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  • What are dog extinction bursts and how can you use them to your advantage when training your dog or modifying behaviors? Here are the important rules to follow.

    Understanding Extinction Bursts in Dogs

    Understanding Extinction Bursts in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Discover some pretty common reasons why your female dog is humping. You will also find simple techniques for stopping humping behavior in your dog.

    Why Female Dogs Hump

    Why Female Dogs Hump

    by India Arnold31

  • Why are your dog's eyes darting back and forth? What causes nystagmus in dogs along with the scary accompanying symptoms? Discover some possible causes.

    Why Are My Dog's Eyes Darting Back and Forth?

    Why Are My Dog's Eyes Darting Back and Forth?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Does your dog like to play keep away? Well, it's not his fault; you likely unknowingly taught him to. Here are some reasons why I am not fond of this game as well as alternative games to play.

    The Drawbacks of Playing Keep-Away Games With Your Dog

    The Drawbacks of Playing Keep-Away Games With Your Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Puppy play can get pretty rough at times, and sometimes owners even describe puppy play as aggressive. So is rough or aggressive play normal? Let's take a deeper look at common canine behavior.

    Is Rough or Aggressive Puppy Play Normal?

    Is Rough or Aggressive Puppy Play Normal?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Why does my dog do that? Understanding the natural roots of dog behavior is key to getting acquainted with your four-legged friend and getting a helpful grip on canine psychology.

    Dog Behavior: Why Dogs Behave in Certain Ways

    Dog Behavior: Why Dogs Behave in Certain Ways

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • Learn how to help your fearful dog cope with men coming into your home. Understand effective techniques to change your dog's emotional state and perception of men.

    Helping Dogs Who Are Barking at Male Guests

    Helping Dogs Who Are Barking at Male Guests

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • There are many dogs fearful of men, and helping these dogs cope with their fear can be challenging. This is a game I found helpful for dogs with this type of anxiety.

    A Game to Help Dogs That Are Fearful of Men

    A Game to Help Dogs That Are Fearful of Men

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • If mother dog greets you with a full display of pearly whites after giving birth, you're likely dealing with maternal aggression. Learn why it happens and how to deal with it.

    Understanding Dog Maternal Aggression

    Understanding Dog Maternal Aggression

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • There is a special ''grace period'' in a puppy's development during which it must be socialized and exposed to a variety of people and places so that it does not become fearful as an adult.

    The Importance of Early Socialization in Puppies

    The Importance of Early Socialization in Puppies

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli0

  • Are your two female dogs not getting along and fighting? Learn what may be triggering such fights and how to deal with the problem.

    Why Are My Female Dogs Fighting?

    Why Are My Female Dogs Fighting?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli33

  • Is your dog afraid of hats in general and people wearing hats? You are not alone! Many dogs are fearful of hats, but you can help them through powerful associations.

    Reasons Why Dogs Are Afraid of Hats

    Reasons Why Dogs Are Afraid of Hats

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Learn what behaviors are expected when you own an intact male dog. Many behaviors are linked to hormones.

     Behaviors of Intact Male Dogs

    Behaviors of Intact Male Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Your dog, who has always loved to go on walks, is suddenly terrified of going outside. What gives? Here are some ideas and tips for dogs who are suddenly scared to go on walks.

    Why Is My Dog Suddenly Scared to Go on Walks?

    Why Is My Dog Suddenly Scared to Go on Walks?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli14

  • Why do Great Pyrenees like to bark? This behavior is one of the most common reasons these beautiful dogs are relinquished to shelters. Learn some methods to reduce this behavior.

    How to Deal With Great Pyrenees Barking

    How to Deal With Great Pyrenees Barking

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli13

  • What signs indicate a dog's quality of life? Owners who are questioning when a dog should be put down will often hear veterinarians discuss quality of life. Quality of life is all about making the pet comfortable.

    How to Determine a Dog's Quality of Life

    How to Determine a Dog's Quality of Life

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli113

  • Looking for a way to relax anxious dogs? Learn some calming tools, behavior modification plans, and techniques to help your anxious dog feel better.

    How to Relax Anxious Dogs

    How to Relax Anxious Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli87

  • Do dogs really smile? Learn the truth behind dog smiling and the comparison between humans and dogs smiling. What makes dogs smile and how can a dog be trained to smile on cue?

    Do Dogs Smile?

    Do Dogs Smile?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli22

  • Does your dog go on a food strike when you leave him home alone? Does he also fail to drink? This article will reveal what may be going on.

    Why Doesn't My Dog Eat When I'm Gone?

    Why Doesn't My Dog Eat When I'm Gone?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • If we learn to “read” dog body language and behaviors, we will begin to discover what our dogs are saying to us and answer the question . . . what is my dog really trying to tell me?

    What Is My Dog Really Trying to Tell Me?

    What Is My Dog Really Trying to Tell Me?

    by Leonard Tillerman7

  • If you saw a dog with weepy eyes, you may have wondered whether dogs can cry tears like humans do. Yes, dogs can cry tears, but interestingly, they're not emotional tears.

    Can Dogs Cry Like Humans Do?

    Can Dogs Cry Like Humans Do?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • If you're learning the ropes for becoming a dog-behavior professional, you may want to learn how functional analysis can help your case studies. Functional analysis for dog behavior is important.

    Using Functional Analysis for Dog Behavior Problems

    Using Functional Analysis for Dog Behavior Problems

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • We are often told that fear inhibits learning in dogs and that their cognitive functions can shut down, but how true is this theory? This is a question worth pondering.

    Does Fear Inhibit Learning in Dogs?

    Does Fear Inhibit Learning in Dogs?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • A dog that barks when left alone is not only a problem requiring attention but also a potential noise issue or nuisance for neighbors. This may lead them to call animal control.

    How to Deal With Dogs That Bark When Left Alone

    How to Deal With Dogs That Bark When Left Alone

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Dog aggression towards intact, unneutered male dogs is not at all unusual. But how does your dog know if another dog has been neutered or not? What is triggering this form of reactive behavior?

    Why Is My Dog Aggressive Towards Intact Males?

    Why Is My Dog Aggressive Towards Intact Males?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • The signs of healthy, normal play in dogs are the result of good socialization and the dog's ability to communicate amicable intentions. Good dog play involves dogs who are having fun and look forward to the interaction. Learn how dogs use signals to emphasize their intent to do no harm.

    Signs of Healthy, Normal Play in Dogs

    Signs of Healthy, Normal Play in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • Are your dog's arousal levels getting a bit too high? Are your dealing with dog arousal biting, or worse, do you see the first signs of arousal causing aggression. If so, you need to intervene fast!

    Understanding Dog Arousal Problems

    Understanding Dog Arousal Problems

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Is your dog growling and biting when you try to pick him up? Learn why dogs may behave this way and what to avoid to prevent things from getting worse. Here are some force-free tips to curb this problem.

    Why Is My Dog Growling When I Pick It Up?

    Why Is My Dog Growling When I Pick It Up?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli13

  • While many breeds cause destruction in the home, Huskies are particularly known for the damage they are capable of doing. Nothing seems beyond their ability to chew and destroy. This article will break down some of their common tendencies and provide tips on how to limit their damage to your home.

    The Destruction Caused by Huskies and What You Can Do About It

    The Destruction Caused by Huskies and What You Can Do About It

    by HuskyChaos12

  • A dog barking in a hotel room can be a big problem that can cost you your hotel stay. Management may ask you to leave if your dog is disruptive to other guests. Fortunately, there are several ways to stop or significantly reduce your dog's barking.

    How to Stop Your Dog From Barking in a Hotel Room

    How to Stop Your Dog From Barking in a Hotel Room

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli1

  • Is your dog having accidents in the home after moving? You are not alone! Countless dogs are stressed by recent moves and they may have trouble adjusting to a new environment. Learn some effective strategies to get things back to norm.

    Why Is My Dog Having Accidents in the House After Moving?

    Why Is My Dog Having Accidents in the House After Moving?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli10

  • Extensive research on the topic of wolf hierarchy was conducted by the American biologist David Mech. Learn how he revolutionized the way dogs are treated today.

    David Mech's Theory on the Wolf Alpha Role

    David Mech's Theory on the Wolf Alpha Role

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • Knowing how to introduce a new puppy to an older dog is important considering that resident dogs may not be too enthusiastic about sharing their household with another dog, especially a puppy with little manners. The process takes some time, but there are strategies to make the process smoother.

    How to Introduce a New Puppy to an Older Dog

    How to Introduce a New Puppy to an Older Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli0

  • At times, dogs behave in odd ways. If your dog is obsessively licking other dogs, you may wonder what's going on. Read on to find out some explanations.

    Why Is My Dog Obsessively Licking Other Dogs?

    Why Is My Dog Obsessively Licking Other Dogs?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli56

  • There are many misconceptions about how dogs feel pain which are potentially harmful to dogs. Learn more about dog pain perception and stress-induced analgesia.

    Understanding How Dogs Feel Pain

    Understanding How Dogs Feel Pain

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Owners of aggressive dogs may wonder if tooth extraction may be a form of treatment for dog aggression. Answers and thoughts on what may appear like an all too easy solution.

    Aggressive Dog Teeth Removal

    Aggressive Dog Teeth Removal

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli22

  • Determining whether two dogs are playing or fighting may be quite challenging, especially for novice dog owners. Read on to learn how to distinguish between these two behaviors.

    How to Tell If Dogs Are Playing or Fighting

    How to Tell If Dogs Are Playing or Fighting

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Have you heard your dog howling at night? You may be curious to know why. Read this article to find out why stray and pet dogs howl like wolves!

    10 Reasons Why Dogs Howl

    10 Reasons Why Dogs Howl

    by ARADHYA20

  • This article will cover how to correctly approach a barking dog. Sometimes it's hard to tell if it's an aggressive dog barking at you or maybe just a dog trying to get your attention in order to say hello. With the information in this guide, you'll be able to tell the difference and know what to do.

    How to Correctly Approach a Dog That's Barking at You

    How to Correctly Approach a Dog That's Barking at You

    by Miss Lil' Atlanta4

  • If your dog is aggressive when woken up, you are right to be concerned. Your dog may act out of character when startled from a deep sleep even if during the day he is the sweetest dog. The aggression may lead to bites, and you may be put in a potentially dangerous situation.

    Help, My Dog Is Aggressive When Woken Up

    Help, My Dog Is Aggressive When Woken Up

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli1

  • Urine marking in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors. It's not just a trickle of urine; rather, it's a form of communication. Why are dogs urine marking and what are they trying to say?

    Understanding Dog Marking Behaviors

    Understanding Dog Marking Behaviors

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli22

  • Do dogs have the characteristics of their astrological sign? You bet they do. A Gemini Dog can have dual personalities and a Scorpio dog can hold a grudge.

    Dog Astrology: Sun Sign Characteristics

    Dog Astrology: Sun Sign Characteristics

    by Allisyn Nichols5

  • If your dog is scared to go outside to go potty, this can be unhealthy as your dog may be holding it for long periods of times. The following are some tips for dogs scared to go outside to potty.

    Tips for Dogs Scared to Go Potty Outside

    Tips for Dogs Scared to Go Potty Outside

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Why is my dog scared of going outside? There may be several reasons. Here are several exercises to help your dog overcome fear and enjoy the yard again.

    Why Is My Dog Scared of Going Outside?

    Why Is My Dog Scared of Going Outside?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli77

  • If your dog is pawing at you all the time, the behavior can get quickly "out of hand," especially if you inadvertently reinforce it. Here are some tips to help you out.

    How Can I Stop My Dog From Pawing at Me?

    How Can I Stop My Dog From Pawing at Me?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli7

  • Is my dog marking or urinating? Why is my dog urinating in my home? Learn how to recognize potential differences between physiological urination and marking with a purpose.

    How to Tell If a Dog Is Marking or Urinating

    How to Tell If a Dog Is Marking or Urinating

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli26

  • We are often told that dogs den animals but are they or not? Let's debunk some common myths and unravel some intriguing facts on the subject. This article should give a better insight on a dog's "denning" instinct.

    Are Dogs Really Den Animals?

    Are Dogs Really Den Animals?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli17

  • What's the orienting reflex in dogs, and how can you use it to your advantage? Learn the dynamics behind this interesting phenomenon and why you want to give COR training a try.

    Understanding Your Dog's Orienting Reflex

    Understanding Your Dog's Orienting Reflex

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • It is not uncommon for two dogs to fight over an owner's attention. What causes this type of issue, and how can it be solved? Learn more about dogs fighting over owners.

    Dealing With Two Dogs Fighting Over the Owner

    Dealing With Two Dogs Fighting Over the Owner

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli14

  • Are you puzzled because your spayed dog is suddenly attracting males? The puzzle can sometimes be solved by checking your environment and scheduling a vet visit.

    Why Is My Spayed Female Dog Attracting Males?

    Why Is My Spayed Female Dog Attracting Males?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli22

  • What are calming signals in dogs, and when are they displayed? Crack the code to understanding and speaking "doggish" once and for all!

    Understanding Dog Calming Signals

    Understanding Dog Calming Signals

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli16

  • There are several techniques you can use to help stop your dog from biting the leash, but it's important to understand why your dog is engaging in this behavior the first place. Here are some strategies you can use to stop this behavior.

    How to Stop Your Dog From Biting the Leash

    How to Stop Your Dog From Biting the Leash

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Some dogs develop a hyper-attachment to one owner. They get stressed when that particular person leaves, and nothing seems to help. Here are tips to help these dogs relax.

    Helping Dogs Who Are Too Attached to Their Owners

    Helping Dogs Who Are Too Attached to Their Owners

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli36

  • Jealousy is one of the strongest dog emotions, and when your dog feels it, she may do all sorts of funny things. Here are tips to deal with the emotion if it becomes a problem in your house.

    How to Help Your Dog Become Less Jealous

    How to Help Your Dog Become Less Jealous

    by Dr Mark16

  • There are different types of dog barking that can mean different things. Not all dog barking is created equal. Are you listening to what Rover is saying?

    The Different Types of Dog Barking

    The Different Types of Dog Barking

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • If your dog keeps smacking his lips, most likely he's not doing it as a form of entertainment. Learn more about some possible causes for lip-smacking in dogs.

    Why Is My Dog Smacking His Lips?

    Why Is My Dog Smacking His Lips?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli30

  • Why do dogs whine and what can you do about it? Following are several reasons behind dog whining behaviors and several solutions to this common problem.

    Reasons Why Dogs Whine and How to Stop It

    Reasons Why Dogs Whine and How to Stop It

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli49

  • Understand why your dog barks and what he's trying to tell you. Knowing why dogs bark is important to the relationship we have with our K9 companions. See definitions of common barking styles, along with a visual aid for interpreting dog body language.

    Why Do Dogs Bark? Understanding Barking Behavior and Body Language

    Why Do Dogs Bark? Understanding Barking Behavior and Body Language

    by India Arnold44

  • Flooding is a full immersion training technique applied both in humans and animal psychology. It consists of forcefully exposing the dog to the stimuli that triggers its fear and caused the original trauma.

    Flooding Therapy for Dog Behavior Issues

    Flooding Therapy for Dog Behavior Issues

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Bullies are often cited as the clowns of the dog world. However, responsible owners recognize that the breed requires a degree of training to ensure acceptable social behavior outside of the home.

    Your Guide to Bull Terrier Socialization

    Your Guide to Bull Terrier Socialization

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Start to understand the facts about pit bulls. It may just give some insight into their behavior. This article will break down the stigma associated with pit bulls, how it came to be, and why it unfairly paints a negative portrait of this lovable breed.

    Are Pit Bulls Naturally Mean?

    Are Pit Bulls Naturally Mean?

    by Nancy Yager88

  • Separation anxiety in dogs is not an easy problem to deal with, but it can often be managed with a few modifications. Learn what they are and what you can do to help your dog.

    Tips to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

    Tips to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

    by Dr Mark6

  • Is your dog protective of the couch? Whether this protectiveness is manifested towards dogs or people, the issue is quite common among canines. Learn what may cause it and how to curb it.

    Why Is My Dog Protective of the Couch?

    Why Is My Dog Protective of the Couch?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Canine PTSD (C-PTSD) is a syndrome that may affect both military work dogs and dogs abused by previous owners. Previously abused dogs can be very hard to handle, and a prospective owner should be aware of the disorder.

    Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD in Dogs

    Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD in Dogs

    by David A Cohen5

  • You may have heard about dog dominance by reading about it or in a dog-related television show, but what is it? What do the experts in the field say about it? Learn all about dog dominance theory.

    What Is Dog Dominance Theory?

    What Is Dog Dominance Theory?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Does your dog keep licking his lips or nose repeatedly? Does it look like he's just licking the air? There are several medical and behavioral causes for lip smacking—some benign and some serious.

    Why Does My Dog Keep Licking His Lips Excessively?

    Why Does My Dog Keep Licking His Lips Excessively?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli55

  • There are many causes for panting in dogs. Dogs don't just pant when they are hot or after exercising, so it's important to understand why they are panting, what it means, and several potential underlying causes.

    15 Causes of Panting in Dogs

    15 Causes of Panting in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Should you allow your dog on the bed? Read on to learn about the diseases you may get from allowing your dog to sleep in the bed. We'll also talk about the interesting benefits of sharing the bed with your dog as well as behavior issues that may arise from the situation.

    Should Dogs Be Allowed on the Bed? All You Need to Know

    Should Dogs Be Allowed on the Bed? All You Need to Know

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • If your heeler puppy won't stop biting, rest assured, you are not alone. Due to their ancestry, these puppies have a reputation for being quite a handful in the biting department. Teaching a heeler puppy to stop biting requires patience and determination.

    How to Stop a Cattle Dog Puppy (Heeler) From Biting

    How to Stop a Cattle Dog Puppy (Heeler) From Biting

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • Preventing resource guarding in puppies is a fundamental process that is often overlooked. There are countless puppy owners looking for ways to stop puppies from resource guarding and countless resources on how to do just that, but there's little literature covering prevention.

    Exercises for Preventing Resource Guarding in Puppies

    Exercises for Preventing Resource Guarding in Puppies

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli1

  • Understanding the canine fight or flight response is important if you'd like to learn more about your dog's behavior. Learn how the fight or flight response is important when changing your dog's behavior.

    Understanding the Dog Fight or Flight Response

    Understanding the Dog Fight or Flight Response

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli16

  • How dogs show love may be missed by owners sometimes, but if you pay close attention, you can see the many ways dogs say "I love you". Here are 5 scientifically studied ways dogs show their love.

    5 Ways Dogs Show Humans Love

    5 Ways Dogs Show Humans Love

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Female dogs especially those intact, may exhibit distinct behaviors that are typical of their sex. Most behavior changes are particularly relevant during the dog's heat (estrus) and if feasible, during the dog's pregnancy and nursing times. Spayed...

    Behaviors of Intact Female Dogs in and After Heat

    Behaviors of Intact Female Dogs in and After Heat

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli2

  • Dogs who are kept at home and not taken out into the world often develop irrational fears. These fears can overwhelm them, cause fear aggressions and become life debilitating. Here's how to socialize your dog to minimize fear and create a confident, happy canine companion!

    Canine Socialization: Tips to Help Fearful, Shy, Scared, and Abused Dogs

    Canine Socialization: Tips to Help Fearful, Shy, Scared, and Abused Dogs

    by Kristin Kaldahl7

  • Did you know that dogs use a special form of communication to communicate their desire to play and intent to do no harm? Let's take a closer look at how they implement it.

    The Use of Meta-Communication in Dog Play

    The Use of Meta-Communication in Dog Play

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • To stop a dog from biting his or her tail, you will first have the determine the underlying cause of the behavior so that it can be addressed accordingly.

    How to Stop a Dog From Biting His Tail

    How to Stop a Dog From Biting His Tail

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli0

  • Some dogs eat socks: we all know this. But if your dog ate a sock, it could be a real problem. Many sock-eating dogs land on the surgery table. Here's a brief guide on what to do to prevent this behavior.

    Why Does My Dog Eat Socks and What Can I Do About It?

    Why Does My Dog Eat Socks and What Can I Do About It?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli20

  • Are you dealing with puppy submissive urination? If so, you will need to implement some changes in the way you interact and train your puppy. Learn why puppies urinate submissively and how to prevent accidents from happening.

    How to Deal With Dog Submissive Urination

    How to Deal With Dog Submissive Urination

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli9

  • Here are some basic tips to help you understand and possibly curb dog aggression. This advice should be taken in conjunction with seeking out a professional dog trainer.

    How Pet Owners Can Deal With Dog Aggression

    How Pet Owners Can Deal With Dog Aggression

    by Kathryn Vercillo10

  • What are fear periods in dogs and when do they take place? Learn how to cope with them and help your dog overcome them.

    Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs

    Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli42

  • What makes your dog angry when he is on a leash and fine when he is off it? Learn how your dog can develop coping skills and why seeing a professional is the best option.

    Understanding Barrier Frustration in Dogs

    Understanding Barrier Frustration in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • What makes a dog food-aggressive? You are most likely doing something that makes your pooch perceive you as a threat. Learn how to remedy the problem.

    How to Train a Food-Aggressive Dog

    How to Train a Food-Aggressive Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • Why do dogs bark for no good reason? Truth is, it's very likely there is a reason but humans cannot detect it. Learn which stimuli may trigger unexplained barking in your dog.

    Why Do Dogs Bark at Nothing?

    Why Do Dogs Bark at Nothing?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli23

  • When a dog is stressed, his fight/flight response is activated by the amygdala. Retraining the amygdala through exposure therapy breaks the stimulus response association with fight or flight so your dog can better cope.

    Exposure Therapy for Fearful Dogs

    Exposure Therapy for Fearful Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli2

  • What signs suggest you own a fearful dog? How can you tell if your dog is getting uncomfortable and a bit stressed? Knowing these subtle and less-subtle signs will make you a more knowledgeable owner and prevent you from putting your dog in situations he may not be comfortable with.

    The Body Language of Stress and Fear in Dogs

    The Body Language of Stress and Fear in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli14

  • Dogs may shiver for a variety of reasons, but it is important to find out the underlying cause of shivering in the first place. It may be caused by physical problems in some dogs, so professional medical advice is often recommended.

    The Causes of Shivering in Dogs

    The Causes of Shivering in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • Here are 8 signs that your dog is fearful. As an owner, you must be aware of these signs so you can help your dog become more comfortable and confident.

    Eight Signs That You Own a Fearful Dog

    Eight Signs That You Own a Fearful Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Your dog's sleeping position can provide you with interesting information such as the temperature of your home, how tired they are, and how they're feeling emotionally. Are you listening?

    What Your Dog's Sleeping Positions Tell You About Them

    What Your Dog's Sleeping Positions Tell You About Them

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • Barking can be troublesome if the dog wakes you up every morning to be fed! Barking in the morning for the purpose of waking up the owners and eliciting them to start their day early is a form of nuisance barking.

    How to Stop a Dog From Barking in the Morning

    How to Stop a Dog From Barking in the Morning

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli2

  • Howling, chewing, and inappropriate urination are just a few of the warning signs of separation anxiety. Dr. Alinovi discusses symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of canine separation anxiety.

    What Can I Do About My Dog's Separation Anxiety?

    What Can I Do About My Dog's Separation Anxiety?

    by Donna Cosmato23

  • What are dog displacement behaviors and when do they pop up? Learn why it's important to be aware of these sometimes odd, out-of-context behaviors in dogs.

    Understanding Dog Displacement Behaviors

    Understanding Dog Displacement Behaviors

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • Do dogs like hugs? Most likely they do not, especially when they come from a stranger. Learn signs of stress dogs give upon being hugged and why you should never hug a dog you do not know.

    Why Dogs Do Not Like to Be Hugged

    Why Dogs Do Not Like to Be Hugged

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli46

  • Dogs are loyal, faithful companions, but they have different behavior patterns when it comes to procreation. Learn if dogs are monogamous, if they ever mate for life, and why these behaviors exist.

    Are Dogs Monogamous? Do They Mate for Life?

    Are Dogs Monogamous? Do They Mate for Life?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Does your dog often escape from its crate? Every time he does, he may endanger himself to a variety of perils. Learn what causes dogs to escape from their crates and how to solve the problem.

    The Best Crates for Escape Artist Dogs

    The Best Crates for Escape Artist Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Are dogs hunters or scavengers? Canis lupus familiaris, in other words, the domestic dog, has surely changed his habits after his encounter with humans.

    Are Dogs Hunters or Scavengers?

    Are Dogs Hunters or Scavengers?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli16

  • Dirt eating among humans, dogs and other mammals occurs frequently across the globe. Is it a sign of mental or physical illness or is it an adaptive behavior that solves a physical need?

    Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt? (Some Humans Do It, Too!)

    Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt? (Some Humans Do It, Too!)

    by Solaras7

  • A dog killing a cat is surely something unpleasant to witness and a very unfortunate occurrence. Understanding what may have happened can be helpful, but often instinct takes over.

    Why Did My Dog Kill My Cat?

    Why Did My Dog Kill My Cat?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli100

  • Is your dog aggressive towards other dogs? Does your dog tense up, lunge, or bark madly at another dog? Dog to dog aggression is a common problem. Here, we consider why it occurs and how to stop it.

    Stop Dog Aggression Toward Other Dogs

    Stop Dog Aggression Toward Other Dogs

    by shibashake117

  • What's a conditioned emotional response (CER) and how can it help you in dog training and behavior modification? Let's go over the science behind it and how to generate a CER.

    Conditioned Emotional Responses (CER) in Dogs

    Conditioned Emotional Responses (CER) in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli0

  • In this article, you will learn some common reasons why dogs may growl and how they use growling to avoid certain situations.

    Reasons Why Dogs Growl

    Reasons Why Dogs Growl

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli202

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    Do Dogs Bark at Ghosts?

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  • If you're wondering if litters of puppies can have more than one dad, it's probably because you noticed the litter mates look very different. Can dogs have litters from multiple fathers? Here's a sneak peek into your dog's private affairs.

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    Can Puppy Litters Have More Than One Father?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • What is a puppy license and for how long is it granted to puppies? Learn what a puppy may get away with and why some dogs are not very accepting of rowdy puppies.

    What Is a Puppy License?

    What Is a Puppy License?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Is your dog humping other dogs unexpectedly? Read on to find out why this is happening and what you can do about it.

    Understanding Dog Humping Behaviors

    Understanding Dog Humping Behaviors

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • When a dog starts resource guarding territory, it is challenging to know where the designated space begins and where it ends. This behavior can be triggered by a number of factors.

    Help! My Dog Is Resource Guarding Random Areas

    Help! My Dog Is Resource Guarding Random Areas

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli2

  • What is dog desensitization and how do you start the process? How does your dog become sensitized to a stimulus and how do you undo it? This guide is helpful for dog owners interested in learning about the science behind changing dog behavior.

    Dog Behavior: Understanding the Process of Desensitization

    Dog Behavior: Understanding the Process of Desensitization

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli7

  • Is it normal for puppies to twitch in their sleep, and what causes it? Learn more about puppy-twitching behavior during sleep and what some experts have to say.

    Why Do Puppies Twitch in Their Sleep?

    Why Do Puppies Twitch in Their Sleep?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli10

  • Humans are not the only ones who fall victim to the cumulative effects of stress; dogs do too! Trigger stacking in dogs may have deleterious effects that can pile up and cause bouts of aggression.

    Understanding Dog Trigger Stacking

    Understanding Dog Trigger Stacking

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli7

  • Of all the potential behavior problems in dogs, separation anxiety can be the hardest to fix. Read along to discover powerful techniques which will help you cure your dog's separation anxiety.

    How to Cure Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    How to Cure Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    by Leonard Tillerman10

  • This article focuses on how dogs mark their territories, why they mark their territories, and what you can do about it when they do.

    Understanding Dog Territorial Marking

    Understanding Dog Territorial Marking

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Learn what submissive behaviors your dog might be showing and tips on how to stop this problem by building up his confidence. Stop this behavior before it turns into fear biting.

    How to Help a Submissive Dog Build Confidence

    How to Help a Submissive Dog Build Confidence

    by Dr Mark13

  • Ever wondered why bull terriers and other dogs ghost walk or trance? While the behavior is still under scrutiny, it seems to be overall an odd, albeit innocent behavior triggered by tactile stimuli.

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    Why Do Bull Terriers and Some Other Dogs Ghost Walk?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • Learn why rehoming an aggressive dog can be downright wrong. So, what to do with an aggressive dog? There are some options, but there is little left to do when a dog has a bite history.

    Considerations for Rehoming Aggressive Dogs

    Considerations for Rehoming Aggressive Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli18

  • Sometimes dogs limp after they've been lying down for some time. Can a dog's leg fall asleep? What causes limping after lying down? A guide to possibilities and when you should see the vet.

    Causes of Dog Limping After Sleeping

    Causes of Dog Limping After Sleeping

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli13

  • Does it seem like your dog ignores you and only pays attention to the man of the house? Find out what could be happening and how to fix it.

    Why Does My Dog Only Listen to Men?

    Why Does My Dog Only Listen to Men?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli19

  • If your dog is hyper, you may be wondering what strategies you should use to calm him down. There are several tricks of the trade, but first of all, is your dog really hyperactive?

    How to Calm Down Your Hyper Dog

    How to Calm Down Your Hyper Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli3

  • Dogs show a wide range of behaviors, and for you to interact and relate well to your dog, you need to have a solid understanding of these behaviors. Discover 30+ common dog behaviors and what they mean.

    30+ Dog Behaviors and Why You Should Know Their Meaning

    30+ Dog Behaviors and Why You Should Know Their Meaning

    by Januaris Saint Fores2

  • Does your dog bark when somebody enters the room? Sometimes newly rescued dogs may take some time to get used to new family members. Here's a brief guide on how to help them out.

    Help! My Dog Barks When Somebody Enters the Room

    Help! My Dog Barks When Somebody Enters the Room

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • We are sometimes told not to pet, cuddle, or comfort a fearful dog because doing so may reinforce your dog's fear . . . but experts disagree. Learn whether or not you can reinforce your dog's fear.

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    Can You Reinforce Your Dog's Fear?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli50

  • Puppies may be cute and irresistible, but they can be overly-hyper at times. This article contains several techniques to calm your puppy. The same techniques can be applied to your spunky adult dog, as well.

    How to Calm a Hyperactive Puppy

    How to Calm a Hyperactive Puppy

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  • What is predatory drift in dogs, and why does it happen? Most of all, what steps can you take to prevent it from happening?

    Understanding Predatory Drift in Dogs

    Understanding Predatory Drift in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Your dog has always been an avid eater—he has always gulped down his meal in seconds. Yet, a day comes where he categorically refuses his food. What should you do?

    Why Dogs May Refuse Food

    Why Dogs May Refuse Food

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  • What causes old dog behavior changes and how do you help your old dog cope with them. There are many causes for behavior changes in your old dog and several need the vet's attention.

    Old Dog Behavior Changes

    Old Dog Behavior Changes

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  • Do you have a dog who loves to lick faces, hands, and feet? You are not alone! This article will explain why dogs lick and how to reduce this behavior.

    Why Dogs Lick Humans

    Why Dogs Lick Humans

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Is your puppy peeing right after you take him outside? There are several things going on in this case, this article offers some troubleshooting tips for potty training your puppy.

    Why Does My Puppy Pee AFTER Going Outside?

    Why Does My Puppy Pee AFTER Going Outside?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli19

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