Dog Behavior

  • 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.

  • Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #2

    Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #2

    Editorial: Some people believe a dog’s behavior is due to the way he was raised, but this isn’t entirely true; read the second of our series on shelter-dog myths.

  • Didn’t see that bite coming? Look a little harder

    Didn’t see that bite coming? Look a little harder

    Editorial: Dogs don’t bite for no reason, and the Internet is rife with videos where oblivious canine owners allow toddlers to interact with a pooch who shows the warning signs.

  • January is National Train Your Dog Month

    January is National Train Your Dog Month

    January is the month for New Year’s resolutions — and for some dog owners, successfully training their pooch probably ranks near the top of their “must-do” list.

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