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NOVA: Dog Tales

Pack of dogs at Kennington Film Studios, London.
Courtesy of WGBH/Matt Frost
Pack of dogs at Kennington Film Studios, London.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand

—Follow The Epic Journey Of Dog Domestication And See What Science Says About Dogs’ Love—

Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn't always that way - and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. On NOVA "Dog Tales," researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.

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