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Stories by Julie Hecht

Really, Canine Science is Open Access

I've noticed a trend. Not everyone wants someone else's interpretation of the latest canine science study. "I want to see the study's methods myself, how the research was done, and who the subjects were before drawing any conclusions," I see time and again on Facebook...

April 28, 2015 — Julie Hecht

What You Don't Know About Your Dog's Nostrils

Nostrils. Your dog has them. Two of them actually. And you don't give them any attention, do you? Sure, you might take your dog to the vet when you see gunk coming out of them, but on any given ho-hum day, you're not giving your dog's nostrils a second thought...

March 31, 2015 — Julie Hecht

This Month, Step Inside the Dog's Nose

Even from a block away, I could tell the dog was having a Best Day Ever moment. The dog walked with the bounce of newly melted snow, birds chirp-chirping, and a warm breeze pouring new smells from the street’s nooks and crannies...

March 8, 2015 — Julie Hecht

We Surrender Our Dogs. Help Scientists Understand Why.

"We would love to tell you that every dog can flourish in every home, but the truth is that, no matter what you do, sometimes a dog and family are not a good fit." ~ Patricia McConnell and Karen London, Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home My first dog [...]..

January 21, 2015 — Julie Hecht

Do Dog Athletes Get Dog Injuries?

My inbox has changed in the last few years. I still receive work, friend, and family emails, but I increasingly receive dog product and promotional emails, which I've learned to delete as quickly as possible...

January 16, 2015 — Julie Hecht

28 Santa-Approved Dog Science Articles

Can't believe so-and-so said that in front of everyone? Is it time for a break from members of your own species? The dogs are here to help.

December 25, 2014 — Julie Hecht

Why Dogs Hump, Brought to Life In a Way You Can’t Unsee

I've been writing about dog humping for years. Jon Stewart mentioned my first piece, "H*mping: Why Do They Do It?" on air. Fine, it could have had something to do with the dog-friendly workplace at “The Daily Show” being featured in that issue of The Bark magazine, but for some reason, my humping article grabbed [...]..

December 11, 2014 — Julie Hecht
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