Dogs : Common Behavior Issues

Small dog pulling on leash
Most dogs want to go out for walks and get very excited when the leash is brought out....Read More
Dog with tongue sticking out who received training to correct his urine marking in the house behavior
Urine marking in dogs is territorial behavior. An intact (uncastrated) male dog will instinctively mark his territory with his urine....Read More
Golden retriever mix dog jumping up
Most puppies are so cute (and so short) that we allow them to jump up on us....Read More
Rescue dog not wearing a head halter
Dog head halter: What is it? A head halter for dogs is similar to a horse halter: there are straps around the nose and behind the ears....Read More
Exuberant dogs like this one need to be watched closely so they don't escape and get hurt.
Is your dog escaping from the yard or your home? Here are two reasons your dog may be motivated to try to get away:...Read More
Abbey the dog counter surfing
You put food on the kitchen counter and turn your back for a few minutes. Moments later, the food has vanished and your dog is standing next to the counter....Read More
Two puppies chewing on shoe laces
Dog chewing is a normal canine behavior, especially for puppies who are exploring the world around them and learning how to use their mouths appropriately....Read More
This black dog likes to chase the cat, but his family is working to correct the behavior.
Chasing is a natural instinct for a dog, but it is not appropriate behavior in your home when directed toward your cat....Read More
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
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