Category: Behaviour

What To Do When Dogs Don’t Get Along

What To Do When Dogs Don’t Get Along In this post, I write about some of the reasons why sometimes two dogs who belong to the same household don’t get along. In addition, there are helpful tips to try if the situation arises. I also describe actual situations that have occurred in my family regarding…

Anxiety in Dogs (Causes, Symptoms and Remedies)

Dog Anxiety In Dogs (Causes, Symptoms and Remedies) Just like humans, dogs can be prone to chronic stress and anxiety. It can show up in many different ways, and each dog will react differently. Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems and causes immense stress for the owner because everyone has to leave their dogs…

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Own Wounds?

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Own Wounds? It’s instinct for a dog to lick its own wounds but why do they do it and is it actually helpful? When a human bumps his head the first thing they do is give it a good old rub. When dogs lick their own wounds it’s very similar,…

Fireworks Anxiety in Dogs

Fireworks Anxiety in Dogs It’s almost Fireworks season and for some dog owners, it can be a very worrying time. I have seen perfectly normal dogs reduced to quivering wrecks at this time of year and it is so upsetting for dog owners to see their pet in this emotional state. I hope this post…

Simple Ways To Keep Your Dogs Brain Active

Amazingly Simple Ways  To Keep Your Dogs Brain Active Like humans, dogs get bored, and it is important to exercise your dog’s brain as well as his body. This article discusses amazingly simple ways to keep your dogs brain active and stop destructive behaviour by keeping his brain as well as his body stimulated. What…

The SIT command (Basic Dog Training)

The SIT command for dogs The Sit command is probably the most basic command and the one most people start with when training a new puppy. It’s important because when the puppy realises that he gets rewarded for performing commands he will want to learn more. The ‘Sit’ command will keep your dog safe from…

15 Ways To Stop Barking

15 Ways To Stop Barking It is not practical to expect a dog to stop barking completely. It is a natural behaviour and some breeds are more prone to it than others. As a member of your pack, your dog feels that it is his job to protect you. If he hears a noise which…

Do Dogs Feel Guilty?

Do Dogs Feel Guilty? We all know the look of absolute guilt on a dog’s face when you come home to shredded mail or a chewed up slipper. We are told by experts that dogs don’t feel complex human emotions, but it is hard to believe when you have experienced the look of shame. Therefore,…

How To Exercise An Aggressive Dog

How To Exercise An Aggressive Dog This post comes from a discussion I had in a dog forum recently about exercising reactive dogs or dogs with the potential to be aggressive. Here is the problem. My rescue dog is unpredictable and can react aggressively if he feels he is under threat. He is fine with…