Dog Behavior

3 Things Dogs Do Before Lying Down To Rest–And Why

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.

by Jean Andrei
October 30th

Do Dogs Dream? If So, What Do Dogs Dream About?

Often, dog owners 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?

by Maggie Clancy
October 23rd

Why Do Dogs Howl At The Moon?

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.

by Mike Clark
October 3rd

Made To Love Dogs: How Our Genes Make Us True Canine Lovers

In a recent study conducted on tendencies for dog ownership, a team of scientists examined information from over 35,000 pairs of twins twins for any possibility of genetic component for dog preference. The results show that genes have a significant influence on whether a person will get a dog for a pet.

by Gel Galang
October 1st

Study Shows Dogs Fill Men & Women’s Lives Differently

One research poll suggests that the reason for getting a pet may be influenced by your gender attributes. A national poll that surveyed over 600 single men and women found that they had different reasons for bringing home a loving pooch. Here are the results.

by Gel Galang
October 1st

Is Your Dog Stressed? Here Are 5 Possible Signs

Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are alike, but it’s nevertheless it’s something important of which all dog owners must be wary.

by Beth Meadows
September 3rd

5 Ways To Cheer Up A Depressed Dog

If you are 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.

by Jean Andrei
August 27th

5 Signs Your Dog Might Be Unhappy Or Depressed

When we think about our beloved dogs, we tend to think of their best versions, 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.

by Jean Andrei
August 26th

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

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.

by Mike Clark
August 20th

5 Ways To Show Your Dog Love That They Can Understand

You’re absolutely crazy 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.

by Mike Clark
August 9th

Gardening With Dogs: 5 Tips To Keep Your Pup Safe

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 a veritable hazard for those who own dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.

by Beth Meadows
August 9th

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
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