Tag Archives: dog behavior

Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other? | Victoria Stilwell Positively

14 Oct

Based on the number of phone calls behavior specialists like myself receive in a month about dog-dog aggression, I’d say the answer is, YES.

via Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other? | Victoria Stilwell Positively.

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Anxieties, Fears & Phobias – Pet Problems Solved with Dr Jo

22 Sep

On occasion, however, dogs may experience a fearful reaction, an anxious response or even a full-blown phobia about a particular situation.

via Anxieties, Fears & Phobias – Pet Problems Solved with Dr Jo.

Click and… Always Treat? Or Not?

22 Sep

He has done a lot of work with scent detection dogs fascinating projects related to teaching dogs to find endangered species and argues that good training capitalizes on the “seeking system,” the click, if you are a clicker trainer not the “liking system” or the treat that comes after the click.

via Click and… Always Treat? Or Not?.

Does a Person’s Familiarity Affect a Dog’s Obedience? | Psychology Today

22 Sep

Most of us feel that our dogs respond best to us, their owners, and some of us may not be sure that our dogs can be as reliably controlled by other people — not just strangers but even people who that are familiar to him.

via Does a Person’s Familiarity Affect a Dog’s Obedience? | Psychology Today.

Gassy Lassie | Modern Dog magazine

21 Sep

If illness has been ruled out, a few ways to reduce flatulence are to change your dog’s food to a higher quality diet of whole foods devoid of fillers while simultaneously slowing down his eating by feeding a series of smaller meals or using a specially designed obstacle dish.

via Gassy Lassie | Modern Dog magazine.

Why dogs don’t like to be hugged | MNN – Mother Nature Network

20 Sep

Do dogs really like hugs? The short answer is not really. But the full answer is much more complex.

via Why dogs don’t like to be hugged | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

What Does a Dog’s Tilted Head Mean? Language of Dogs Author Explains

20 Sep

Much like us, pups communicate with body language, using their faces, tails, and ears, says trainer Justin Silver, author of The Language of Dogs.

via What Does a Dog’s Tilted Head Mean? Language of Dogs Author Explains.

Dog Brains Link Pleasure With Owner’s Scent – News Watch

20 Sep

The researchers found that the dogs’ caudate nucleus, an area of the brain associated with positive expectations, was most activated by the scent of the familiar person.

via Dog Brains Link Pleasure With Owner’s Scent – News Watch.

Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds | Science | theguardian.com

30 Jul

To legions of dog-owners, the finding will come as no surprise: it does not take much to make a dog feel jealous.

via Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds | Science | theguardian.com.

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other

29 Jul

 

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other.

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