Category Archives for Behavior

Why Do Dogs Eat Deer Poop?

Deer are peaceful and inquisitive animals. If you live in a region of the United States where deer roam freely, chances are you see them all the time. These animals are frightened of humans, and many of them will walk right up to you. However, with free-ranging deer prancing through your backyard, they tend to feed […]

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Help! My Dog Barks All Day While I am at Work!

Your pet pooch is a great companion and part-time home security system all rolled in one. Barking can alert you to danger, but if your dog constantly barks all day when you are gone, it can be a nuisance.  Depending on where you live, a dog that barks all day may disturb the neighbors or other […]

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Why Do Dogs Wink?

If you’ve recently noticed your dog winking at you, you might be wondering, “Why do dogs wink anyway?”There are four main reasons why dogs wink: they’re being friendly and submissive, they’ve been trained to wink, have a minor eye injury and in some cases winking could signal a health issue.Continue reading for more details about […]

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Why Do Dogs Circle Before Lying Down?

If you’ve watched a fair share of dogs fall asleep you’ve probably asked yourself at some point, “Why do dogs circle before lying down?”. It’s a behavior that many pets (cats and dogs) exhibit and it leaves you feeling curious.When your dog sleeps in your bed this circling routine can be a little annoying, but […]

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Why Do Dogs Sigh?

Why do dogs sigh? It is easy to assume that they do so for the same reason as their human friends, and, in some ways, that would be right, or so experts believe. But in other ways a dog may sigh for other reasons than their pet parents expect, as we are going to take a […]

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Why Do Dogs Lick Your Feet?

Dog owners around the globe know that their furry friends like to lick you. They do this for a number of reasons that may not make sense to us. One area dogs like to lick are the feet, which can seem puzzling to most owners, and unpleasant to those of you who have ticklish feet […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Their Own Vomit?

Dogs have a lot of strange habits that puzzle and sometimes disgust us. I think that you’ll agree that throwing up and then eating their own vomit is one of the least appealing things that dogs do. However, it’s actually pretty common.The answer to the question, “Why do dogs eat their own vomit?” is simple […]

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Why Do Dogs Follow You Into The Bathroom?

Most of us, especially those with large families, relish the couple minutes of alone time we get when we go to the bathroom. So why do dogs always follow you into the bathroom? It’s certainly uncomfortable when your dog is staring you down or vying for your affection when you’re trying to do what you need […]

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Why Do Dogs Roll in Poop?

As a dog owner you never fully understand the motivation for your furry friend’s behavior. Dogs do a lot of strange (and sometimes disgusting) things. One of the most repulsive of these odd habits is rolling in poop. Whether it’s their poop or another animal’s poop, most dog owners agree that at one point or another, […]

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

It’s no secret that dogs enjoy licking things. As far as dog behaviors go, licking serves positive and useful functions from grooming and soothing wounds to releasing stress-reducing hormones.Some of the licking behavior we see in dogs evolved from their wolf ancestors. Mother wolves lick their pups for several reasons, including cleaning. Wolf puppies lick […]

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