Dog Behavior

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dog plays fetch with himself

    Dog plays fetch with himself

    Video: Filmed in Kobe, Japan, this footage awesome features an adorable small dog who has learned how to play fetch...with himself — watch how he does it.

  • 25 pictures of public dog shaming

    25 pictures of public dog shaming

    Gallery: Peeing on siblings, eating the carpet, and breaking wind into a fan are a few of the crimes these dogs have committed, as told via public-shaming pictures.

  • Slow-motion dog body shake

    Slow-motion dog body shake

    Video: Amazing slow-motion footage of several dogs and puppies doing a body shake, an action that resembles shaking off water following a swim, revealing fascinating details.

  • “Please ask to pet me”

    “Please ask to pet me”

    Editorial: Yes, a little prudence goes a long way, as is illustrated our column about the importance of asking permission before petting a strange dog.

  • Dog owners: It’s okay to ask for help

    Dog owners: It’s okay to ask for help

    Editorial: Sometimes our dogs can get out of hand or become overwhelming, and there is no shame in asking for help — especially from another dog owner; find out why.

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