Behaviour & Training

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Through sniffing, dogs exchange vital information about each other, such as age and health. This behaviour is essential for dogs to navigate their environment.

Why Do Dogs' Ears Go Up and Down?

Behaviour & Training

Dog Ear Positions: What Do They Mean?

Different ear positions are one of the many ways that dogs communicate. Pinned back, perked up or floppy, ears position can tell us how a dog is feeling.

Why Do Dogs Sit On Your Feet?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sit On Your Feet?

Sitting on your feet is often a dog's adorable way of showing affection, seeking comfort or as part of their natural pack instinct to stick together.

Why Do Dogs Chatter Their Teeth?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Chatter Their Teeth?

Most often, teeth chattering in dogs is nothing to be concerned about. They could be just cold, a little stressed out or even excited.

Why Do Dogs Drool?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Drool?

Drooling is a natural physiological response that helps dogs moisten and lubricate their mouths, aid in digestion, and regulate body temperature.

Maple the dog looking jealous

Behaviour & Training

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

Yes, dogs can get jealous. Dogs are known for their strong bonds with their family and protection against their possessions, such as food and toys.

Samoyed dog smiling

Behaviour & Training

Do Dogs Smile?

Whether or not dogs have the ability to smile is still up for debate. Many pup parents insist that they've seen their dog express happiness through a smile.

Vet Relieve Orthopaedic Dog Beds

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Older Dogs Wake Up During the Night?

Unfortunately, as dogs grow older they can struggle to sleep during the night. This can be due to cognitive dysfunction, similar to dementia in humans.

Stavros the dog lying down

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Rub Their Face?

Dogs may rub their face for a number of reasons, such as to show affection and seek attention, or simply because they have an irritant in their eye.

Butternut Box and dog

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Drag Their Butts?

When dogs drag their butts, otherwise known as scooting, it is undeniably funny for owners. But, it could indicate that they have anal gland issues or worms.

Stella the dog giving paw

Why Do Dogs Put Their Paws On You?

Dogs may put their paws on you for a number of reasons, the most likely being: to get your attention, affection or they're hoping to get a treat in return.

Harley the dog licking his lips

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Lick Themselves?

Dogs may lick themselves as a way of grooming, it's their version of a shower. However, excessive licking could indicate underlying skin conditions or stress.

Eddie the dog sneezing

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sneeze?

Dogs may sneeze for a number of reasons, such as: environmental irritants, excitement during playtime or anxiety.

Dogs paws

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Have Dewclaws?

Dewclaws are a strange but important feature that every pup has. But, what is there function and how can you best care for your dog's dewclaws.

Dog and cat

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Chase Cats?

Dogs' natural tendency to chase cats is rooted in the ancestral need to hunt smaller prey, even though we're confident a cat would win.

Apple the dog with her toy

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Bring You Toys?

Dogs bring you toys for a number of reasons. The most obvious is because they're excited and want to play, but it is also a way of showing affection for you.

Sock present for dog

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Like Socks?

If you're missing some socks, the washing machine may not be to blame. Dogs love stealing, chewing and sometimes (yikes) swallowing socks.

Dogs sleeping

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Twitch In Their Sleep?

Often, when dogs twitch in their sleep it's because they're deep in dreamland, imagining chasing other dogs in the park. It is usually nothing to worry about.

Harley the dog getting a belly rub

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs?

The best part of a dog's day is rolling onto their back awaiting a belly rub from their favourite human. But, what makes them so special?

Dog paws and bowl

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Paws Smell Like Popcorn?

We've all experienced the popcorn smell that occurs when your dog emerges from a snooze under their blanket. But, what causes this smell?

Eddie the Dog

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Nibble On You?

Dogs may nibble on you for a number of different reasons, most often it's a display of affection or a way of bonding with you.

Dog sleeping on their back

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sleep On Their Backs?

Dogs sleeping on their backs is usually indicates that they feel safe and comfortable in their surroundings as they slip off into dreamland.

Rub the dog sticking tongue out

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Like Squeaky Toys?

One squeeze of their favourite toy and your dog is front and centre, ears pricked and ready to go. But, what is it about squeaky toys that sends dogs crazy?

King Cavalier Charles Spaniel and toys

Why Do Dogs Bury Things?

You've given your dog a treat but instead of eating it, they've buried it down the sofa, why? This is an instinctual behaviour in dogs that is perfectly normal.

Jack Russell being stroked

Why Do Dogs Like Being Stroked?

Some dogs like being stroked and some do not. If your pooch revels in affection it is likely due to a desire for comfort, stress relief and connection.