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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Setting Realistic Expectations for Better Puppy Sleep

Setting realistic expectations for better puppy sleep is crucial for both the well-being of the puppy and the sanity of the owner. Understanding normal puppy sleep patterns and implementing strategies to establish a realistic sleep schedule are key. Incorporating age-appropriate...
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Rehoming A Dog With Behavior Problems

Are you considering rehoming your dog because of its behavioral problems? Don't give up on your furry friend just yet! You can do plenty of things to help your pet overcome these issues. In this post, we'll provide tips for...
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How To Discipline A Dog After Fighting

Many dog owners find themselves in the difficult situation of needing to discipline their dogs after a fight. It is essential to understand how to discipline a dog correctly so that the behaviour does not occur again. This article will...
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Why Is My Dog So Clingy

Is your own dog clingy? If so, you're not alone. Many dog owners find their dogs excessively attached to them, following them everywhere and demanding constant attention. While this can be cute initially, it can often become irritating or overwhelming....
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Why Does My Dog Sneeze When Excited

Is your dog's sneeze cute or just a little too irritable? Most dog owners will tell you that their pup's sneeze is endearing, but do you know why dogs sneeze in the first place? Contrary to popular belief, dogs don't...
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Why Does My Dog Keep Gagging

Don't panic if your dog starts chronic gagging - it's usually nothing serious. However, there are a few things that could be causing your dog to gag, so it's important to know what to look for. In this blog post,...
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How Do I Comfort My Dog After Neutering

Dogs, much like humans, undergo surgery every day. Dogs often have to endure the stress of surgery and anesthesia, whether for a routine procedure or fixing an injury. For many dog owners, neutering is one of the most common surgeries...
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How To Calm A Sexually Excited Dog

Dogs are often sexually stimulated just like humans, but unfortunately, they can't control their urges as we do. This can lead to unwanted behaviors like humping people or objects, inappropriate urination, and excessive whining and barking. In this blog post,...
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Why Is My Dog Breathing Heavily

Dogs are amazing creatures that come in all shapes and sizes. And while they all have their personality, one thing is common among them all - they need to breathe. A dog breathing heavily can be cause for concern, as...
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Why Is My Dog Licking The Floor

Does your dog lick the floor suddenly? If so, you're not alone. Most dogs enjoy licking various surfaces, including floors. But why do they do it? There are several potential reasons, some of which are more concerning than others. This...
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What Does It Mean When A Dog Winks At You

If you've been lucky enough to have a dog wink at you, you may have been left wondering what it means. Is your dog trying to tell you something? Are they happy or content? Or are they just being silly?...
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Help! My Dog Gets Aggressive at the Vet

If you've ever had a pet that gets aggressive at the vet, then you know what a headache it can be. You may feel like you're always on edge, wondering when your dog will turn on the vet or other...
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How to Deal with Neighbors Aggressive Dog

Living in an area that has many dogs may be stressful, especially if they are not taken care of properly. I have faced some truly difficult circumstances where I needed to compromise my own safety over the years. In this...
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My Dog is Aggressive at the Park

Does this sound like you? "My dog is aggressive at the park. It is important to note that my dog has never shown aggression towards people or other dogs outside of the park setting. When we go to the park,...
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Do Dogs Get More Aggressive as they Age?

Dogs are considered man's best friend for good reason. They are loyal, intelligent and make great companions. But as dogs age, they can become more aggressive. This is often due to a decline in cognitive function and can be a...
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Grooming an Aggressive Dog

An agitated dog can bite or exhibit other aggressive behaviors during grooming. This could be due to a variety of factors, such as anxiety, fear, confusion, or poor experiences while grooming. If your dog had an unpleasant experience with groomers...
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Things to Consider Before Surrendering Your Aggressive Dog to a Shelter

You may be uncomfortable with the idea of "surrendering" an aggressive dog to a shelter, but it is important to remember that for many dogs aggression is not a normal behavior and they can be rehabilitated. Before you surrender your...
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Why Does My Dog Snore?

Is your dog snoring? It turns out that dogs can suffer from a range of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy and apnea. If you're worried about the noise, take some comfort in knowing that it's not always a sign of trouble--some...
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The Best 2021 GPS Dog Collars

Healthy pets are happy pets. These collars and wearable trackers are equipped with activity and location tracking and help to ensure your cat or dog are both healthy and safe. Discover which is best for your pet.  2021 Reviews: The...
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Help! My Dog Smells Like Fish!

Those of us who live with dogs are used to all kinds of strange odors and bodily fluids from our lovable but sometimes gross family members. However, a strong, new smell can be a cause for concern. Here are some...
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My Dog Regularly Licks My Feet – Why?

Having a canine companion (or two) is one of life's greatest pleasures. The fact that you will receive unconditional love and a wagging tail on your return home is the perfect antidote for everyday stress - and in a world...
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Keeping Your Canine Companion Happy And Stimulated While You’re Not Home

Having a dog as your companion can be one of the most rewarding experiences that you will have during your lifetime. You will have a best friend that is always there with completely unconditional love, lifting you up when you...
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Why Does My Dog Sound Like A Pig?

Strange, snorting and even oinking noises can make your dog sound much more like a pig than part of the canine family. But why does your dog make these strange sounds, is it harmful and what can you do to...
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Dogs That Don’t Shed

Low-Shedding Dog Breeds It is great to have a dog, but dog hair can cover your floors, furniture, and clothes. The following are some of the low-shedding dogs to consider if you want to reduce lint-rolling off your clothes and...
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Best Dog Harness for Running

Why Do You Need a Dog Harness for Running? Whether you have been running with your dog for years or want to introduce your running routine to your puppy, using the best dog harness is essential. Dog collars have numerous benefits and...
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Best Dog Bones For Aggressive Chewers

Chewing is an instinct of dogs, especially puppies. Shoes, furniture, and other household items are often victims of their gnawing. Sometimes, it becomes a habit and, eventually, a behavioral concern. One way to correct it is to use safe chewable...
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Best Dog Repellent

Dogs are lovable creatures, but they can be a bit troublesome at times. They would chew shoes and furniture or pull out garden plants. But behavior training can correct such aggressive behaviors in dogs. Verbal commands and consistent cues work, and...
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Best Front Clip Dog Harnesses

What is a front-clip dog harness? Have you been struggling to keep yourself on foot while walking your dog? A front-clip harness can give you more control over your dog’s movement. The clip at the front minimizes the dog’s pull...
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The Best Dog Harness For Hiking

Hiking can be a great activity to get you outdoors and physically active. However, it can also present a unique opportunity to not only get your dog more active but to bond with one another. If you are someone who...
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5 Escape Proof Dog Harness for Your Mischievous Dog

Is your dog always looking to break free and run around in the backyard even when you want it home? Or maybe it goes off running after other dogs when you take it for a walk? If these things happen...
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5 Best Harnesses for Dog Walking

Whether you got a new dog or you’re looking for a better way to walk your dog, the harness makes a lot of difference. Dogs usually try to pull away from the harness and wander into regions where you shouldn’t...
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Tips On How To Introduce Aggressive Dogs To Other Dogs

Dogs can be very loyal and loving companions. However, they can also tend to be aggressive towards new dogs. Many dog owners are faced with this dilemma when they are thinking about adding a new dog to the family with...
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Can Dogs Eat Rice?

As the caregiver of a canine companion, your responsibilities are extremely simple. Provide shelter and a healthy diet, the opportunity to exercise and enjoy good health - and to also provide love and companionship. Of course one of the key...
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3 Best Bark Control Products to Choose From

Barking is a natural sound that comes out of a dog’s mouth. However, barking can be loud, intrusive, and can contribute to noise pollution. A bark control collar works to reduce the noise. Here are reviews of 3 best bark...
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Best Dog Bark Deterrent

Barking is a natural and healthy response of dogs to external stimuli. But excessive amounts and loud tones of it can be annoying and stressful, especially in quiet neighborhoods. Proper training can correct such unfriendly behavior, but if commands don’t...
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How to Stop Your Dog from Chasing Cats

Dogs are friendly creatures, and they can get over-excited at times. This might mean dogs chasing after the cats for hours trying to play with them. Naturally, cats do not appreciate this and they prefer to be left in peace....
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Can Dogs Eat Cabbage?

Can Dogs Eat Raw Cabbage? The simple answer is yes. We all know that the crispness of raw cabbage is tantalizing for our furry friends. However, too much of anything is bad. Although cabbage is beneficial for your dog, raw...
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Help! My Dogs Are Suddenly Aggressive To Other Dogs In The House

A multi-dog household can be fun, but it can also be challenging. When a pack of happy rowdy pups starts to turn on each other, it can be very stressful. There's nothing more heartbreaking than having to rehome one of...
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How To Get A Dog To Stop Barking

Barking is a natural behavior of dogs, but too much can be annoying and stressful to both the animal and the humans around. There are ways to keep your dog from habitually barking unnecessarily, and we’ll talk about them below....
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How To Tell If A Dog Is Aggressive Towards Cats

Dogs and cats are both lovable companions. But there are times when they just can't live together. Some people would say it's because of the difference in their species or personalities. But the truth is it has a lot to...
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Aggressive Dog Nail Trimming

Dogs need regular nail cutting as untrimmed nails can injure the dog, the owner, and other pets during play. But not all dogs allow professional groomers or their owners to trim their nails. Some even become uncooperative by moving around,...
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Aggressive Dog Repellants

Why You May Need An Aggressive Dog Repellant Dogs are man’s best friends. However, if improperly trained or placed in a provoking environment, they may show aggression towards people, animals, or objects. Plus, there’s no guarantee that all dogs you...
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Least Aggressive Dog Breeds

Experts say that a dog's aggression is an issue of upbringing. Still, there are dog breeds that are known for their mellow and friendly nature. Families with kids, in particular, prefer them. If you're one looking to adopt (don't shop!)...
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Can an Aggressive Dog Be Cured?

An aggressive dog can be a cause of concern to its owners and members of the family. When dogs feel threatened, they may exhibit aggressive behaviors such as barking, hair raising, and the ultimate response, involving claws and teeth. Aggression...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...