Dog with glasses, looking very serious while reading a scientific paper on the importance of mental stimulation for dogs

Does training method matter? Evidence for the negative impact of aversive-based methods on companion dog welfare

Authors: Ana Catarina Vieira de Castro, Danielle Fuchs, Gabriela Munhoz Morello, Stefania Pastur, Liliana de Sousa, I. Anna S. Olsson
Plos One, December 2020

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome A Disease of Canine and Feline Brain Aging

Authors: Gary M Landsberg, Joseph A Araujo, Jeff Nichol
Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice, July 2012

Position Statement on Humane Dog Training

Clinical signs and management of anxiety, sleeplessness, and cognitive dysfunction in the senior pet

Authors: Gary M Landsberg, Theresa Deporter, Joseph A Araujo
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, May 2011

Acquisition and long-term memory of object names in a sample of Gifted Word Learner dogs

Authors: Shany Dror, Ádám Miklósi, Andrea Sommese, Andrea Temesi & Claudia Fugazza.
Royal Society Open Science, October 2021.

Dogs are more pessimistic if their owners use two or more aversive training methods

Authors: Rachel A. Casey, Maria Naj-Oleari, Sarah Campbell, Michael Mendl & Emily J. Blackwell
Nature Scientific Reports, September 2021

Report by Kinship Reveals Modern Pet Parents’ Concerns and Expectations

This report by Kinship touches upon how pets have a positive impact on their humans. With a focus on modern pet parents, COVID-19 impact and an overview of general concerns and expectations when it comes to a pet’s happiness.
BusinessWire, February 2021

A framework for understanding how activities associated with dog ownership relate to human well-being

Authors: Ana Maria Barcelos, Niko Kargas, John Maltby, Sophie Hall & Daniel S. Mills
Scientific Reports, July 2020

The Role of Oxytocin in the Dog–Owner Relationship

Authors: Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Franka S. Schaebs, Alina Gaugg, Anne Meinert, Tobias Deschner & Friederike Range
Animals (Basel), October 2019

Bestial boredom: a biological perspective on animal boredom and suggestions for its scientific investigation

Author: Charlotte C. Burn
Animal Behavior, August 2017

How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Author: Gregory Berns
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013