Cats arch their backs for many different reasons. This article explores why cats arch their back.
Pet Behavioral Problems
Dogs and cats do crazy things sometimes. Unexpected things that surprise us. In this section we try to understand why pets do what they do. If you are wondering about your dog’s eating habits, bathroom habits, or emotions, this is the section where these topics are addressed.
Dogs eat cat poop for several reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss all of the reasons dogs eat cat poop and how to stop them!
Here we discuss reasons why your pup is staying in their crate. Some are to do with tiredness and some with health concerns.
If your dog loves to lick their crate more than you think is usual, you are not alone. Many pet owners notice this and often get worried.
Dogs don’t always love their crates. Here is a list of the most common reasons your dog hates their crate and how you can fix it!
Dogs of all breeds, ages, and genders can hump, but it’s most common in young, intact male dogs. This article discusses why dogs hump, when you should stop a dog from humping, and ways to stop your dog from humping.
Puppies bite! It’s a natural behavior but but it needs to stop at some point. Here are 12 ways to stop your puppy from biting for good!
While puppy biting is normal, it should never be encouraged or overlooked. Here we discuss when puppies stop biting and what you can do to end this behavior.
Dogs walk sideways for a variety of reasons. The good news is that, if your dog has always walked this way, it’s probably just how they walk! Of course, you might still wonder why.
Dogs can lick each other’s ears for many reasons. This article explains the reasons that dogs lick each other’s ears and when to be concerned.
In this article, we’ll talk all about why dogs mark their territory, when it becomes a problem, and how to stop indoor urine marking.
Why do dogs mark territory in the home and how can you put a stop to this activity? This guide will help you solve this common problem.
We typically think only male dogs mark territory, but you may not realize that female dogs also mark territory. Here talk about female dogs marking territory, how to know if your female dog is marking territory, and more!
Cats will often pant while riding in the car because they’re stressed. This article discusses why cats pant in the car and how to stop it from happening.
Cat love bites are gentle compared to true bites, kind of like a nip from a puppy. However, they aren’t necessarily affectionate. In this article, we’ll talk all about love bites and cat nibbles, from why they do these things to how to stop them!
Food aggression is a common problem in dogs. Here are some great techniques to help your dog relax and learn to accept people or other dogs near their food.
Dogs love to dig! Unfortunately, they sometimes dig up our beautiful lawns and flowers. Here are our top tips to stop your dog from digging.
Why is my dog refusing to walk? There could be many reason for this stubborn behavior. In this article, we’ll talk about why your dog might refuse to walk and what to do about it!
Your cat may sleep on your head for various reasons. In this article, we’ll talk about why your cat sleeps on your head, how to stop them, and what to do if your cat pees on your head while you sleep!
If your dog is suddenly scared of something outside, you need to find out why that’s the case. Once you figure out what might be scaring your dog, it’s likely that you can retrain their behavior so they’ll enjoy going outside again. For some dogs, being outside of their home […]
Dogs lick things—it’s a natural behavior for them. But what if your dog has started licking the floor suddenly and you can’t get them to stop? Licking doesn’t typically become a problem until it becomes constant or obsessive. If you can’t distract your dog from licking the ground, that’s a […]
Why won’t my dog pee?! If your pooch is reluctant to pee, there could be many reasons. Some of the most common are: Your dog has a UTI or other infection, and peeing hurts. Bladder stones or a similar obstruction are blocking your dog’s urinary tract. Your dog has been […]
While crates can keep dogs from being destructive, they can get harmed while trying to get out of the crate. This is why proper preparation and training is essential, especially when you want to prevent most of the issues mentioned here.
Every dog has its quirks – for many of them, it’s attacking their food as if they haven’t eaten for a week, only to throw it up seconds later. Let’s take a look at why so many dogs are interested in eating fast, and what we can do to make them nibble instead.
It’s exciting bringing a new dog home, especially if you’ve rescued one. We have all kinds of dreams and ideas of what it will be like when we get home, how the dog is going to be with the people in our lives, with other dogs, in the home. Often times, especially in the beginning, the reality is very different from our hopes.
Dogs experience mood changes just as humans do, but on a less intense scale. Environment changes, lack of attention, and their owner’s demeanor can all cause a pup to experience temporary bouts of negative emotions like sadness or depression.
We love our dogs, but sometimes we regret how we treat them – either because we’re tired and grumpy, or we’ve lost our temper at something they’ve done. We yell at them, the dog shrinks away, we feel terrible and we’re full of apologies. What can we do to stop […]
Dogs seem to have an irrepressible urge to lick everything. Whether that’s licking their owner, licking other dogs, or even licking strangers, it’s difficult to get them to stop. If you need to get them to stop, behavior training or dog chew deterrent sprays are good options. But it’s a […]
Your dog spends the day trying to ‘guilt’ you into feeding them. Canines adore food, and dinnertime is regularly the highlight of their day. So, why are so many dogs terrified of their food bowl? This article will take an in-depth look at the possible reasons why your dog is […]
We all want our dogs to enjoy a sense of freedom and happiness in the home, but certain boundaries need to be put in place for your pet’s safety. Canines are curious creatures by nature, and when we couple this with hunting instincts and their extremely keen sense of smell […]
Sniffing is a behavior that comes as naturally to dogs as eating, drinking, and breathing. Thanks in no small part to their extremely potent sense of smell, canines experience new sensations through their noses. There’s more to a dog’s tendency to sniff and inhale. We’ll answer every question about this […]
Canine body language is a source of fascination for humans. We are forever assessing what a dog could be thinking and feeling based on the position of their tail (for example, does it mean they’re sick?), and interpreting whether those big, brown eyes are sad or just sleepy. One thing […]
Every dog has a unique personality, but some quirks seem to be fairly universal among our canine companions. All dogs love a good run around the great outdoors, most cannot resist the siren song of a squeaky toy or a ball that has been hurled across a park – and […]
Pet owners know that dogs can sleep almost anywhere. It’s an impressive ability and one that any human insomniac will envy. As long as you’re not asking why your dog is sleeping more than usual and fretting about a possible health problem, then watching a canine snooze is one of […]
Many pet owners find themselves freaked out by their pet’s ability to doze during the day with their eyes open. Surely even the most vigilant watchdog will not find that to be a peaceful and restful way to sleep. The anatomy of a dog’s eye is different from that of a […]
It’s a common belief that making eye contact is a vital part of human communication and body language, but can the same be said for dogs? What does it mean if your canine is reluctant to exchange eye contact? The truth is, dogs view eye contact slightly differently to people. […]
Dogs offer unconditional love to just about everybody they meet. Whenever a familiar face walks through the front door, you can bet your life that Fido will go bounding over, preparing to smother this new arrival with licks and tail wags. That’s great for the ego of the recipient. Unfortunately, […]
Many dog experts believe that sleeping arrangements are an occasion where humans and dogs should keep their lives separate. That’s not necessarily a popular opinion, though. According to Psychology Today, almost half of all dog owners share their bed with their dog. Where you fall in this great divide is […]
No dog enjoys the experience of visiting the vet. You can hardly blame your poor pet for this; their experience tells them to associate a trip to the dog doctor will result in a wide variety of prods, pokes and possibly worse. All the same, part of being a responsible […]
Dogs will eat or chew just about anything they can find. As alien as the idea may be to us, a human sock is a gourmet treat to some dogs. If you forget to remove your worn socks from Fido’s reach, they may end up in Fido’s belly. This guide […]
Watching a dog chase his or her tail around in a circle can be very amusing. Everybody loves watching a playful dog, and the sheer joy that they derive from unsuccessfully attempting to capture this appendage is the embodiment of innocent glee. Is there a dark side to this behavior, […]
Dogs eating poop – whether it’s their own or one of their canine companions – is more common than you may think. Let’s take a look at why dogs seem so fascinated by their own waste, and what we can do to stop them from munching away on such undesirable solids.
Dogs take in their surroundings with their tongues just as much as their eyes and ears, meaning that they’re prone to licking anything in sight. Whether it’s your face, the furniture that surrounds them or even thin air, dogs love to lick.
It’s no fun when you’re taking a walk and your dog starts to get aggressive with other dogs. You’re enjoying the fresh air while, but your mutt is trying to start World War III with the dog from down the road. It can be embarrassing and awkward to handle. Dogs […]
Dogs have a natural instinct to chew. Giving their gums a workout comes as naturally to dogs as breathing, which is why so many of your furry friend’s toys revolve around popping hard plastics in their mouths. Naturally, this means that we want our dogs to be happy and comfortable, […]
A concern for most pet owners is how they can stop their dog from jumping while on walks, or when they walk through the door. On the one hand, the sheer level of excitement that leads a dog to jump up is cute and endearing – especially when it is […]
Owning a dog seems like a non-stop party of fun to an outsider looking in. After all, what’s not to love? It’s a constant stream of amusement, companionship, protection, and affection. This much is all true, but as any pooch parent will tell you, raising a dog to be happy, healthy and independent is also a whole lot of work. One of the things that takes a great many first-time dog adopters by surprise is separation anxiety, in which their hounds lose all reason every time they’re left alone.
Having two dogs is like having two children. On the one hand, it can be great fun – you get double the playtimes, double the kisses, and cuddles, and perhaps best of all, they tend to keep each other company when we’re unable to amuse one of our canine companions.
Everybody loves dogs (unless they don’t, in which case we’re suspicious of these individuals and question whether they cast a reflection in the mirror). There’s one thing about the average canine that anybody could do without, however – barking. A hound with an overactive voice box can be an annoyance […]
A new dog should be a joyful and exciting experience. Whether they’re a rescue dog or a puppy from a breeder, you’ve spent a long time choosing him. You’ve been imagining all the fun things you’re going to do together: cuddles, walks, training, and playtime. When your new dog first […]
It’s great to see your dog in a happy mood: running around, playing and jumping. Nobody wants their pup to be sad or miserable. After all, a dog’s energy is why we love them so much. Their great moods can often help lift our spirits, as well. But, what about […]
Dog walking should be a fun, relaxing activity. Many people consider it one of the best parts of owning a dog. You get to enjoy the outdoors and the fresh air while providing your pooch with some much-needed exercise. Strangers you meet along the way, especially those with other dogs, […]
One of the main challenges that any pet owner may face is teaching their dog to walk on a leash. It will likely be even worse if your dog has been rescued from a shelter, as they have probably been cooped up for long enough by this point. If we […]
Dogs have a complicated relationship with water. Some hounds adore swimming and frolicking through a fountain, while others will race away as fast as their four legs will allow them. Most pooch parents will also be familiar with the horrors of bath time, with the reactions of our canine companions […]
It’s no secret that dogs make the best friend that anybody could wish for. Our tail-wagging companions offer goofy affection with no ulterior motive whatsoever, showering their owners with love for no reason other than existing. This is all fantastic – but what are we to do with an unruly […]
Your pet is usually confident and assured, so why is your dog suddenly scared of something? Your dog might be worried all the time, or a specific issue is causing them to be frightened. While it’s normal for a dog to be startled when scared, these stressors should go away. […]
If your dog has gone up and down stairs confidently since they were a puppy, it can be hard to see them struggling with the stairs all of a sudden. Some dogs won’t go down stairs anymore due to age, illness, and fear. If you see your dog wanting to […]
People get dogs for different reasons, but one of the most popular reasons is that they want a family dog. All breeds have different characteristics. So, it’s vital to know some of the common traits of a dog before you decide which breed is the right one for your home. […]
Crate training your dog has many benefits. Dogs are den animals by nature and can feel more comfortable in a crate, rather than being left to roam a big, open house. But, what happens when you have a dog that barks and whines? Dogs bark as a way of communicating. […]