Category Archives for "Dog Behavior"

Why Do Dogs Mark Territory

Why Do Dogs Mark Their Territory

What is Territory Marking? Marking is where a dog deposits a small amount of pee on a surface. It has nothing to do with their normal bathroom needs. Dogs of both sexes engage in the behavior. Males often lift their legs and mark a vertical surface. Why Dogs Mark their Territory?As well as their other […]

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How To Stop Destructive Chewing In Dogs.

How to Stop Your Dog ChewingChewing is natural behaviour for a dog. It stimulates them mentally and physically and it’s good for their teeth. So, you don’t want to stop your dog chewing, but you do want to stop him chewing the wrong things. There are a number of things you can do to stop a dog […]

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How To Calm An Overactive Dog

A over- active dog is always jumping up on people or furniture, barks or whines excessively, destructively chews furniture and other property or, constantly runs around at top speed. This behaviour almost always stems from two causes. Insufficient exercise and under stimulation. 1. Exercise is the keyRegularly take your dog for long walks – a […]

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How to Detect And Correct Separation Anxiety In Dogs

What Is Separation Anxiety In Dogs?Separation anxiety in dogs is where a dog becomes distressed when it is separated from the ones it attached to. Dogs are pack animals and they prefer not to be alone. Separation anxiety can manifest itself in a number of ways including defecating, urinating, barking or howling. Often the dog […]

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How To Stop Your Dog Eating Cat Poop

Is saying ‘no’ not enough? Your dog stares blankly at you as if you’re from a different planet as you’re hollering at them for eating the cat poop in the litter box. It is revolting!             Never fear, a dog eating cat poop is normal. Other than someone else generously cleaning out the dirty litter box, […]

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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury BonesDogs seem to love burying things. Some breeds tend to dig more than others. These are often breeds which were bred for hunting and digging up prey. These include the dachshund, beagles and some types of terriers. Other breeds, usually those from cold climates developed a digging behaviour which they used […]

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Any Dog Can Bite – Causes And What To Do

Any Dog Can Bite

how common are dog bites?According to the Centre for Disease Control, each year in the United States there are more than 4 million dog bites. More than 800,000 of these require medical care. Dogs are the third most popular pets in the United States and over 35% of households own at least one of them. There […]

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How To Recognize And Handle Fear In Dogs.

How To Recognize And Handle Fear In Dogs

Fear in dogs can be triggered by a variably of external factors. Loud noises like thunder or fireworks are a common cause of fear. Sometimes the cause of the fear response is not so obvious. If your dog shows fear in certain situations or in certain places, you should keep a note of them and […]

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How To Catch A Stray Dog

From time to time, you will come across a stray dog. As a dog lover you’ll want to try to get the dog to safety. You’ll need to work out whether you want to risk trying to catch the dog yourself. catch him yourself or call the dog shelter?If you’d prefer not to try this, […]

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