I recently picked up a magazine at my local CVS called, Inside Your Dog’s Mind, not expecting to find much besides some great photos, but I was pleasantly surprised. The very first article was How to Make Your Dog Happy, by Dr. Zazie Todd and was excerpted from her fabulous book Wag, The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.*
Among the other interesting articles were a couple on the canine sense of smell, a guide to body language from Lili Chin’s book, Doggie Language, preparing for the death of a beloved pet, and one I found particularly interesting, Wired for Warmth, about a genetic component to friendliness that our dogs have, and share with us!
The article interviews Princeton evolutionary biologist Bridgett vonHoldt PhD, who has found a genetic complex in dogs that is “akin to the Williams genetic syndrome in humans, […]