If you've ever been nervous around a dog and told to just be calm because dogs can "smell fear", you know that this advice is about as effective as telling a pissed-off person to chill. The sentiment behind that guidance, though, appears to be rooted in some truth. While dogs probably can't smell fear, they do seem to respond to fearful people with more aggression. A new study published yesterday in the BMJ found that anxious, neurotic people are more likely to be bitten by dogs.
An essay "Your Dog Feels No Shame: The myth of canine guilt" misleads readers to think dogs don't feel guilt. While we may not accurately read guilt, we don't know what they feel.
A recent study shows what many have "known" about the power of a dog's nose and its ability to detect what we're feeling. New data show dogs smell human fear and also get scared.
People who are nervous scaredy cats are more apt to be bitten by dogs, according to a new study.
A new study indicates that anxious people tend to suffer from more dog bites, but researchers don't know what causes this to occur. Most studies on dog bites focus on more serious attacks that require hospital treatment, but researc...