Dog Discoveries

What’s Up With Dogs Who Hate Fetch?

Dogs Who Hate Fetch

  Have you ever met dogs who hate fetch? Show them a ball and they’ll make the most miserable face as if you’re asking them to do who knows what. This is a common complaint among dog owners whose dogs hate fetch, but what makes fetch such a dreaded activity?  The issue may seem like … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: Ritualized Aggression

Ritualized Aggression in Dogs

  What is ritualized aggression in dogs? First, one must consider what true aggression really is. When dogs encounter other dogs, there are always chances that the encounter may not go well and it’s important to be prepared for this. While dogs often develop amicable relationships with other dogs, the onset of aggression is always … Read more

Understanding Sensitive Periods in Dogs

Sensitive Periods in Dogs

  Dog behavior is the result of the interplay between genetics and the environment and failure to recognize the importance of sensitive periods in dogs can lead to behavior problems in the long run. There is still debate on when these sensitive periods exactly start and end, and while these timelines remain blurry, one thing … Read more

Stop Rubbing Your Puppy’s Nose in Pee and Poop

Rubbing a Puppy's Nose in Pee and Poop

  By Adrienne Farricelli If you are in the process of potty training your puppy, most likely you have heard about the practice of rubbing a puppy’s nose in pee and poop as a form of punishment. This practice though is not only not ineffective but can also lead to several side effects that can … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: What is Flea Dirt?

Flea Dirt in Dogs

  New dog owners, but also seasoned dog owners may sometimes stumble on curious terms and flea dirt is one of them, but exactly what is flea dirt? The term may raise some curiosity as people may be wondering what on earth do fleas have to do with dirt. Yet, once you understand what’s being … Read more

Can Dogs Blow Their Nose Like People Do?

Can Dogs Blow Their Nose?

  At some point of your many years of dog ownership, you might have wondered whether dogs can blow their nose as people do. The question is actually a good one, considering that dog noses have many things in common with human noses (scenting abilities aside) and one thing in common is the fact that … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: What is an Alpha Dog?

Dog Word of the Day Alpha Dog

  What is an alpha dog? Since alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the term “alpha dog” has come to denote a dog that within a “pack” is considered the first, the highest member in rank. Use of the term dates back to when wolves were studied and it was determined that … Read more

Discovering Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

Discovering Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

  With over 300 breeds of dogs populating the world, it’s not surprising seeing dogs with different tail sets, and dogs with curly tails deserve a place of honor. These kinks in a dog’s tail are quite fascinating to discover, considering that curly tails are only limited to a few dogs breeds. What causes those tails … Read more

What’s Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?

What's Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?

  Help, my dog pees like a female dog, what is wrong with him? This is often a question owners of male dogs squatting down to pee ask around. As seen in a past article, there are several dog peeing positions dogs assume and each dog may have his or her own personal preference. However, there … Read more

An Insight into Dog Appetite and Satiety

An Insight into Dog Appetite and Satiety

  Dogs, just like people, go through moments during the day during which they feel hungry and then feel full, but exactly what mechanisms in dogs are responsible for triggering such sense of appetite or sense of satiety? Your dog seems always on top of making sure to let you know when meal time is around … Read more

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