dog behavior

What is this dog's body language saying? He is play bowing.
Just like people, dogs communicate using body language. Your dog is communicating with his entire body, not just his tail or his voice....Read More
Dog chewing on rope. Providing chew toys can help solve some dog behavior problems like inappropriate chewing out of boredom.
Having a dog with behavior problems can be difficult....Read More
This medium-sized dog's family, shown here, have been very conscientious about socializing her to prevent bites on children or other behavioral challenges.
Children can have the most amazing relationships with dogs if both are taught how to properly interact and respect each other....Read More
Shelter dog receiving training to overcome barrier frustration (also sometimes called barrier aggression)
Many dogs are reactive and will exhibit aggressive behaviors when they are behind a barrier, such as a gate, fence, crate or car window....Read More
Dog sniffing baby's toes. Preparing a baby and pets for meeting one another is a must.
Getting ready for a new family member is a busy, exciting time....Read More
These two dogs are playing, but the play could turn aggressive. Dog aggression should be carefully monitored.
Dog aggression is normal canine behavior. In the wild, dogs use aggressive behavior to hunt for food, to defend themselves, and to guard their territory....Read More
Medium-sized dog in a crate. She is being crate-trained.
Why should I consider crate training my dog? Dogs are hard-wired by their genetic history to be den animals. A den is a small, safe, well-defined space....Read More
Pitbull mix dog being clicker trained
What is clicker training? Clicker training is a fun and effective way to communicate with your pets....Read More
How do you go about choosing a dog? Should you adopt a puppy like one of these bundles of energy or an adult dog?
This resource offers information on how to choose a dog for you, your family and lifestyle. Should you get a puppy or adult, purebred or hybrid and where can you adopt?...Read More
Woman and her pitbull mix. Bringing a new dog home is a fun and exciting time, but requires preparation.
Before you bring your new dog home, there are a number of ways that you can prepare for the new addition to your family....Read More