Protecting the Mental Health of Dogs
As spring is upon us, I am reminded that May is mental health awareness month. When I think about mental health, I think about everything dogs do to improve human mental health.
Why Does My Dog Yawn?
If you are like me, you want your dog to be happy and carefree. For dogs to be fully happy, it takes having family members that truly understand them and how they
Why Does My Dog Pee: The Differences in House Soiling, Submissive Urination, and Excitable Urination
House soiling refers to inappropriately urinating (or defecating) indoors. It is a common puppy problem behavior that can persist into adulthood and throughout the life of your dog. The behavior persists and
Why Does My Dog Show Their Teeth?
Most of the time, we think of a warning behavior when dogs show their teeth. It generally serves as a precursor for more aggressive behavior. It is a warning to back away
Why Do My Dog’s Hackles Stand Up on End?
Common body language when I observe dogs in various situations is a dog’s hackles, or fur, standing up on end. Technically this is referred to as piloerection and is due to an
Licking Behavior Explained
One of the more commonly mistaken behaviors in dogs is licking. Most people think of licking as akin to a dog kissing. In some cases, the behavior is a friendly gesture, but