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dog kicking up grass

Why Do Dogs Kick Grass?

Dogs sometimes kick or scratch the ground with their hind feet after they poop. We don’t know exactly why they do it, but they seem to enjoy it, so give them room to kick!
dogs digging

Can You (Not!) Dig It? What to Do if Your Dog Digs Where You...

To absolutely prevent unwanted digging, give your dog a dedicated digging spot and prevent his unsupervised access to the places where you don’t want holes.
puppy chewing

Using Enrichment to Meet Your Dog’s Needs: A Fun and Humane Tool For Solving...

Enrichment not only improves the quality of your dog's life, but is a fun and humane tool that can solve a dog's behavioral issues for your benefit.
A brindle puppy walks outdoors in winter in the snow. The dog is not large in size with an unusual color. Has no breed. Walked on a leash. Docked tail.

Happy Tail Syndrome

This common dog tail injury occurs when dogs wag their tails and repeatedly hit things with it.
Dog watching girl eating

How to Stop Your Dog From Begging for Your Food

To stop your dog’s begging, first make sure no one is reinforcing the behavior. Then you can teach her a new mealtime routine.
Dog Biting His Tail

Why Dogs Chase Their Tails

Some dogs chase their tails when they are excited and some puppies bite their tails in play or frustration. Watching your dog chasing his tail is funny, but should you be worried?
A Small Lonely Sad Dog Puppy Is Resting Sleeping On The Bed In The Bedroom Waiting For The Owner

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.

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