Optimism in dogs

Optimism in humans refers to a tendency to expect more positive outcomes in life than negative. Animals have been shown to possess similar biases depending on whether they may be feeling “happy” or “unhappy”. Like humans, animals that are in a positive emotional state expect more posi

Working farm dog performance and longevity

Increasing the success rate of working dogs on Australian farms has the potential to improve efficiency for farmers and the welfare of their dogs. A survey of over 800 Australian stock dog owners is currently under analysis. Data have been gathered about 4,000+ of their dogs, past and