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.
While some dogs follow their owners everywhere they go out of sheer love, sometimes the reason why dogs stick to their owners like velcro is because of anxiety. Is your dog afraid to let you out of their sight? Here’s what you should do.
If your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, it can go beyond a minor annoyance. A barking dog who doesn’t belong to you can disrupt your sleep, ruin your peace of mind, or become a headache-inducing nuisance. Here are a few ways you can put a stop to a noisy neighbor pooch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 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.
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?
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.