Dogs look to us to learn everyday. They are one species that inherently looks to the human for guidance and direction. If you own a dog, set boundaries.
During and after a traumatic storm, it is extremely important to remember that your pets can experience extreme stress and anxiety due to the weather.
Many of our best friends love to collect or hoard as many toys, bones, treats and morsels of food as they can. It’s because they’re instinctively nervous.
Pulling on the leash can be a problem for many people as they take their dogs out for a walk. It’s also a problem for the dog which must be corrected.
Although the very notion may seem repulsive, Coprophagia or stool eating can be somewhat common in canines, especially puppies – but it may be a sign of something more serious.
A soothing and relaxing massage is not just for people. It has been used as a method to achieve successful rehabilitation in many animals including dogs, cats and horses.
While leash biting may seem playful, It’s extremely important to know that your dog’s behavior stems primarily from fear, overexcitement or anxiety.
Growling is a way for the dog to communicate any number of things including fear, anxiety, insecurity or stress. Respond accordingly and eliminate the cause.
It’s so sad to witness a dog who is considered to be “hand shy” or fearful of the human touch. Fortunately, this is not an irreparable situation.
Expecting our dogs to act as humans, is fairly widespread among pet owners and it is truly unfair for our dogs. It’s called Anthropomorphism.
Your dog’s body language conveys so much information. It’s up to us to learn to read the signals. One of those messages is simply a call to playtime.
Since all canines have a strong heritage of structure and pack order, they naturally possess an ingrained predisposition to “earn” or work.
Canine sleep aggression is not that uncommon. We’ve all heard the expression, “Let sleeping dogs lie”. There’s an element of truth to that.
Before playing a game of tug-of-war with your dog, there a few things you should know.
Your dog is eager to learn and to please you, so help your dog to succeed by staying consistent and having everyone in the household cooperate as well.