Category Archives for Behavior

Cute Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog curled up in his bed

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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sad looking labrador dog lays his head down on the floor in wait

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 […]

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Pet labrador licking female owner feet

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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Reasons and Causes of Dogs Eating Own Vomit

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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Cute dog looking up at owner in the bathroom

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 and eat poop?

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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A golden retriever licking its paws

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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Dog digging for and eating dirt

Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt?

Believe it or not, dirt eating is not uncommon behavior in dogs.Every dog owner should know that at some point, their dog is going to do something strange. For some dogs it’s digging through the garbage, for others it’s the kitty litter. Other dogs enjoy eating soil.You’re might be wondering, “Why do dogs eat dirt?” […]

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Cute Bulldog puppy biting on a shoe

7 Tips For Stopping a Dog That Likes to Chew on Everything (before he ruins all your shoes…)

We love our little fur babies and do all we can to give them a happy and healthy life. Sometimes this can be a challenge though. One problem I see a lot of dog owners struggle with is how to stop a dog from chewing on everything in sight! And I mean everything; stone, wood, […]

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Sudden change in dog's behavior after food

Can Dog Food Cause Aggression?

Is your dog displaying aggression? Is your dog being aggressive to other dogs and has it gotten worse recently? Could the aggression be diet-related? These are all valid questions an owner has.The causes of a dog’s aggressive behavior are many and varied. But since a dog’s current diet is detrimental to a pet’s overall health […]

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