From an episode of Uncommon SensePresented by Amy Mullins


Uncommon Sense: The Science Behind Human–Canine Friendships

Kate Leaver is a journalist and author who has just released her book Good Dogwhich delves into the curious and special bond that has evolved between canines and humans. Kate chats to Uncommon Sense host Amy Mullins about the emotional support she receives from her dog and how this inspired her to delve deeper into the science behind human–canine friendships. In particular, she speaks to the scientific findings presented in the book, including research into the sophisticated emotional capacities that dogs display and the health benefits that humans enjoy from interacting with dogs, as well as how dogs also benefit.

Photo: Proggie (Creative Commons)

Dog in lap
Listen to Uncommon Sense: The Science Behind Human–Canine Friendships39:0328 April 2020