Dogs : Common Behavior Issues

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
Senior dog with excited urination issues. There are strategies for correcting submissive and excited urination in dogs.
Note: Although advances in behavior science* have led to the debunking of using words such as “submissive” and “dominant” to describe a dog’s personality or emotional state...Read More
Small dog barking. It can be challenging to stop dog barking, but there are effective strategies.
Dogs bark for different reasons: There’s watchdog barking, request barking, “spooky” barking, and boredom barking....Read More
White pit-bull-terrier-type dog with one brown eye and one blue eye wearing a dog harness and leash
“Let’s go for a walk!” This suggestion delights dogs of all ages and sizes....Read More
These two brindle dogs have been introduced to each other slowly and carefully, and are getting along well.
If you have a dog and a new one will be entering your home, there are things you can do to ensure that the meeting goes off without a hitch....Read More
Person teaching a heeler dog to trade with a bone and some treats
At one time or another, many of us have been involved in an inadvertent game of “keep away” — when our dog snatches something and then refuses to give it up....Read More
Cat lying on a couch next to a man looking at his mobile phone
The best way to prevent litter box accidents is to ensure the litter box is large, clean and in a spot your cat likes....Read More
Big dog with dirt on her nose from digging
Why dogs dig Digging is a natural canine behavior. Many dogs do it....Read More
Woman reassuring her dog who is scared of loud noises, especially thunderstorms
Many dogs have a fear of loud sounds, such as thunder, cars backfiring and fireworks....Read More
New fence keeps this grey pit bull dog from escaping from the backyard
Some dogs are amazing escape artists — able to squeeze under or jump over fencing that appeared to be secure....Read More