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(Picture Credit: Ирина Мещерякова/Getty Images) One of the main reasons people surrender their dogs to shelters is unwanted or destructive behavior from their dogs. These can include aggression, excessive barking, escaping, chewing and digging, or any number of other behavioral issues. However, with a bit of training, most dog parents can reduce or eliminate these
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Make sure to train your dog for good walking skills. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Forging ahead is the biggest problem when walking adolescent dogs on-leash. Dogs pull on leashes for a variety of reasons. Many adolescent dogs pull on their leashes because they were allowed to pull as puppies. Once the leash is tightened, your dog
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[embedded content] [embedded content]Doctor Ilyena Hirskyi-Douglas, of the University of Glasgow, has conducted and authored a study that advocates for canine choice. By masterminding something called a DogPhone, she hopes to have taken a first step towards alleviating separation anxiety, and more. Essentially, the DogPhone is a hi-tech toy — a large ball, to be exact.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned pet parents. Here are five eating disorders that can affect dogs. 1. Overeating (Picture
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(Picture Credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images) Does your dog lean on you? Most dog parents have experienced a pooch leaning on their legs at least once in their lives. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans the bulk of their weight against your calf. Or maybe they flop over on you
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(Picture Credit: Zuberka/Getty Images) A new study, conducted by the University of Helsinki in Finland, found comprehensive evidence that dog behavioral disorders greatly resemble human ones, specifically Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In humans, behavioral disorders like ADHD go hand-in-hand with OCD. They often manifest at once, or one as a result of
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Does your dog howl at the moon? (Picture Credit: khamlaksana/Getty Images) This year marks the 52nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first small step on the surface of the moon, leaving the first human footprints on some place other than our home planet. But that big, glowing rock in the sky is just as perplexing as
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(Picture Credit: dageldog/Getty Images) Dogs and chickens getting along may seem counterintuitive. After all, aren’t dogs related to animals that eat chickens? However, like most domesticated animals, dogs and chickens can get along if their humans train them well and carefully introduce them to each other. While pet parents should absolutely take precautions to prevent
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Dogs do plenty of cute things, but there are few behaviors more adorable than the head tilt. I make plenty of strange noises around my pups just to see if they’ll tilt their heads to the side in a quizzical look of confusion. Sometimes new toys and games can get dogs to
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(Picture Credit: CokaPoka/Getty Images) If you’ve recently adopted a dog and have begun to research training methods and tips, you might have come across the term consent conditioning or cooperative care. But what exactly do these terms mean? And how can you successfully teach them to your dog? Well, in short, consent conditioning is about allowing
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