Dogs

(Picture Credit: Geraint Rowland Photography/Getty Images) Just like there are certain people in the neighborhood you would rather avoid on your daily commute–you know that Mrs. Jones will keep you talking for hours!–there are also certain dogs that your dog may not be completely happy about interacting with. While you keep your head down and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s funny when I ponder the word “own” to describe my place in my dog’s life. I can’t imagine telling someone that I own a child—biological, adopted, or otherwise. And I feel that the word “own”—when it comes to describing the inclusion of a dog in my life—sounds so arrogant, because
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(Picture Credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images) Does your dog lean on you? Most dog owners have experienced a dog leaning on their legs at least once in their lives. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans a bulk of her weight against your calf. And, more often than not, it is
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Business goes to the dogs on Friday, June 21st as workplaces across the country celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day. The temporary office canines won’t be barking out orders to employees or wagging approval after a presentation, although some might be helping receptionists greet visitors. The day is an opportunity
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned dog owners. Here are six eating disorders that affect dogs. 1. Overeating (Picture Credit:
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Dogs do plenty of cute things, but there are few behaviors more adorable than the head tilt. I make plenty of strange noises around my pups just to see if they’ll tilt their heads to the side in a quizzical look of confusion. Most dog owners can tell you that the head
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s hard not to break down in tears when you watch a video of a dog reuniting with their beloved human after going without seeing them for months, or even years, on end. Maybe you watched some of the viral videos of soldiers returning home to pups who greet them with
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(Picture Credit: Gonalo Barriga/Getty Images) If you go to the dog park you’ll see a wide variety of human and dog interactions and parenting styles. Some people are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. Which type of pet parent
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Do you have a velcro dog? Dogs are pack animals, and you are your pack’s leader. It’s natural for your dog to want to follow you. While some dogs follow their owners everywhere they go out of sheer love, sometimes the reason why dogs stick to their owners like velcro is
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(Picture Credit: Gandee Vasan/Getty Images) Did you ever find your dog incessantly scratching your carpet, couch, or even your walls? Do they love digging in the backyard? Some homeowners may see this as a destructive behavior, but it might also be a way for your pooch to talk to other dogs. University of Colorado professor
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(Picture Credit: Steve Smith/Getty Images) Dog training can come in different forms, but science has continually backed up one particular method: positive rewards-based training. Rewards-based training methods have been proven to work, according to research from the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). Trainers and dog owners can expect
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Training is usually a great thing for dogs. It keeps them well-behaved, mentally and physically stimulated, and bonded with their owners. However, too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing. There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/jarih) For as many of us who own dogs, few of us have actually used a dog whistle before. What are dog whistles, exactly? What do people use them for? Do they whip dogs into a frenzy like in cartoons? A dog whistle, known also as a silent or Galton’s whistle–after inventor
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