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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    Pet Stains and Odors

    You know how it goes: the minute you turn your back, your pet decides that your new carpet is the perfect place to relieve himself. You clean and clean, but…

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    Nothing In Life Is Free

    Does your dog get on the furniture and refuse to get off? Nudge your hand and insist on being petted or played with? Refuse to come when called? Defend his…

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    New Dog

    Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog From “The leader of the pack” to “the top dog,” plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between…

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    Loud Noises

    Helping Your Dog Overcome Fear of Thunder and Other Startling Noises While a good “crack” or “boom” may have been good while Batman was taking down the Joker, such startling…

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    Housetraining Your Puppy

    Contrary to popular belief, housetraining a puppy requires far more than a few stacks of old newspapers – it calls for vigilance, patience, and plenty of commitment. By following the…

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    How to Use a Head Halter

    “Whoa, Rover, Whoa!” Sound familiar? If that’s what it’s like when you take your dog for a walk, you may want to consider getting a head halter. A head halter…

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    Calming the Fearful Dog

    Fear comes in all shapes and sizes, especially for your furry, four-pawed friend. Whether in response to a stranger or startling noise, your dog may display certain body postures, including…

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    The Canine Escape Artist

    Does your dog’s ability escape from the back yard have you convinced that he’s nothing less than a “Hairy Houdini”? Your never-ending attempts to keep your pet confined to your…

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    Dominant Dog

    Dealing with a Dominant Dog For some people, the phrase “top dog” isn’t just a saying. It actually describes their dogs. If you’ve got a dog that likes to boss…

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    Digging

    How to Stop Your Dog from Digging I dig because I can. It’s the motto of dogs everywhere, and completely normal behavior. Yet the reasons behind the activity are varied.…