Yes, Your Dog Does Feel Jealousy!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-06-2021) #730: Featuring Amalia Bastos, Marc Bekoff, and Pam Norris. Amalia Bastos speaks from the laboratory in New Zealand where she is studying a rare parrot, to discuss her study about dog jealousy and the new discovery that dogs can imagine something they cannot actually see; Marc Bekoff discusses the […]

Do Dogs Know They’re Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-07-2021) #717: Featuring Dr. Meghan Herron, Marc Bekoff, and Steve Carino. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron discusses purebred cats and how they are different from our regular domestic short hair kitties from her book, Decoding Your Cat; Marc Bekoff discusses his article for Psychology Today, “Do Dogs Know They Are […]

What Do Dogs Know & Feel About Death & Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-28-2020) #681 Featuring Marc Bekoff, Sherri Franklin, and Nathaniel Fields. Marc Bekoff discusses his recent Psychology Today article “What Do Dogs Know and Feel About Death and Dying?” and Tracie recounts her personal experiences; Sherri Franklin, the Founder of Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, talks about adjustments to […]

What Love Actually Means to Our Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-22-2020) #664: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Leslie Shephard, and Nina Wertan. Marc Bekoff talks about love, and what it actually means to our dogs, from his Psychology Today article titled DOGS ARE NOT LOVE MUFFINS; Leslie Shephard, Director of Puppy Raising Services for Southeastern Guide Dogs, discusses their need for more […]

Are Dogs Really Pack Animals?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-25-2020) #659: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Eric O’Grey, and Brooks Bradbury. Marc Bekoff has studied dogs “forever” and one of his Psychology Today articles looks at the question of whether dogs are actually pack animals or whether, left to themselves, there really is a pack or the concept of an “alpha” […]

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like?

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like? Research has shown that different types of music effect people differently: grunge music is associated with sadness and fatigue, while classical music tends to reduce stress. But how do dogs respond to music? Research published in Psychology Today magazine illustrated how music influences the emotions of dogs. […]

Hugging A Dog? Fine, with Care

Good Dogs! (06-21-2016) #6057: Naturalist and professor Marc Bekoff is world-renowned for his studies of wolves, coyotes and dogs.  He wanted to disagree with the recent Good Dogs! show cautioning against “dog hugging” because he believes each dog should be viewed as an individual with likes and dislikes that may also change. He shares his […]