Dog Behavior

4 Real World Examples of Dog Body Language

Your dog will have a few behaviors that can tell you exactly how they’re feeling about the people and dogs they meet on their travels. But what are those behaviors, and how do we understand dog body language?

by John Woods
July 2nd

Is Your Dog Your Child?

When asked if I own a dog, I frequently find myself replying, “Yes, I have a dog.” But even then the word “have” implies that your dog is an object or a thing, a possession of sorts. Often, I delight in saying that I gave spiritual birth to a second child who just happens to be a dog.

by Colleen Paige
July 1st

Why Does My Dog Lean On Me?

Most dog owners have experienced a dog leaning on their legs at least once in their lives. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans a bulk of her weight against your calf. But why do they do it?

by Maggie Clancy
June 27th

Do’s And Don’ts Of Take Your Dog To Work Day

Business goes to the dogs on Friday, June 21st as workplaces across the country celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day. But before you put a tie around your pup’s neck and print out an employee badge for Fido, take some common-sense steps to help the workday go smoothly for all involved.

by Kim Campbell Thornton
June 7th

5 Eating Disorders That Affect Dogs

hile eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned dog owners. Here are six eating disorders that affect dogs.

by Mike Clark
June 3rd

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Most dog owners can tell you that the head tilt means a dog is intrigued and experiencing something out of the ordinary. But why do they do it? Well, there are a few reasons your dog might be doing that adorable tip of the noggin.

by Mike Clark
May 23rd

Can Dogs Tell How Long You’ve Been Gone?

We know the difference between an hour, day, week, month, year, and so on because of the way we experience, record, and remember time. Are dogs capable of telling time the same way? Do they have emotional responses based on how much time has passed?

by Mike Clark
May 15th

What Is Your Dog Parenting Style?

Some pet parents are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Which on describes your style?

by Vicki Clinebell
April 26th

Do Dogs Scratch The Ground To Communicate?

Dog paws have scent glands, which can enhance the olfactory message that they create and transmit to other dogs. They can use scratching as a way to communicate with another pup via their paws.

by Gel Galang
March 14th

Pet Behaviorists May Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Maybe your dog becomes extremely nervous or acts out when you leave. This may no longer be a case of your pup missing you—it might be separation anxiety. A pet behaviorist may be able to help you train the anxiety away.

by Gel Galang
March 7th

How Petting And Gazing Into Your Dog’s Eyes Help You Bond

Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes and feel filled with love? New research from Japan suggests that those loving looks at your dog might be the “oxytocin gaze,” and the feelings of adoration go both ways.

by Gel Galang
February 22nd

Study Shows Dogs Can Detect Malaria Just By Sniffing Socks

According to a new study, dogs can immediately know which children need treatment for malaria with a simple whiff from their socks. Researchers claim that this can add to existing low-cost tests for malaria and help detect the disease in group settings.

by Gel Galang
February 12th
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