Duke Canine Cognition Center

Media and Public Outreach

What motivates us to share our research to the public?

  1. Much of our work is supported by public funds and we feel obligated to share our findings with those who have helped pay for the research.
  2. We hope we can help people understand the importance of our research to their everyday lives.
  3. We hope we can raise awareness about animal welfare and conservation to assure that the species we work with will be here for future generations to enjoy.

Programs or stories featuring our research

2 November 2017 College Town Duke’s dog guru Brian Hare to open Puppy Kindergarten in 2018

7 January 2017 The New York Times To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

13 December 2016 The Washington Post How do dogs' genes affect their behavior? Your pet could help scientists find out. 

19 September 2016 The Atlantic Pit Bulls Are Chiller Than Chihuahuas

16 August 2016 60 Minutes: Australia Top Dog

30 June 2016 Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Dog Cognition

18 June 2016 CNBC What's Fido thinking? Canine cognition researchers want to know

10 June 2016 'DogSmarts' podcasts (iTunes , Google Play)

16 September 2015 PLOS One Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research

16 September 2015 The Atlantic Play With Your Dog, For Science

13 May 2015 The Today Show How does your dog really feel about you?

5 October 60 Minutes The Smartest Dog in the World

28 April 2014 The New York Times Overriding Their Animal Impulse

22 April 2014 National Geographic This is How You Study The Evolution of Animal Intelligence

16 April 2014 NOVA Animal Minds: Dogs

13 April 2014 Time How Smart is that Doggy in the Window?

22 January 2014 Chicago Tribune Dogs are smarter than we think, and some are downright brilliant

6 December 2013 American Scientist What is Intelligence?

30 September 2013 WRAL Duke dog study fetches national attention

22 April 2013 New York Times: Enlisting a virtual pack, to study canine minds

11 March 2013 Slate Survival of the Friendlist: Did dogs "self-domesticate"? Did humans?

20 February 2013 Smithsonian Magazine: Why dogs are more like humans than wolves

11 February 2013 Huffington Post: 10 reasons why dogs are smarter than you think

(VIDEO) 7 February 2013 CBS News: Dogs: How smart are they?

5 Feburary 2013 Scientific American: The brilliance of the dog mind

5 February 2013 Wired.com Science: How smart is your dog? Test your pet's brain power for science

3 February 2013 Wall Street Journal: Why dogs are smarter than cats

18 January 2013 Science: For $60, a Peek Inside Your Dog's Mind

27 September 2012 Duke Chronicle: The chimp, the dog, and the Hare

(VIDEO) October 2011 CNN: How dogs think

(VIDEO) 2011 PBS Nova (link on Duke OnDemand): Brian Hare on NOVA's "how smart are animals?"

5 June 2011 The Boston Globe: How kindness built civilization

(AUDIO) December 2010 National Geographic: Weekend Interview with Brian Hare

30 November 2010 The Chronicle: Q & A with Brian Hare

18 November 2010 CNN: Inside the science of how dogs think

5 July 2010 Raleigh News & Observer/The Charlotte Observer: The friendly brain of family dogs

9 February 2010 WRAL News: Duke lab seeks to learn how dogs think

21 September 2009 TIME Magazine: The secrets inside your dog's mind