Behavior

(Picture Credit: Geraint Rowland Photography/Getty Images) Just like there are certain people in the neighborhood you would rather avoid on your daily commute–you know that Mrs. Jones will keep you talking for hours!–there are also certain dogs that your dog may not be completely happy about interacting with. While you keep your head down and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s funny when I ponder the word “own” to describe my place in my dog’s life. I can’t imagine telling someone that I own a child—biological, adopted, or otherwise. And I feel that the word “own”—when it comes to describing the inclusion of a dog in my life—sounds so arrogant, because
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(Picture Credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images) Does your dog lean on you? 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. And, more often than not, it is
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s hard not to break down in tears when you watch a video of a dog reuniting with their beloved human after going without seeing them for months, or even years, on end. Maybe you watched some of the viral videos of soldiers returning home to pups who greet them with
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(Picture Credit: Gonalo Barriga/Getty Images) If you go to the dog park you’ll see a wide variety of human and dog interactions and parenting styles. Some people are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. Which type of pet parent
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(Picture Credit: Gandee Vasan/Getty Images) Did you ever find your dog incessantly scratching your carpet, couch, or even your walls? Do they love digging in the backyard? Some homeowners may see this as a destructive behavior, but it might also be a way for your pooch to talk to other dogs. University of Colorado professor
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(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) Almost every dog seems to have a matching personality type in people’s heads. We think of Golden Retrievers as friendly. Shih Tzus are regal and aloof. Chihuahuas appear to be very nervous. Collies are affectionate. Some stereotypes are cute, while others are harmful. Most of us know at least one dog
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(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Just a few days into the New Year, people are hard at work trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions. They’re working out at the gym, or making a tighter budget, or maybe creating an online dating profile. But this January is also National Train Your Dog Month, so make a resolution
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Why is my dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Answer: 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: 1. The Dog Is Coming Into Adolescence Adolescent dogs are little fur-covered
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners think that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream? Or are those little twitches completely
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) If you’re a nerd like me you’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. Or maybe you’ve only played a little bit. For those that don’t know, Dungeons & Dragons is an old-school tabletop RPG that includes character sheets, die rolling, role-playing, and sometimes math. You create a character and determine their gender,
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I’m not a doctor, I’m just a lady who loves dogs and has had dogs her whole life. I’ve adopted all my dogs from shelters and rescues and I’ve never come across issues like I have with my dog Betsy. She’s a Chihuahua mix. I saw her on social media. She had come into a
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