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Our Dogs Get Lonelier Than We Think, New Book Says

31 May
Sad Dog, Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

Awww, Someone needs to visit this guy during the day (Photo by Colin Davis/Flickr)

Our dogs could be suffering from stress and loneliness when we’re apart from them — even if the couch pillows aren’t torn to pieces when we come home.

That’s what a new book says. Dr. John Bradshaw writes about separation distress in Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.

Bradshaw has spent his career debunking some of the common bad dog advice we’ve all heard, while researching the understanding of dog behavior.

“Most dogs probably have stronger attachments to people than they do to other dogs,,” he says. “Which is pretty unusual for any species, apart from our own.”

One of Bradshaw’s main findings? “Most dogs do not like being left alone.”

The book sounds great! I’ve just read the excepts. But I’ll definitely be picking it up soon.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
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