Tag: Dog Behavior

8 Stereotypes About Pit Bulls That Are Myths

Pit Bulls are one of the most misunderstood dogs. But just like any other dog breed, they only want to love, be loved, and be respected. Here are some stereotypes about Pit Bulls that are myths! Pit Bulls are vicious dogs! They’re bred for fighting! It’s in their blood! …

7 Signs A Dog Is Going To Bite

Unwanted dog greetings can result in people getting bitten. Know the signs a dog is going to bite! As a dog lover, your automatic reaction when you see a dog is an outpouring of love and affection. Unfortunately, this does not mean that all dogs will love you …

Why Do Dogs Hate It When You’re Hugged Or Kissed?

How do your dogs affect your love life? Do dogs hate it when you are hugged or kissed? While there are some dogs that are indifferent to seeing physical interactions between their humans, some others do not take it that easy. They bark, try to break it up, or get …

Do Dogs Really Show Submission When They Lie On Their Backs?

Don’t you just love it when your dog rolls onto his back while playing? We think it is a sign of being submissive, but we may be wrong. Experts claim that by doing this, canines may be showing signs of aggression. In a study published in the journal …

Does Your Dog Really Love You? Researchers Confirm It’s True!

We know you love your dog but does your dog really love you? For more than 30,000 years, humans and dogs have co-habited and today, our furry friends have only become more popular. In fact, in fifty percent of American households dog hair is evident. Dogs wag their tails …

Ever Wonder Why Dogs Are Sloppy Drinkers?

New study describes why dogs are sloppy drinkers in general. The research findings also help to explain why bigger dogs make more mess than smaller ones. This topic  and more related ideas were discussed during the presentation “How dogs drink water,” held at the American Physical Society’s Division of …

Shut Up And Pet Me! Dog Research Study Shows Dogs Prefer Petting Over Praise

It’s official! Dogs prefer petting over praise! This was revealed in a new dog research study. Our four-legged babies prefer a good ear scratching over a “good boy” praise any day. A dog research study, partially titled Shut up and pet me was published in the Behavioral Processes journal. The …

Sniffing Butts: Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Why do dogs sniff each other? What’s the theory about sniffing butts? Dr. Lawrence Myers, an associate professor of animal behavior and sensory physiology and medicine at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, gives us an answer. “Nobody really knows the reason,” Myers said. “It seems to be …

Yale Researchers Study How Dogs Think

How do dogs think? Dogs are man’s best friend.  But in reality, we have no idea what our beloved dogs have in mind and a group of researchers determined to find out. Psychologist Laurie Santos is the head of the Canine Cognition Center at Yale University. She and other …

Dog Research Reveals The Science Behind Finding The Perfect Pooping Spot

New dog research shows that dogs align with the magnetic field while relieving themselves – pooping and urinating. The study was published in the science journal Frontiers in Zoology. Who would have thought? There is actually some science behind all that circling and sniffing your dog does to …

Why Do Dogs Lick? Does Your Dog Love To Lick You?

So why do dogs lick? Ever wondered why dog loves to lick you? We all look forward to some cuddling time with our dogs when we get home. Those wagging tails and happy barks turn bad days into good one! When you greet your dog and reach down …

Pets Need TV When Home Alone

According to a TV program, Dogs: Their Secret Lives, five million dogs in the UK are at home alone for longer than three hours a day. The C4 show that started airing on October 14th looks into the behavior of our dogs when they are left on their …

Dog Research Shows Dogs Have An Emotional And Moral Code

Dog research shows that dogs have an emotional and moral code. Their emotional code is much more complex than you may think. Here are some insights into the canine mind and why dogs do what they do. Dog Code of Morals: Do Dogs Have An Emotional And Moral Code …

Why Do Dogs Lick the Muzzle Of Other Dogs?

Do you ever wonder why dogs lick the muzzle of other dogs? We all know one of the reasons – dogs lick as a sign of affection. But that’s only one of many reasons. So, why do dogs lick the muzzle of other dogs?   Licking to respect …

Why Do Dogs Dig Before Lying Down? Here’s The Answer!

Ever wonder why dogs dig before lying down? Dr. Molly McAllister of Bark Team shares the answer!   “It can be pretty entertaining watching your dog prepare his spot before finally laying down to rest but a lot of owners ask why their dogs do it. This behavior …

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