I recently saw a clip of Neil Patrick Harris hosting the 2013 Emmys. He was doing a bit about Google Glass and said he was watching an episode of American Horror Story on his contacts while hosting the show. And then, mid-sentence, he freaked out (1min 44sec)! Understandable; there’s a lot to freak out about in that show.
I don’t watch American Horror Story, but I identify with Mr. Harris because that’s how I feel every day. But about dogs.
Every morning, I sit down at my computer with my dog-related To-Do list: dog research, dog writing, dog data analysis, dog presentation prep, and my favorite, dog watching. But throughout the day, I feel a mild(er) version of Neil Patrick Harris’s freakout because there is so much quality dog reading to take in. Every. Single. Day. And I don't know where to start.
I’m not one to post weekly Required Dog Reading lists, but I'll periodically share articles that I've dog-eared. These 10 pieces run the gamut: animal videos and butt worms, aggression and death, and of course, dogs driving cars and chocolate.
Deborah Blum, ELEMENTAL/Wired Science @deborahblum
The trouble with dogs and theobromine.
Dog Zombie, DVM, MS and PhD student in canid genomics @dogzombieblog
Thought experiment about aggression in dogs.
Hal Herzog, Animals and Us/Psychology Today @herzoghal
Using social media to study animal behavior is on my mind. Nothing beats small horses with big balls.
I’m not sure if the worm found the journey all that eventful, but it certainly will be for you!
Robert Sapolsky, Mind & Matter/The Wall Street Journal Facebook
“We're pretty selective about how we extend our humaneness to other human beings.”
Mia Cobb, Do You Believe in Dog? @DoUBelieveinDog
The science behind the passing of a loved one.
Karen London, The Bark @The_Bark
Terrified dogs will bite, and sometimes people don’t help.
Malcom Campbell, Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast/SciLogs @m_m_campbell
Dogs, humans and pandas grapple.
Companion Animal Psychology @CompAnimalPsych
How do dogs respond to new things, and their "sociability"?
Jason Goldman, The Thoughtful Animal/Scientific American @jgold85
The title says it all. Required reading in my Applied Animal Behavior class.
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