Dog Behavior

How Can I Get A Dog To Trust Me?

(Picture Credit: mark atkinson / Getty Images) Gaining a dog’s trust is one of the most important factors in any relationship between a human and a canine. This is especially so if you’re meeting a rescue dog who might have been mistreated before, or one who hasn’t been correctly socialized. But by using tips like …

How To Stop Dogs From Destructive Chewing

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Is chewing a destructive behavior? Here’s the simplest answer: Only if your dog is chewing on the wrong thing. So give them something that’s okay to chew. Your dog’s chewing might not just destroy your home and belongings. It could also be dangerous, as many objects present choking hazards, cause gastrointestinal …

3 Things Dogs Do Before Lying Down To Rest-And Why

(Picture Credit: Photo by Rick Hebenstreit/Getty Images) Imagine the end of a long and tiring day. When it comes to finally getting some time to rest or sleep, we can simply collapse into our beds or couches and drift to dreamland. But our beloved dogs, on the other hand, might not simply just plop into …

How The End Of Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Dog

(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 2:00am. For humans, the extra hour when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end is a great way to catch up on sleep. But for dogs, the effects can be very different. Animals don’t set their routines by the clock that we …

Do Dogs Dream? If So, What Do Dogs Dream About?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly twelve to 14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners think those little leg twitches or tiny “yips” that comes out while their pups are sleeping have to do with the things their dogs are dreaming about. But do dogs …

Ride Like The Wind: Why Dogs Love A Drive With The Window Down

(Picture Credit: Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images) Dogs like sticking their heads out of windows during car rides. Why exactly do they like to do this? Maybe it’s the wind blowing on their faces making their mouths form smiles, or maybe they just love the feel of the air moving through their fur. Our pups …

Why Do Dogs Howl At The Moon?

(Picture Credit: khamlaksana/Getty Images) This year marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first small step on the surface of the moon, leaving the first human footprints on some place other than our home planet. But that big glowing rock in the sky is just as perplexing as ever for our canine friends. Howl At …

Pup Parents To The Rescue: Why You Always Answer Your Dog’s Distress Call

(Picture Credit: Capuski/Getty Images) When your pet dog whines or cries for your attention, what’s your usual response? Many pet parents immediately come running to comfort their pups or provide treats. That’s not surprising, considering many of us refer to our dogs as fur babies. However, new research suggests that there may be some science …

How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Pain And What To Do To Help

(Picture Credit: Shutterstock) Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain in obvious ways, but others act more stoic. Dogs are generally thought to have a higher tolerance for pain than humans, and some dogs will try to hide their pain as a natural survival instinct. Many of the signs that a dog …

Is Your Dog Stressed? Here Are 5 Possible Signs

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are alike, but it’s still something all dog owners must be wary of. Also, like humans, dogs can show their stress in different ways. To be a …