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Destroying the Backyard: Why Do Dogs Eat Your Grass and Plants?

You probably let your dog outside multiple times a day to relieve itself, run around a bit and explore the various sights, sounds and smells in the neighborhood. This means you may have experienced a common frustration for many pet owners: you hear your dog go quiet suddenly, only to discover them digging and gnawing […]

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Going Beyond Words: Understanding Your Dog’s Mood Through Body Language

At one point or another, every pet owner has wished that their four-legged furry friends could talk. However, we don’t need our animals to talk to get to know them. Whether you’re concerned that your dog is feeling under the weather or you’re simply wanting to gain a better understanding of the things that make […]

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Why Does Your Pup Get the Zoomies?

Happy pups are an absolute joy to watch. Pet owners usually smile and laugh when their dogs appear to jump for joy or run around the house in excitement. Sometimes, though, this excitement appears to be taken to the next level, and your dog will run wildly around the room or yard with no signs […]

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The Excessive Barking Needs to Stop: Here’s How to Quiet Your Pup

Barking is the way your dog communicates with you and the world around it. Your pooch might bark at a passing stranger, at you when you return home, at an unfamiliar animal or for no reason in particular. Dogs usually have many different types of barks they use to communicate different things, and it’s perfectly […]

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Sniff Everything! Why is Your Dog So Preoccupied During Walks?

Ever try taking your dog for a walk, only to have it stop and sniff every single tree, hydrant, sign post, lamp and anything else anchored to the ground? It’s a situation that can quickly lead to frustration—especially if it takes you 20 minutes to go just a couple of blocks! Excessive sniffing is a […]

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Spooked and Startled: How to Desensitize Your Dog to its Fears

In many ways, raising a dog is like raising a child. There’s more to it than giving your dog food, water and exercise each day—you also have to teach them and make sure they’re learning how to behave properly. This includes everything from house training them to making sure they don’t chew on things that […]

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Why in the World do Dogs Dig?

Owning a dog can come with great joy, but it can also cause some major frustrations at times. One such frustration is a natural behavior for dogs: digging. Dogs may dig for a variety of reasons, but one thing is certain: if your dog is digging a lot in your yard, it may become a […]

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Why is my Dog Suddenly Urine Marking in the House?

Labeling things as our own is common practice among humans—we buy monogrammed towels and write our names on luggage tags. Similarly, dogs mark territory as their own. To do this, dogs will urinate a small amount on vertical surfaces—this is called urine marking. Urine marking is very normal when done outside and is a standard […]

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If Your Dog Eats Poop, Blame Ancient Wolves

Regardless of how “natural” the behavior may be, dog owners are understandably horrified to see their pets eating poop. Not only does it seem undeniably unhealthy, but there is also no concrete scientific explanation for why a trained, socialized pet would do such a thing. Not As Unhealthy As You Think Before exploring potential answers, […]

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Dogs On The Move: Helping Man’s Best Friend Adapt To A New Home

When you’re searching for a new home, your decision doesn’t just come down to the number of bedrooms and baths. You want a safe neighborhood to play in, great schools for the kids, reasonable commutes for working parents, and close proximity to the activities everyone enjoys. You must consider the wants and needs of every […]

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