The Science Behind Dogs' Love: It's Not Just About Food : Short Wave (Encore episode) Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, draws on studies from his lab and others around the world to explain what biology, neuroscience, and genetics reveal about dogs and love. He's the author of Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You.

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Does Your Dog Love You? Science Has Some Answers

Does Your Dog Love You? Science Has Some Answers

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(Encore episode) Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, draws on studies from his lab and others around the world to explain what biology, neuroscience, and genetics reveal about dogs and love. He's the author of Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You.

This episode was produced by Brett Baughman and edited by Viet Le.