Dog Behavior

  • Researchers confirm dogs like to work for their treats

    Researchers confirm dogs like to work for their treats

    A series of experiments performed on a group of Beagles showed that those who completed certain tasks were more eager to eat their treats than those who did nothing for them.

  • Adorable rescue cow believes she is a dog

    Adorable rescue cow believes she is a dog

    Taken from her mother when she was two weeks old by an animal hoarder, Milkshake was rescued and raised with several dogs, whose behavior she mimics on a daily basis.

  • Dog plays fetch with himself

    Dog plays fetch with himself

    Video: Filmed in Kobe, Japan, this footage awesome features an adorable small dog who has learned how to play fetch...with himself — watch how he does it.

  • 25 pictures of public dog shaming

    25 pictures of public dog shaming

    Gallery: Peeing on siblings, eating the carpet, and breaking wind into a fan are a few of the crimes these dogs have committed, as told via public-shaming pictures.

  • Slow-motion dog body shake

    Slow-motion dog body shake

    Video: Amazing slow-motion footage of several dogs and puppies doing a body shake, an action that resembles shaking off water following a swim, revealing fascinating details.

  • “Please ask to pet me”

    “Please ask to pet me”

    Editorial: Yes, a little prudence goes a long way, as is illustrated our column about the importance of asking permission before petting a strange dog.

  • Dog owners: It’s okay to ask for help

    Dog owners: It’s okay to ask for help

    Editorial: Sometimes our dogs can get out of hand or become overwhelming, and there is no shame in asking for help — especially from another dog owner; find out why.

  • Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #2

    Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #2

    Editorial: Some people believe a dog’s behavior is due to the way he was raised, but this isn’t entirely true; read the second of our series on shelter-dog myths.

  • Didn’t see that bite coming? Look a little harder

    Didn’t see that bite coming? Look a little harder

    Editorial: Dogs don’t bite for no reason, and the Internet is rife with videos where oblivious canine owners allow toddlers to interact with a pooch who shows the warning signs.

  • January is National Train Your Dog Month

    January is National Train Your Dog Month

    January is the month for New Year’s resolutions — and for some dog owners, successfully training their pooch probably ranks near the top of their “must-do” list.

  • DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories of 2013

    DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories of 2013

    Remember the dog transported behind the SUV? 2013 had no shortage of important events involving man’s best friend — check-out the year's top 10 news stories.

  • Top ways to spend the holiday season with pets

    Top ways to spend the holiday season with pets

    The holidays can be a time of stress and chaos for dogs and cats, but it doesn’t have to be that way: Take a look at these six activities to keep pets safe and stimulated.

  • Kids at the dog park

    Kids at the dog park

    Dog owners have passionate views about the presence of children at off-leash dog parks; while there is no right or wrong, a little common sense would go a long way.

  • Police file report after dog shoplifts from store

    Police file report after dog shoplifts from store

    A Siberian Husky with sticky paws was caught stealing dog treats, beef bones, food, pig ears, and other items via security camera from a South Carolina Dollar General store.

  • Dog Toy Gifts

    Dog Toy Gifts

    Five choice toy selections for your dog this holiday season, including a fetch toy shaped like a zombie’s foot, glow-in-the-dark balls, and a flying disc.

  • Dog saves baby from abusive babysitter

    Dog saves baby from abusive babysitter

    After the family dog started acting aggressively toward the babysitter, the infant’s parents recorded a day’s events via hidden iPhone; they were shocked at what they heard.

  • Dogs and porcupines

    Dogs and porcupines

    Smart as dogs are about some things, they’re not always noted for their intellectual prowess when it comes to investigating dangerous animals. Porcupines, for instance. More often than not, dogs rush in where fools fear to tread, getting a face full of sharp quills for their trouble. The North American porcupine is aptly named. His […]

  • Treating and preventing pet bites

    Treating and preventing pet bites

    If you have a dog or cat, chances are you’ve had to deal with biting; here’s how to treat a bite wound on an animal or human, and prevent future bites.

  • 10 ways to ensure safe encounters between dogs & people

    10 ways to ensure safe encounters between dogs & people

    You’re taking your dog for a walk and you're approached by a child who wants to pet your pooch — do you how to make it a safe encounter? Some bite-prevention basics.

  • Officer-involved tragedy

    Officer-involved tragedy

    Max, a Rottweiler, was shot four times by police while his owner was placed under arrest — would the outcome have been different if the officer had specialized dog training?

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