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Why Does My Dog Sit on my Feet?

What evokes a cozier image of hearth and home than a couple sitting by the fire-side, the wife knitting a sweater and the husband smoking a pipe with the loyal dog sitting by your feet. Have you ever wondered why dogs repeatedly do this? Lying at your feet this way is normal and good doggy behavior and […]

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Why Do Dogs Put Their Ears Back

Do you ever feel so close to your cuddly canine companion you feel like you understand one another just by looking in their eyes? You may have become attuned to the body language your dog uses to communicate. While your dog can’t speak to you with words, their body parts can provide insight into how […]

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How Many Toes Does A Dog Have?

How Many Toes Does A Dog Have?

Most breeds of dogs possess four toes on each paw, totaling up to 16 toes! However, dogs can have another type of toe, a dewclaw. Some of them have 18 claws, while others can go as high as 22! They are located higher up on the leg, sort of like a thumb. They appear on their […]

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How Many Nipples Do Male Dogs Have?

How Many Nipples Male Do Dogs Have?

Both male and female dogs have nipples, much like humans. In fact, they have between 8 to 10 nipples. Since female dogs have nipples for obvious reasons, you may wonder “Why do male dogs have nipples?”. Well, many male mammals, including humans, have nipples. Scientist believe that the reason for that is natural genetic selection. […]

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How Many Dog Years Are In One Human Year?

One dog year equals to, about, 7 human years. However, calculating dog years, in comparison to human years, is not so simple. Dogs mature much more quickly than humans in the early portion of their lives. Consequentially, their first year on the planet evens out to about 15 human years. In this little formula, size and […]

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How Many Bones Does A Dog Have?

How Many Bones Does A Dog Have?

Dogs have somewhere between 319 and 321 bones in their bodies. To put it into perspective, humans have 206 bones in their bodies. The tail is, really, the main factor when it comes to the number of bones in a dog’s body. Dogs with longer tails will have a few more bones than dogs with […]

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How Long Do Dogs Live?

How Long Do Dogs Live?

In general, dogs live around 10-13 years. Their lifespan can vary depending on many different factors, such as: breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer lives and become slow and lethargic (10-15 years), while larger dogs become slow and age quicker (7-10 years). When talking about canine lifespan, we often refer to “dog years”. […]

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How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

The general rule of thumb is that dogs can hold in their pee for 6-8 hours, or in extreme cases, 10-15 hours straight. However, this is not something that should become common practice because it can lead to long-term health issues. The timeframe also depends on the dog’s age, size, breed and training. Usually, a puppy […]

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How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

Generally, dogs have to pee somewhere around 3-5 times a day, or 6-8 hours. However, this differentiates when it comes to the dog’s age, breed, size, diet, level of training and other health-related factors. Veterinarians recommend taking your dog out to pee every 6-8 hours in order to prevent any unfortunate indoor “accidents”. Usually, puppies pee […]

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How To Calm Down A Dog?

If your dog is acting out of hand with its built-up energy or is in an anxious or stressed mood, give him time out. Time out is an essential training tool because it separates the dog from things such as human contact, toys, and even the accidental look you can’t help but give when they […]

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