Dog Behavior

Do you ever wonder why Buster chews on your furniture when he has plenty of toys right in front of him? Does he try to dig his way to China or master locks on a fence? Check out these articles to get in the mind of your "too smart for his own good" dog!

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    Unusual Eating Habits

    If your pet has an appetite for such oddities as socks, rocks, or even feces, chances are you’ve wondered – and worried – about her unusual eating habits. In this…

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    Urine Marking

    Much like the miners during the gold rush, dogs and cats are territorial animals. They “stake a claim” to a particular space, area, or object. They let other people and…

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    Dog Toys and How to Use Them

    Dog Toys and How to Use Them For dogs and other animal companions, toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Toys help fight boredom in dogs left alone, and…

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    Submissive Excitement Urination

    Most pet owners appreciate an enthusiastic welcome from their dogs at the end of the day. But their pleasure can be substantially lessened when their dogs’ wiggles of delight are…

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    Startling Noises

    While a good “crack” or “boom” may have been good while Batman was taking down the Joker, such startling sounds are no joke for your dog. Firecrackers, thunder, and other…

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    Seperation Anxiety

    Everyone needs a little time alone now and then – unless of course you are a dog who suffers from separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behavior problems when…

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    Selecting The Right Pet

    For many kids, the family pet is their best friend – a companion who not only provides unconditional love, but also teaches them about friendship, responsibility, loyalty, and empathy. While…

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    Puppy Chewing

    Dealing with Normal Puppy Behavior Chewing Whoever thought that raising a child is the toughest thing to do may not have raised a puppy. After all, at least babies can wear…

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    Preparing Your Pet For New Baby

    Congratulations, you’re expecting a baby! If your family already includes a pet, you’ll need to help that first “baby” adjust to the new one you’ll soon bring home. You can…

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    Positive Reinforcement

    Positive Reinforcement Training Your Dog (or Cat!) with Treats and Praise We all like to be praised rather than punished. The same is true for your pet, and that’s the theory…