Dog Behavior

  • 7 Lucky Dogs Who Made it Home Thanks to Their Microchip

    7 Lucky Dogs Who Made it Home Thanks to Their Microchip

    1/3 of all pets go missing at some point and only 1 in 10 are reunited with their families. It just makes sense to microchip your dogs, cats and other pets.

  • What Is Your Dog Parenting Style?

    What Is Your Dog Parenting Style?

    Dog parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs you can take on, and we all have very different styles. What kind of pet parent are you and what does it say about you?

  • Dog takes up painting, works sold online

    Dog takes up painting, works sold online

    Dogs can do many amazing things, but one pooch in Minnesota can paint pictures — not with his paws, but with a brush on canvas; he’s also sold some of his art pieces.

  • Can dogs can read your emotions?

    Can dogs can read your emotions?

    A new study from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, as published in Current Biology, reveals what a dog can tell from a human’s eyes and mouth.

  • How dogs drink

    How dogs drink

    Two universities did studies on how dogs and cats consume water, and discovered why canines are sloppier drinkers than felines — read their report findings.

  • Practical tips for a dog-friendly home

    Practical tips for a dog-friendly home

    Bringing a pet dog into one’s home is a huge commitment, but there are steps humans can take to create a welcoming environment for the new four-legged family member.

  • Dogs and apologies

    Dogs and apologies

    Video: Has your dog ever eaten your shoes? Peed on the carpet? Tried to eat a bee? Watch as canines apologize for these and other misdeeds in an animated production.

  • Give the dog a bone

    Give the dog a bone

    Video: Two dogs and two bones, but one of the canines isn’t content with his chewable item and suddenly decides he wants more — take a look at what happens.

  • Can dogs tell time?

    Can dogs tell time?

    Dogs do things based on instinct and routine, but do they actually understand the concept of time, in terms of seconds? Read the results of a University of Kentucky study.

  • Adorable Bulldog puppy learns to howl

    Adorable Bulldog puppy learns to howl

    Video: The word “cute” doesn’t even begin to describe this wrinkly pint-sized Bulldog puppy, who takes it upon himself to learn the fine art of howling.

  • Doggy doulas: Preparing your dog for a human infant

    Doggy doulas: Preparing your dog for a human infant

    A doula is someone who assists mothers and their families with a new baby and the transition to a new home; a dog doula helps a family canine with the new human arrival.

  • Finding a good dog trainer

    Finding a good dog trainer

    Simply hiring a good dog trainer is not a “cure-all” for all your canine’s antisocial and unwanted behaviors — the owner needs to get involved in the process, too.

  • Helping your dog overcome boredom

    Helping your dog overcome boredom

    A dog’s frequent destructive behavior may be the result of many things, but chances are he might be just plain bored; read how to keep your pooch entertained.

  • Can dogs be pessimistic?

    Can dogs be pessimistic?

    Do dogs see things with a half-full or half-mentality? Read the results of a University of Sydney study which examined pessimism and optimism in canines.

  • Do dogs experience jealousy?

    Do dogs experience jealousy?

    A study developed by the University of California San Diego reveals that dogs show signs of a human trait — jealousy; the findings lead to more research on animal emotion.

  • Dog tries to save fish

    Dog tries to save fish

    Video: In Thailand, a tan dog tries to keep some beached fish alive by splashing them with water; take a look at the unique footage of adorable canine behavior.

  • Litter boxes for dogs

    Litter boxes for dogs

    Question: How can I train my dog to use a litter box? Answer: Litter boxes are a great option for apartment dwellers, those who are unable to walk their dogs (or who worry about leaving them unattended in the yard), or simply small-dog owners who prefer this neat, convenient method. Choose a litter box that […]

  • The truth about dogs (and cats)

    The truth about dogs (and cats)

    “That dog is wagging his tail so he must be happy...” Not so fast: The speed it’s wagging at could mean different things; this and other dog myths debunked.

  • Researchers confirm dogs like to work for their treats

    Researchers confirm dogs like to work for their treats

    A series of experiments performed on a group of Beagles showed that those who completed certain tasks were more eager to eat their treats than those who did nothing for them.

  • Adorable rescue cow believes she is a dog

    Adorable rescue cow believes she is a dog

    Taken from her mother when she was two weeks old by an animal hoarder, Milkshake was rescued and raised with several dogs, whose behavior she mimics on a daily basis.

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