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Samuel Walker, MSc

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Sam has a Master's degree in Engineering Physics and years of experience in writing science reports, scientific research and science content. Being very passionate about animals, he's always looking for opportunities to use his skills and experience in researching and writing about dogs.

Scientists Explain Why Some Dogs Are Friendlier Than Others

New study found how oxytocin in dogs affects their friendliness, which can also broaden our understanding of canines bond with humans, and human social...

Study: Your Active Dog Needs a Specialized Diet

Owners of very active, working dogs need a special diet for their pet to support the body during exercise. Scientists found that many working...

There’s a Reason Your Dog Loves His Ball

Scientists are uncovering the mystery behind why our pooches can’t get enough of tennis balls. Turns out, it's all due to canine's innate prey...

Dogs Are Our Best Friends Because We May Share Similar Genes

People may have bred themselves the perfect companions from wild wolves, and a new study shows that a lot of this has to do...

Dog-Speak Helps Owners Build Relationships With Their Dogs

Scientists can finally explain how "dog-speak" and the way pet owners communicate with their dogs impacts and improves the social human-canine bond. All of us...

This Study Reveals Whether Your Dog Will Pick You Over A...

A new study has shown that dogs react to strangers and owners differently depending on the situation they've been put in. A difference has...

Study: Dogs and Wolves Share Parasites but There’s No Increased Risk...

Good news for hunters with gun dogs: even though grey wolves are known to be carriers of parasites and share the same ones with...

Scientists Reveal Hunting Dogs May Be Agents Of A Life-Threatening Disease

A new study has shown that Austrian hunting dogs are statistically more likely to contract tularemia, a disease that can infect humans, too. Researchers from...

New Study Shows Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Calorie Allowance

We all know that giving your dog too many treats isn't healthy, but a new study has found that most dog treats actually exceed...

Your Dog’s Noise Anxiety May Be Related to Musculoskeletal Pain

Noise sensitivity in dogs that often results in anxiety is related to loud, surprising noises. However, a new study from a collaborative group of...

Study Shows How Dogs Can Sense Shapes and Sizes of Objects

New study proves that dogs can "smell" shapes and sizes of objects. Your pooch is likely able to tell the difference between a stuffed...

New Bomb and Drug Sniffing Device Will Save Lives of Sniffer...

Dogs' most powerful tools have always been their noses. For many years, sniffer dogs have been part of police campaigns and have been utilized...

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