To sleep or not to sleep with your dog — that is the question for many first-time pet parents. Although this dilemma isn’t exactly a Shakesperian drama, bed-sharing with your pets has plenty of impassioned devotees — and, naysayers. Why do dog owners in the United States have apprehension about letting their dogs sleep in
Does your dog smile at you? Do you see the joy in your dog’s face? Pet parents often wonder if their dogs are happy and whether they can feel emotions like people do. Yes, it would be great if we could speak dog or read their minds to learn how their day is going. However,
Trainability is a huge deal if you’re a dog owner or soon-to-be pet parent. How well your dog responds to your commands can be the difference between a well-mannered pet and Stephen King’s Cujo (ok, maybe not that bad, but you get the idea). Do some dogs have an inherent knack for following directions? The
Decided Against Crate Training a Puppy? You want to control your puppy’s nonstop barking, but you decided against crate training. We get it. It’s a personal choice, a matter of preference for both you and your dog. Some puppies don’t do well with crate training, while others take to it quickly. Read on for alternatives
Puppies are so cute, but that night-time barking really taxes your limits. How do you stop puppy barking at night? Whether you’re crate training your puppy or not, this is not the fun part of adopting a puppy. With a bit of patience and effort … With a lot of patience and effort, you can
Prey drive in dogs is a natural, innate urge to chase other animals or objects. Almost every dog has some level of prey drive, but dogs with high prey drive … well, they’re in a class of their own. Dogs with high prey drive live for the chase, whether it’s squirrels, cats, rabbits or other
We get it, regardless of their size, any dog’s nuisance barking is … well, it’s a nuisance. And large dogs tend to have large, loud voices. So as you research options for training your big dog to stop barking, you’re probably finding a lot of literature on bark collars for large dogs. This probably has you
Should you adopt a dog from a shelter or buy one from a breeder — which is better and why? The answer is neither — it’s all about personal preference, and both rescue dogs and pedigree dogs come with excellent benefits. We’re not in the “who’s right” game — we love dogs and encourage you
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Howling vs. Whining vs. Baying: What Is the Difference? Dogs use several sounds to communicate with humans and fellow canines; the most familiar is barking.
Why Does My Dog Bark at Everything That Passes By? “My dog barks at everything that passes by, and it’s driving me crazy.” We hear that
According to the ASPCA, dogs that are adopted from rescue shelters or adopted during adulthood tend to have separation anxiety more than dogs that are
Not All Dogs are ‘Crated’ Equally When crate training your dog, you might notice your dog barking in its crate and at night while crated.
Is Your Dog a Chronic Car Chaser? Do you have a dog that barks at cars when they pass by? Does he lie in wait
Was Your Dog Born to Bark? Ever notice how your neighbor’s dog is quiet, while yours barks like a fool at the slightest movement or