Category Archives: Behavior

How Dogs Herd Multiple Sheep

The question is: How does a single dog get multiple sheep to move efficiently in the same direction? The answer has been revealed in a journal published by Britain’s Royal Society. And it’s … Continue reading

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Watch! Why Dogs Sniff Butts

Reactions the “Everyday Chemistry” channel on YouTube delves into the age-old question of why our pups are so butt obsessed! It’s pretty interesting stuff for the science buff…and the dog lover! We are … Continue reading

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Study: Dogs Feel Jealousy

New research by scholars at University of California SD found that dogs exhibit jealousy when their owners showed affection to an animatronic dog—the dogs would snap at and push against the dog and … Continue reading

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Can Your Dog Tell time?

Do you have a dog that seems to know when you’re about to come home, feed him, or take him out for a walk? Do you find yourself thinking, “Is he reading the … Continue reading

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Do Dogs Feel Shame?

(via Cesar’s Way, June 2014) Sitting up in bed reading one night, Pascale Lemire suddenly heard Beau, one of her Dachshunds, going crazy under the bed. Her fiance, Mike, pulled Beau out—and found … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Vet Visits

Vet visits are an essential part of every dog’s life, if only for routine check ups and yearly vaccinations. With a little careful preparation they needn’t be traumatic—for your dog or you! If … Continue reading

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Dog OCD Genes Found

A new study has zeroed in on four genes that are connected to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in dogs. Common behaviors from dogs that suffer from OCD include hours of incessant tail chasing, shadow … Continue reading

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Dogs Affected by Magnetic Fields

A new Czech study measured 70 dogs of 37 breeds during defecation (1,893 observations) and urination (5,582 observations) over a two-year period. The data was then sorted according to the geomagnetic conditions prevailing … Continue reading

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Yale Opens Canine Cognition Center

The Canine Cognition Center at Yale opened this week in New Haven. The Center is a new research facility in the Psychology Department at Yale University for scientists to study how dogs think … Continue reading

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Dogs Have Similar Emotions to Humans

Neuroscientist Gregory Burns of Emory University has found that dogs have the same capacity as humans to experience emotions, including love and attachment. He reached this conclusion after two years of studies which … Continue reading

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Make Him a “Sandbox” for Digging!

That’s right, you should help him dig! We don’t mean you need to build the typical kids’ sandbox, but do make Rex his own spot away from your garden or lawn where he’s … Continue reading

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Puppy Tricks Kids Can Teach

New puppy? New teaching moment for the kids! Let your child help with your puppy’s training. You’ll gain a truly enthusiastic helper and your pup will learn faster from all the healthy attention. … Continue reading

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Sneaky Dogs Are A Scientific Fact

If you think your dog’s smart enough to sneak food and looks guilty when he’s caught, you’re right. Scientists proved it. The journal Animal Cognition published the findings that dogs wait until they … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Better Walks

Walk your dog. It sounds simple, but it’s hard to do if you face a daily stop-start, tug-of-war. Three steps, over time, can change that. Read them and try, try, try again. 1 … Continue reading

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Should Dogs Take Drugs?

Would you give your dog an antidepressant? More owners are choosing meds over giving up their pets, because of extreme behavior. But it’s best to weigh the pros and cons. Research shows animals … Continue reading

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Housetraining a New Puppy

Want your puppy house-trained fast? Try to think like her mom—and be consistent. From the time they’re tiny puppies, their mothers encourage them to “go” outside the den. Now, that’s your job, and … Continue reading

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Dogs in New Zealand Learn How to Drive

In New Zealand, old dogs are learning new tricks. The SPCA in Auckland, in an attempt to show how smart and obedient rescue dogs can be compared to nurtured dogs, have taught three … Continue reading

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What A Bark Really Means

Behavior problems are why 10 percent of adopted dogs get returned to shelters. Of that troubled number, 41 percent are excessive barkers. Don’t wait for barking to escalate, translate it and stop it … Continue reading

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WHO’S SMARTER: DOGS OR CATS?

Yes, dogs are smarter—if their larger brain size is any indication, according to a study by Oxford University. Researchers found that cat brains have remained the size they were some 8,000 years ago, … Continue reading

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