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.
Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating poop? Here are some possible reasons.
While it’s always a wonderful treat to have fresh fruits and veggies available, it’s important to note that gardens and gardening can be veritable hazards for those who live with dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.
It’s unclear as to whether dogs are feeling empathetic to human emotions or if they’re simply able to determine our moods by our body language. But one thing is for sure: they know something is different. They want to comfort us and make us feel better.
Is it okay to give your dog kisses? It’s really all about who your dog is, who you are, and what everyone is comfortable with. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to smooch your pooch.
Dog aggression toward other dogs is a very serious matter. Even if physical contact is never made, managing a dog who’s pulling and lunging on-leash is very difficult — not to mention stressful for all parties — and attempting to defuse an attack in progress is downright dangerous.
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?
Most dog parents have experienced a pooch 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 their weight against your calf. But why do they do it?
I started researching the topic of separation anxiety in dogs because my day job will be bringing our department back to the office soon, and my work-from-home days with my dog will end soon. Here are some tips I’ve learned from my research.
Dogs may try to escape from their homes and bolt for many reasons. Dogs who escape can run into traffic, encounter dangerous wildlife, face dognappers, or come across any number of hazardous, deadly situations. Here’s how to stop your dog’s escaping behavior.
Noise anxiety in dogs is a phobia or strong feeling of fear around loud noises, like sounds from fireworks or thunderstorms. It can result in many anxious behaviors or even cause dogs to bolt out of fear and get lost. Here’s what you should know, including treatment options.
While 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 pet parents. Here are six eating disorders that can affect dogs.
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.
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?
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?
Does your dog sleep curled up? Twitch a lot? Take naps all day? The way your dog sleeps and their sleeping habits can say a lot about what they’re feeling. Sleeping habits can give clues about a dog’s health and happiness that you can interpret if you know what to look for.