Understand Your Dog's Behaviour

Loving your dog is easy... most of the time. For all those other times, we are here. This site will help you make sense of your dog's behaviour and help you know what you can do to help your furry friend behave and cope with dog-life better.

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How to Deal with a Growling Dog

Over the years, humans have learned to instinctively interpret a dog’s growling as a warning to keep their distance. What’s the big deal with a growling dog? Reading a dog’s behavior is vital because it allows pet owners to understand what...

Can You Train Aggression Out of a Dog?

Aggressive behavior in dogs can be difficult, if not scary, to deal with. It is a serious issue that if left unchecked, may threaten you, your dog, and others in the vicinity. Thankfully, all is not lost. It is possible...
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How to Stop Dog Aggression Towards Owner

Owner-directed aggression is always a distressing experience for dog owners. Aggression towards strangers, while undesirable and possibly more dangerous, is relatively more understandable. However, when your own dog displays aggressive behavior against you, the person who loves and cares for...
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Dog Training Tips for Aggressive Behavior

Do you think your dog is aggressive? With some expert advice and a bucketful of patience, training your dog out of their aggression is possible. I’ve outlined some basic training techniques you can do at home to slowly correct aggressive...

Why Does My Puppy Have Hiccups?

If your pup has a case of the hiccups, don't worry too much. Dog hiccups are incredibly normal and, in a majority of cases, harmless. The symptoms are caused by involuntary diaphragm contractions triggered by getting excited, eating too quickly,...
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Why Do Dogs Roll in Poop?

As adorable as our furry babies maybe, why they choose to roll around in their own filth is one of nature's grossest mysteries. It's even worse when they come out smelling so clean and fresh right after a bath, and...

Best Collars for Aggressive Dogs

Dogs who exhibit aggressive behavior may require collars specifically designed to restrain them when you go on walks. This is for the safety of other people, yourself, and your dog. However, some collars marketed towards aggressive dogs are extremely dangerous...

Why Is My Dog Panting and Restless?

Panting is very normal for dogs; they do it every day. It's usually a way for them to cool off when they're hot, excited, or tired after exercising. However, heavy panting may be a sign of something more serious. Heavy...

How to Put on a Dog Harness

A harness is a better option than a collar when you’re taking your dog out for a walk. You can securely walk your dog around the block without straining his neck. Unlike traditional collars, harnesses are more comfortable for your...

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Getting a Dog

Adopting a dog is an exciting and fun experience, however, it can also be an extremely stressful one. There is a lot that goes into adopting a dog, from finding the breed that is right for you, to finding a...
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Best Dog Training Treats

Dog training and treats- these two go hand in hand. Dog treats reinforce good behavior, and it's a reward for a job well done. Using Treats to Train Your Dog Sure, you can reward doggie with a belly rub or...

4 Easy Steps for Breaking Up a Dog Fight

Adequate dog training and understanding dog behaviour help prevent animal attacks or dog on dog aggression. Still, there may be uncontrollable incidences wherein a simple dog walk, snack time, or play escalates into a fight. Knowing what to do to...

How to Place a Prong Collar on a Dog

Prong collars are used as training collars or when you're just starting to teach your dog how to walk. Dog owners and trainers use them to enforce obedience. Prong collars are different from choke collars. These collars have metal links...

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?

Do you find your dog watching you while you are watching TV, cooking dinner, or any other activity? Do you notice that they are even keeping tabs on you when you go to the bathroom? It is because it is...

Why is My Dog Panting?

Normal and Abnormal Panting Your dog's panting could be normal or abnormal. Normal panting basically happens when your dog is feeling a bit too hot. Panting, in such circumstances, is considered healthy and natural. Abnormal panting, however, could denote your...
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White Dog Breeds

Did you know (and this comes directly from my hub of useless knowledge cabinet) that over sixty million-plus households in the United States of America have pets and by far, if not most, the dog is the most popular pet...

Why Do Dogs Eat Cat Poop?

Exactly why do dogs eat cat poop? This is actually a very common and documented occurrence. As a matter of fact, it is so common that it has a scientific name. It is called coprophagia. But is this something that...
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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

Too much licking of the paws can be a sign of a problem, although it's normal for dogs to lick their paws sometimes. Frequent licking may mean it's time for some behavioral or medical intervention on your part. Some of...

Why Is My Dog Shaking?

Sometimes canines will shiver, even in fairly warm weather. An owner might observe this and feel stupefied. He might ask himself, "Why is my dog shaking?" Dogs are capable of shivering to help deal with cold, but it might not...
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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

You're probably wondering "Why do dogs eat poop?" Yep, dogs can do some really disgusting things. They drink water from the toilet, roll around in mud and even lick their own butts. However, one of the worst things they do...

Best Dog Car Harness

We're not sure how things work in your home, but here, our dogs love going for a ride. It's a race to get to the car door first. It's hard to ignore that complete look of betrayal when you leave...

Best Small Dog Harness

You love your little mutt, but being somewhat small, he’s a great escape artist. If your little pooch could put Harry Houdini to shame, then we've got some intelligent solutions for you. These options won't choke your puppy. With some...

Best No Pull Dog Harness

Some dogs can’t wait to go for a walk. With others, getting them to stop pulling the leash is a constant battle. It’s as though they want to make a mad dash for freedom. This struggle often leaves pet owners...
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

You may be surprised to notice your pet dog eating grass on your lawn. Obviously, you will be concerned about this unusual behavior. You may be wondering - why does my dog eat grass? Is This Normal Behavior? It is...

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Respects You

Dogs are known as one of the most loyal animals. To be faithful to its leader, your furry friend needs to respect you. Having a mutual understanding will not only keep your pet safe but will also keep him out...

How to Stop Dog on Dog Aggression

Dog on dog aggression is the most common type of aggression demonstrated by our furry friends. This behavior is considered normal. However, some dogs can become extremely aggressive because of various factors, such as eagerness, hyper energy, or natural curiosity. ...

Why is My Dog Aggressive All of a Sudden?

Sometimes, even calmer dogs can show aggression. But why is that? Why is my dog aggressive all of a sudden?  Sudden aggression in dogs can be scary. The key to dealing with this change is to find what triggers a...
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How Do You Break Dominance Over a Dog

What is Dog Dominance? When a dog is stubborn or often refuses to follow the owner's commands, that could mean your dog has dominant behavior. Dominant dogs are always trying to dominate the environment they are in. They want to...

How to Calm an Aggressive Dog

Aggression is one of the common reasons dog owners decide to hire a professional dog trainer. If your furry pet snaps, growls or bites regularly, it is your responsibility to find a way to calm him.  Let’s see how to...

How to Socialize an Aggressive Dog

If your fluffy friend can't handle other pets or people, it means you are dealing with an aggressive dog. Here is how to socialize an aggressive dog. Aggressive Dogs and Their Social Problems Dogs should start socializing with others when...

Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers

It’s a fact that some dogs are destroying every toy that gets in their way. Whether it is a rubber or plastic ball or a sturdy rope, your furry friend can destroy toys in a matter of seconds.  The good...
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Best Dog Harness

The importance of a dog harness to the wellness of your dog cannot be overstated. Unlike a collar which can inflict pain to your pup, a harness distributes the pressure over a larger surface area, thus allowing you to control...