The Dogs That Know PhenomenaRupert Sheldrake's original research on this is here.
We're looking for dogs and owners willing to participate in a research project looking at the special bond that we share with our animals.
You may be wondering if you've heard of this somewhere before. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist, and former Fellow of Cambridge University investigated this phenomena in the mid-90s. He even wrote a book titled, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. While many dog owners, trainers and other experts have witnessed this behavior some scientists remain unconvinced. This research project aims to resolve this question. We invite you to help.
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