Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it’s important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Here are what the different types of growls mean and ways you can react once you understand them.
Meeting people can be stressful for dogs if they aren’t used to seeing new faces. They may go into “stranger danger” mode and cower behind you or run away. Even worse, they may lash out with aggressive behavior. Here’s what you should know.
Your dog can go through a lot of anxiety at the start of Daylight Saving Time, but there are steps you can take to reduce anxiety and make it a positive transition. Here’s how your dog might be affected and what you can do about it.
Are dogs highly sentient? Well, the short answer is maybe. You probably feel like your dog is at least as sentient as some humans, but there’s science on both sides of the argument that dogs are highly sentient creatures.
Gaining a dog’s trust is one of the most important factors in any relationship between a human and a canine. This is especially so if you’re meeting a rescue dog who might have been mistreated before, or one who hasn’t been correctly socialized. Here are a few steps you can take to earn a dog’s trust.
Is chewing a destructive behavior? Here’s the simplest answer: Only if your dog is chewing on the wrong thing. Making sure your dog chews only on appropriate things will help keep them — and your belongings — safe. Here are a few ways you can redirect your dog’s chewing and put a stop to the unwanted behavior.
January is National Train Your Dog Month, so make a resolution to learn something new with your four-legged friend. Help spread the word all throughout the month of January. Here’s what you need to know about National Train Your Dog Month.
If you’re a pet parent, then you might have seen your dog do a sort of show and dance before they snuggle into their beds. If you’re wondering if this behavior is normal, don’t worry — it is, and it’s something they’ve inherited from their wild canine ancestors a long time ago.
Winter starts on December 21st and lasts until March. It’s time to bring out the doggy boots, coats, and cold-weather gear to keep your pup from being miserable on those chilly walks. But some dog breeds love the snow! To them, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Often, dog parents think those little leg twitches or tiny “yips” that comes out while their pups are sleeping have to do with the things their dogs are dreaming about. But do dogs dream? Or are those little twitches completely random? And if they do dream, what do they dream about?
Dogs like sticking their heads out of windows during car rides. Why exactly do they like to do this? Based on observations and research in animal behavior, it’s probably mostly because of the smells outside. Here’s what you should know.
Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain in obvious ways, but others act more stoic. Some dogs will try to hide their pain as a natural survival instinct. Here are six signs that your dog might be feeling pain and what you should do about it.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 2:00am. When humans change the clock, it can affect dogs more strongly. Here are a few ways your dog might struggle during this time and what you can do to help them adjust.
October 26th is Howl At The Moon Day! Do dogs really howl more at a full moon? Do they think it’s a ball that they’ll never be able to fetch? Here are a few of the reasons your pooch gets loud like a lunar lunatic and howls at the moon.
Is your dog stressed? They might be! Do you know how to identify whether or not your dog is stressed? That might be harder. Here are some signs and solutions to make sure your dog is living their best life with you!
Biting everything that moves is normal puppy behavior, but that doesn’t mean it’s fun to live with. So what can you do when your little pooch won’t stop chomping your pant legs? Here are some solutions.
If you’re close with your pooch, then it isn’t hard to figure if they’re feeling down. If you happen to find your dog’s mood change for the worse, here are five ways to cheer them up when they feel depressed.
When it comes to our beloved dogs, we tend to think of them at their best, tongues out while running and playing in the backyard and having a great time. But sometimes things affect our dogs emotionally, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Here’s how to spot the signs of depression in your dog.
Almost anything could lure a chase-obsessive dog into a potentially dangerous situation. Chasing behavior can also trigger understandably hostile reactions from people who see it as aggression when a strange dog comes bounding after them. Here’s what you can do.
Bringing a new dog home can be challenging, especially for first time dog parents. But whatever problems you’re facing, know that you’re not alone. Here are suggestions for coping with a few of the challenges most common to new dog adopters.
You’re absolutely wild about your dog, and you’re not afraid to show it. But all the treats, toys, fancy collars, and comfy beds can’t let your dog know just how special they are to you. Here are a few ways you can express your love to your dog that they’ll understand.