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Why Do Dogs Dig In Their Beds?

Dogs dig in their beds for many reasons, but behaviorists say the No. 1 reason dogs dig in their beds is instinct. It’s what Mother Nature tells them to do before they lie down.

Why Do Dogs Like Squeaky Toys?

Dogs like squeaky toys because they awaken their predatory behavior, play drive, and love of interaction.

Does Spaying or Neutering Change Dog Behavior?

Why “fixing” your dog may not fix the behaviors that you find problematic.

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?

Your dog may stare at you for many reasons. A dog may stare to get your attention, to communicate with you, or she may use a creepy stare to warn you to “back off.” To understand why your dog stares, read her body language.

Excessive Panting in Dogs

Dogs pant for several reasons, the main one being to cool themselves. Dogs can’t perspire the way humans do, though they do have sweat...

Can Dogs Eat Mango?

The mango packs a juicy punch when you’re trying to “treat” your dog right. So yes, dogs can eat mangoes if you prepare them properly.

For Better Dog-Behavior Training: Pretend Your Dog Is a Tiger

Owners often turn to dog trainers when they’re feeling exasperated. They report that their dog has the following behavior and training issues: Has no...
dog licking person's face

Why Your Dog Licks You – And How to Stop It

Licking is a natural behavior for dogs. The puppies of wild canids (or feral or street dogs) lick their parents’ mouths, which prompt the...
dog with egg in mouth

Are Eggs Good for Dogs?

Dogs have been stealing eggs for thousands of years, and for good reason. Eggs from chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail, and other birds are...

How Well Can Dogs See in the Dark?

Cats are notorious for being able to see at night, but what about dogs? Is their night vision better than ours? The answer is...

What Colors Can Dogs See?

A dog’s eyesight is significantly different from ours, starting with the fact that they are red-green colorblind. What colors do dogs see best? While...

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass (and Should They Stop?)

If you’ve noticed your dog eating grass, you might be relieved to hear that this is a common dog behavior, and, contrary to conventional...

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The Struggle Is Real: Puppies Abound

Here’s an actual email exchange I just had with a young man who went to high school with my son: Hi Nancy, First off, sorry for...