Category Archives for Dog Behaviour

Why Do Dogs Roll In Poop?

Why Do Dogs Roll In Poop?

If there is one thing that’s guaranteed to make you question the existence of any higher being, it’s a dog rolling in poop. Why would an animal that presumably has enough of its own droppings to roll around in do something like that? The reasons for this behavior are actually quite varied and not as […]

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Why Does My Dog Yawn So Much?

Why Does My Dog Yawn So Much

Did you know that during communication, only 7% of it is verbal? The other 93% within that equation are nonverbal cues, such as the tone of the voice, body language, and eye contact. Nonverbal communication is everywhere. People communicate without speaking quite often. We smile at things we like or frown when something upsets us. We wave […]

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Why Does My Dog Nibble On Blankets And Clothes?

Why Does My Dog Nibble On Blankets And Clothes

As puppies, dogs tend to nibble, chew, or bite many different things. These things can include furniture, clothes, blankets, or really anything in their reach. As puppies under six months old this is normal behavior because they are still teething. After about six months old this behavior should die down. If the behavior continues it […]

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Why Do Dogs Bury Things?

Why Do Dogs Bury Things

Ever sat down and watched cartoons as a child and saw an animated dog burying a bone after receiving it? It’s a common trope in shows like Tom and Jerry. It might sound like something that only comes from a Sunday morning show, but dogs burying their toys, bones, and other household objects is actually […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt or Mud?

Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt or Mud

Dogs are lovable creatures, and they sometimes do silly things. Most of the time, we either shrug this off or even affectionately go “aww!” when we see them do something out of the ordinary. But sometimes, their actions can be head-scratching or can even be a cause of panic. So it’s no surprise that we […]

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Why Is My Dog Afraid of Strangers?

Why Is My Dog Afraid of Strangers?

It’s great to see our dog being friendly and plays with other people, even strangers. Particular dog breeds are naturally friendly to everyone, such as labrador, beagle, golden retriever, Brittany, and many more. On the contrary, there are also dog breeds that are not-so-friendly to strangers, such as chihuahua, Siberian husky, chowchow, etc. However, many people that own these […]

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Why Does My Dog Keep Coughing?

Why Does My Dog Keep Coughing?

Why does my dog keep coughing? This can be a very common question to ask. Coughing can be common for dogs, or it can be a symptom of something more. If your dog is coughing occasionally it may be normal. Dogs like humans, can cough to get out dirt, dust, germs, and anything else breathed […]

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Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

When we see our dogs vomit, we might decide of rushing them to the vet immediately. Who would want to see his dog throwing up? Sometimes we try to diagnose the problems ourselves because we know there’s a problem. So, what causes our dogs to vomit or throw up? What is vomiting? Scientifically, vomiting is […]

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Why Does My Dog Keep Barking?

Why Does My Dog Keep Barking

Why Does My Dog Keep Barking? Just like humans, dogs have very effective communication systems. Although we humans have language to communicate, we use inflection (our tone of voice), as well as body language. Human communication is complicated, but we have learned how to interpret the combination of the words someone uses with body language. […]

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Why Do Dogs Dig Holes? Sometimes Lay In Them?

Why Do Dogs Dig Holes

Does your dog digs holes all the time? is it causing you too much inconvenience? Digging is a natural behavior of our dogs. It seems like it’s one of their playtime activities. Often times they do it when they are bored and do not have toys that they can play with. At the same time, […]

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Why Does My Dog Sleep So Much?

Why Does My Dog Sleep So Much

Is it normal for my dog to sleep all day? Dogs are said to sleep more than humans. They spend 50% of their day sleeping and 30% resting. Sometimes, we think that they are sleeping but they are actually awake and just lounging. Dogs tend to be active at only 20% of the day. Sleeping […]

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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads, Especially When You Talk To Them?

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads When You Talk To Them

Isn’t it heart-melting whenever we see our dog tilt his head? This is indeed one of the cutest things our dogs can do that would make us smile. Along with the head-tilt are curious eyes, and a cheerful face. They usually do this when they hear an interesting sound. But probably, you are also curious […]

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Why Is My Dog Chewing His Paws?

Why Is My Dog Chewing His Paws

My dog is chewing on his paws, is it a bad thing? Have you seen your dog chewing his feet recently? Probably, yes! Seeing our dogs chew or lick their feet is something normal. Sometimes we think that it is not a big deal because it’s one of our dog’s habits. But for a meticulous […]

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Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

Why do dogs follow their owners everywhere?

Dogs often follow their owners, that’s their nature. I remember my dog following my car until the next 3 blocks in our neighborhood and my housemate was running after him to bring him back home. That’s so sweet, right? However, it is important to know the reasons why do our dogs follow us. Let’s take […]

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Why Do Dogs Sneeze When They Play?

Why Do Dogs Sneeze When They Play?

Do you hear a sneezing-sound from your dog? It can be common yet sometimes alarming, isn’t it? It bothers us every time we see something unusual and weird about our pet. Hence, it’s important to know when does sneezing of your dog becomes something that you should be worried about. Let’s take a look at […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop

Wondering why do dogs eat poop? Is your puppy also eating its own poop or even cat’s poop? You are not alone. Eating feces (poop) is a common phenomenon among various animals and is called “coprophagy” (“copro” = feces “phagia” = eating). Dogs, especially puppies, tend to eat poop from various sources including its poop, […]

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Why Do Dogs Chase Their Own Tails?

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails

One day, I noticed that a seemingly unreachable prize had caught my dog’s eye, and he was in hot pursuit. Spinning in endless circles, my dog’s tail was the Jerry to his Tom, and his inability to get a hold of it had me giggling as I watched this performance. After a few more minutes […]

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Why Does My Dog Howl?

Why Does My Dog Howl

We already know that dogs howl as a form of communication. Howling is an inherent behavior passed down from their ancestors for long-distance communication. When wolves howl, the sound can travel as far as ten kilometers in open spaces. As you may have noticed, not all dogs are keen on howling. There are some that […]

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Why Is My Dog Shaking, Shivering Or Trembling?

Why Is My Dog Shaking, Shivering Or Trembling

With the advent of winter, we make sure our dogs will stay warm and cozy too. We take care of dressing them, take care of them with blankets and a warm and pampering bed. But what if despite all our efforts the dog is still shaking? What are the warning signs to which we should […]

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Why Does My Dog Pant Constantly?

Why Does My Dog Pant Constantly

Why Does My Dog Pant Constantly? There are several reasons your dog pants and fortunately, the most common is absolutely normal. 1 He is “sweating” When humans get overheated, we begin to sweat. It is the body’s way of regulating the body temperature: it helps cool you down. The sweat gland is a type of […]

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Why Does My Dog Keep Staring At Me?

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me

Why Does My Dog Keep Staring At Me? I consider myself a dog lover, in a big way. Recently, my son asked me something that I have taken for granted. He asked, why does my dog keep staring at me? This simple question made me realize several things. One, I have taken for granted that […]

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails

  Anyone who is a dog owner immediately recognizes that happy wag when we come home from work and our dog greets us. But that tail wag is not always what we think. In fact, a dog wagging his tail can indicate a great deal more than happiness. Dogs are social animals and have a […]

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