How Do You Get Your Neighbor’s Dog To Stop Barking?
If your neighbor's dog won't stop barking, it can go beyond a minor annoyance. Here are a few ways you can put a stop to a noisy neighbor pooch.
Is Your Dog Afraid To Let You Out Of Their Sight?
Having a velcro dog is not always a bad thing - but sometimes it can be a sign of anxiety. Learn how to tell the difference.
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.
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.
Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Social Based On Their Eyes?
The eyes are supposed to be the windows to the soul in humans—but the same may be said for dogs. A new study suggests that dogs' eyes may be a clue to their tendencies for communication.
Why The Start Of Daylight Saving Time Drives Your Dog Bonkers
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.
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.
Exercise Those Noses! Letting Your Dog Sniff Makes Them More Optimistic
An estimated 33 percent of your dog's walk is dedicated to sniffing time alone, and that's a lot. But this is actually a good thing. A new study shows that dogs who are allowed to sniff and practice nose work are actually more optimistic.
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.
‘Stranger Danger’: Reduce Your Dog’s Anxiety When Meeting People
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.
Are Big Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs? Here’s What Research Says
Size may actually matter. A new study suggests that bigger dogs perform better at tasks that involve memory and cognition. Does that mean that big dogs are smarter than little dogs? Here's what the research says.
Microbes In Your Dog’s Gut May Be Related To Aggression
A study by researchers from the Oregon State University found a correlation between aggressive behavior and the presence of microbes in dogs' guts. Here's what it means.
Study Shows Dog Genes Link To Behavior And Personality
Researchers undertook an ambitious study to pin down how a dog's genes and breed affect their behavior and personality. They found that some traits, like trainability, chasing, and aggression, can be inherited.
January Is National Train Your Dog Month
This January is National Train Your Dog Month, so make a New Year's Resolution to learn something new with your four-legged friend. Your pup will appreciate it all year long!
Dog Is Suddenly Aggressive Toward Other Dogs
Why is your dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Without meeting your dog, it's impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs.
How The End Of Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Dog
Your dog can go through a lot of anxiety at the end of Daylight Saving Time, but there are steps you can take to reduce anxiety and make it a positive transition.
Do Dogs Dream? If So, What Do Dogs Dream About?
All dog owners wonder: do dogs dream? And if they do, what about? We can't just ask dogs to tell us about what happens when they sleep, but maybe science can help us find the answers.
Why Do Dogs Howl At The Moon?
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.
How A Sensitive Beagle Helped One Family Cope With The Death Of Their Father
They brought their father home to pass with his family and loved ones but the neighbor's Beagle, who was described as the "sensitive type" insisted on sitting with them...
Which Dog Groups Make The Best D&D Classes?
Is your beagle a Rogue or a Bard? Is that Great Dane of yours very Barbarian-like? We classify AKC dog groups as Dungeons & Dragons classes for your reading entertainment!