The dog is man and woman's best friend, but how good a friend to your dog are you? We all like to think our dogs are really happy with us. But how can we be sure? A new study of dogs being hugged suggests most of us are not actually very good at telling. And that made us wonder - are our dogs really happy, and can we use science to make them happier? So we recruited three regular dog owners, called a team of experts and designed a daunting two-week challenge for them and for you. Our aim - over two episodes to use this challenge and the latest science to supercharge their canine communication skills and develop a happier relationship with their dogs. It's all part of a new science, dubbed dogmanship.
Angus came to Labrador Rescue in Canberra from a guy who loved him but the wife didn't want a dog. He was 5 months old. A sweet pup and very smart. Now, almost 2 years on, he goes to work 3 days a week with Matt a landscape Gardner and has a circle of dog friends from clients plus the residents in retirement homes who all spoil him.