1. Do you like dogs?
2. Are dogs really “a man’s best friend”?
3. What kinds of dogs do you like and dislike?
4. Do you think dogs have a good life?
5. In what ways are dogs helpful to humans?
6. Are there many abandoned dogs in your town?
7. In English, dogs go “woof woof”. How about in your language?
8. What does a “dog-eat-dog world” mean? Is it true?
Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the globe you find humans in today, you’re likely to find another species as well: dogs. So how did one of our oldest rivals, the wolf, evolve into man’s best friend? David Ian Howe traces the history of humanity’s first domesticated animal.
Lesson by David Ian Howe, directed by Cabong Studios.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an animal? This series gives startling and revelatory answers. Combining jaw-dropping demonstrations of animals’ abilities with revealing photography, Chris Packham travels the world to uncover the secrets of the animal mind.
Chris explores the remarkable ways animals use their senses. Focusing on dogs, he discovers how their powerful sense of smell creates a bizarre alternative reality.
They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks — but that saying might not be as trustworthy as you’d think.
Hosted by: Olivia Gordon
When Alvin lost his dog Rainbow, he felt as though a human has died.
Humans have a special — and somewhat an odd — relationship with dogs. 60% of Americans own a pet, and the most popular of them are dogs. Our relationship with them actually goes back pretty far. Some scholars believe that wolves and humans hunted and lived among each other — and the reason humans came out on top was because we partnered with wolves. Then, as we evolved so did our furry friends. Now, we treat these animals like family. We give them names, keep them safe, and share our lives with them. So when it’s time for them to go, it feels a lot like we’re losing a part of the family.