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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

What’s Up With Dogs Eating Socks?

  Is your dog eating socks? Let’s face it: dogs eat the oddest things and it’s therefore no longer surprising hearing about dogs eating socks. Veterinarians are much familiar with phone calls from distressed dog owners claiming with a sense of urgency: “My dog ate a sock, what should I do? ” The problem with dogs … Read more

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