Alexandra Horowitz, author of the best-selling Inside of A Dog, is back with a new dog-delving science book, BEING A DOG: FOLLOWING THE DOG INTO A WORLD OF SMELL. Widely known for sniffing out drugs, bombs, and certain types of ancer, this book will surely open up our minds — and nostrils — to the infinite ways that dogs perceive the world around us! (NPR)
It’s a good thing dogs don’t do Facebook or other social media — because a new scientific study says that they do experience feelings of envy, and not just when you’re petting another dog! (New York Times)
If you’ve ever been around Jack Russell terriers, then you know they can be a handful — but in a great way! And now there’s a handsome new JRT photo book from Abrams called (what else?) I, Jack Russell, with Jack-tastic photographs by Andy Hughes. (Kitson)
Jan Hoffman and Alexandra Horowitz (author of Inside of A Dog) try to figure out how we come up with the names we do for our loved ones in The New York Times.
Most dog cognition experts suggest sticking to one or two syllables. I, myself, personally have learned to stay away from pet names that rhyme with “No!” (NYT)