Dog Psychology

The Importance of Understanding Your Dog

Just like people, each dog has its own personality. They express their wants and needs in different ways, and the more time you spend with your dog, the more you’ll get to know him. Why is he really chewing every pair of shoes in sight? 

Understanding one another helps strengthen the bond between you and your canine companion. You learn to recognize what triggers specific behaviors and develop a safer, more effective strategy for overcoming them.

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A German Shepherd on a walk with his owner barks because he senses danger ahead. The body posture also suggest he is ready to attack the threat.

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs use a variety of cues to communicate with each other and humans. They verbalize thoughts, feelings, or opinions through growls, whines, or barks that

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Dog Park Etiquette

  A local dog park is an excellent place for many reasons; however, not all dogs will thrive in this environment. If you’re planning on

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A dog owner prepares to brush her pup’s teeth with animal-approved toothpaste and toothbrush. Her furry friend is relaxed and calm.

Dog Grooming Tips

Regular grooming is an essential part of responsible dog care. If you don’t have a routine, start small. Brush one day, bathe the next, and

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Caring For Beagles

If you’re looking for a friendly, affectionate dog breed to add to your family, the Beagle may just be the perfect canine for you. Known

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A German Shepherd on a walk with his owner barks because he senses danger ahead. The body posture also suggest he is ready to attack the threat.

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs use a variety of cues to communicate with each other and humans. They verbalize thoughts, feelings, or opinions through growls, whines, or barks that

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How To Be The Pack Leader

  A dog’s mother begins training puppies from birth. She makes them wait for food; she controls when they play and how far they travel.

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Ein Bild von einem Wolfsrudel.

The Pack Leadership Mentality

Recent studies on pack behavior have reevaluated hierarchy models and have modified our current understanding of behavior of the canine species, a hierarchy relationship between dogs and humans continues to change as we continue studying. More myth than fact, recent research has negated the long standing theory which maintained that alpha dogs control through aggressive habits.

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Dog Park Etiquette

  A local dog park is an excellent place for many reasons; however, not all dogs will thrive in this environment. If you’re planning on

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Dog is jealous of new puppy playing with a baby in the house.

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

For decades it has been assumed that humans are the only species that experience jealousy and the unique emotion of unfairness, however, a recent study

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A family heads out on a road trip with their family pet. The dog is more comfortable in the middle seat looking forward to prevent motion sickness

Motion Sickness

One of our readers sent in a question to Dr. Weaver regarding motion sickness: We adopted a rescue, Molly, around eight months of age, in

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A German Shepherd on a walk with his owner barks because he senses danger ahead. The body posture also suggest he is ready to attack the threat.

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs use a variety of cues to communicate with each other and humans. They verbalize thoughts, feelings, or opinions through growls, whines, or barks that

Read More »

Dog Park Etiquette

  A local dog park is an excellent place for many reasons; however, not all dogs will thrive in this environment. If you’re planning on

Read More »