Category: Behavior & Training

7 Possible Reasons Why Dogs Bark

Do you ever wonder why dogs bark? All dog bark except for Basenji dogs; they yodel instead of bark. Barking is dogs’ way of communicating to their fellow dogs and just about everyone around them. There are different reasons why dogs bark. So if your dog barks incessantly, …

Why Do Dogs Yawn?

People yawn when they are tired and sleepy, but what about dogs? Why do dogs yawn? Do they yawn only when they are tired or feeling sleepy? Is there any health issue underlining such behavior? Should an owner be concerned seeing his dog yawning? Let us find out. …

Your Voice Tone in Dog Training Is Key to Success

Your voice tone in dog training holds the key to success. The tone and tenor play an important role in conveying to your dog about your leadership qualities. It also ensures obedience on the part of your dog. While a friendly tone is the first step to building …

Puppy Training: Tips To Connect With Your Puppy

Positive reinforcement is the key to training puppies. In fact, the success of your training largely depends on your ability to reward your pet. With frequent rewards, positive body language, and friendly voice, you can connect with your puppy effectively.Puppies thrive when they are rewarded. Using praise and …

Why Do Dogs Enjoy Snow?

Ever asked yourself why do dogs enjoy the snow? The answer is simple. It could be because they found snow is something new and dogs love to explore new things. If you see your dog running or digging in the snow, it may be due to his curiosity. …

Sorry Dog Lovers, But Dogs Don’t Like Hugs

You may think you are doing your dog a favor by hugging him but the truth is that dogs don’t like hugs. They may not want to be trapped and this makes them feel uncomfortable. Dogs love to be petted than hugged. Not only do dogs dislike hugs, …

Dog Training: Remember No Dog or Puppy Is Perfect

Obedience training should be fun and without stress. To keep it that way, you must remember that no dog or puppy is perfect. Dog training is about repetition and positive reinforcement. After a particular behavior or command is practiced several times, your dog or puppy gradually learns to …

Dognition: How Smart Is Your Dog?

Most dog owners think their dogs are smart. But, how smart is your dog actually? A study by researchers at the Duke University discovered that the smartness of a dog is specific to various dog breeds. The finding pointed out it was the individual nature of a dog, not …

Guilty Dogs Are Funny! But Do Dogs Really Feel Guilt?

Do dogs really feel guilt? Or do we just project our own perceptions on those adorable and supposedly guilty faces? Our dogs’ faces sure look guilty when we confront them about a mess, but is guilt what they are really feeling? Chewed shoes and undies, rooms full of …

Puppy And Dog Training Should Always Be Humane

Puppy and dog training should always be humane! Training is about joy, happiness, and cooperation! Anything that contravenes this is unacceptable! You should be considerate toward your pet and must pay attention to his ability to learn while avoiding to force him to learn commands quickly. Physical and …

Dog And Puppy House Training

Puppy house training does not necessarily have to be tough, unpleasant, or messy. The housebreaking also does not need to take a long time. Get it right and your dog is likely to learn things earlier than you could expect. House training requires persistence, patience, and kindness. The …

How Bomb Detection Dogs Are Trained

To meet increasing demand for dogs who are able to sniff out dangerous bombs, a top-notch training academy works double time. Merry, a friendly Labrador, was clearing her nostrils with 9 or 10 sharp snorts just before she snuffles along a row of luggage pieces, all different models …

Clicker Training: An Excellent Puppy Training Option

Clicker training is an excellent way to train your puppy. It can be used successfully to train dogs of all ages and shape their behavior using some kind of marker signal. The method is greatly useful when you are training puppies or young dogs. Clicker training involves the …