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.
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.
Researchers found that when you hear your dog’s cries, it may elicit the same feeling as when humans hear a baby’s cry–and perhaps even stronger feelings! Here’s what you should know.
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.
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.
New research shows that bringing your young pup to a puppy training class even once a week will help alleviate feelings of fear or aggression that they may have in their new environment. This could even could have an association with the dog’s long-term behavior.
Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain in obvious ways, but others act more stoic. Some dogs will try to hide their pain as a natural survival instinct. Here are six signs that your dog might be feeling pain and what you should do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.