Aggressive behavior is the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from dog trainers and veterinarians. But the term “aggressive” can mean a whole bunch of things ranging from rigid posture and guttural barking to lunging at and biting the victim. Aggressive behavior occurs for varying reasons, so the first step towards calming your dog down is understanding why he’s displaying this behavior in the first place. Continue reading How to Calm a Dog Down When He’s Being Aggressive
Just like humans, pets also suffer from allergies, especially during seasons like spring and summer. This is normally attributed to the dispersal of allergens by the wind which affects the eyes, nose and skin, among other organs. It’s not unusual during such times for your dog to develop itches that keep him scratching incessantly. Continue reading Dog Allergies, Vaccinations and Popular Hypoallergenic Breeds
From the time they give birth, mothers communicate with their new puppies by licking. They do this to stimulate breathing and to clean them when they are born. Dogs are therefore taught to lick right from an early age because it’s very important for their survival. That said, there are many other reasons why your dog licks you, herself or her other canine friends. Continue reading What Do Dogs Lick, Why and What Does It Mean?
Spending quality time with your dog, especially in activities such as playing catch with his favorite toy, can be a satisfying and therapeutic experience for both of you. But there’s another side to your furry friend that may not be as pleasant – the occasional display of irritating habits such as resource guarding, biting during playtime or barking incessantly. Continue reading Why Do Dogs Eat Poop and Grass?
The Labrador is ranked as the most popular dog breed in America for the 27th year running by the American Kennel Association, and it’s not hard to see why. The retriever dog is both intelligent and easy to train, as well as very friendly, agile and a good working dog. But it is the Labrador’s coat colors that bring up one of its most important points of discussion. Continue reading Black Labs, Chocolate Labs, Silver Labs and Yellow Labs
Why do dogs bark at strangers? It’s a question you probably ask yourself whenever the postman comes around and gets an earful from your furry friend. It can get quite irritating too and in extreme cases, even cause friction with your neighbors. Luckily, excessive barking is something you can control if you understand the reasons behind it. Continue reading How to Stop Your Dog Barking At the Postman
It’s pest season again and you’ve noticed fleas and other insects around your home that are causing some discomfort. If you’re sensitive about using commercial pesticides to get rid of the problem, there are plenty of safe and natural pest management options you can try out. Unless you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation, home remedies can be just as effective in eradicating fleas and ticks as pesticides bought over the counter. Continue reading Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dog Fleas & Ticks
We all love our dog pets – a little too much at times. After all, we share our living spaces, our toys and sometimes our beds with our furry pals. So it’s no surprise then that we occasionally find ourselves slipping them some tidbits of food, during meal times; after all, there’s nothing wrong with sharing our favorite food with them, is there? Continue reading What Can Dogs Eat?
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“The other day I was playing fetch in the park with my dog Bosco. Another dog got interested in our game and tried to retrieve our chew toy – that’s when Bosco attacked.”
Hundreds of dog owners can relate to this experience where their canine pet becomes overly aggressive as soon as another dog or human being shows interest in their food or toys. This is termed as resource guarding, Continue reading How to Correct Resource Guarding Behavior