Wow! Dogs Help to Study Endangered Wildlife

dogtrackingbyboat.jpgThis is an amazing article about how dogs’ amazing noses are helping wildlife ecologists to better study endangered species. Did you know that dogs can identify up to 18 separate species from the smell of their feces? Not only does that make finding a particular species in a vast area of wilderness easier, but dogs can also track a variety of whale species from the deck of a boat, even tracking them from up to a mile away. Look at how much fun that dog’s job is for him!
Read the whole article here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21980526/

Research Study Shows Dogs Can Classify Complex Photos And Place Into Categories | Itchmo: News For Dogs & Cats

doglearning.jpgThis is an interesting article discussing dogs’ abilities to identify and categorize images. I love that there is really an increase in cognitive studies of dogs – for a species that is so closely tied to humans, we know so little, scientifically speaking. Here’s the article I found on Ichmo:
Research Study Shows Dogs Can Classify Complex Photos And Place Into Categories | Itchmo: News For Dogs & Cats