Professor Daniel Mills

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Fighting like cats and dogs? Research shows a different picture

Animal behaviour researchers at the University of Lincoln have discovered that the relationship between our cats and dogs may be more amicable than originally perceived. The relationship between the species is often portrayed as fractious, however, Professor Daniel Mills, Dr Sophie Hall and Jessica Thomson at the School of Life Sciences conducted an...

Dogs really can recognise human emotions

  As a dog owner you’ve seen them smile, cuddle you when you’re not at your best, mope when you’re not around and pounce around when you’re in the best of moods, but now it’s been scientifically proven: dogs really can recognise emotions in humans. By combining information from different...

Owning a pet dog can help families of children with autism

A new study has highlighted the potential for pet dogs to reduce stress in parents of children with autism. A team of psychologists and animal behaviour experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, in conjunction with charities Dogs for the Disabled and the National Autistic Society, discovered a significant...

Pets on Prozac – drug treatment can help anxious dogs

Dogs who suffer with separation anxiety become more optimistic when taking the animal equivalent of Prozac during behavioural treatment, according to the results of an innovative new study. Led by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, the research has for the first time revealed how the animals feel...

Celebrity dog trainer to speak at dog bite prevention conference

Renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, from Channel 4’s It’s Me or the Dog, will be joined by some of the UK’s top animal-related professionals at the National Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference at the University of Lincoln, UK. Stilwell founded the conference as well as the UK’s first...