Dogs chase because it is hardwired into many of them. Some breeds have a strong herding instinct, and others have a strong prey drive. These dogs can’t resist chasing anything that walks, runs or rolls, but it can be a dangerous habit.
Howling is a sustained noise that carries a long way so it’s the perfect way for dogs to communicate over long distances with other dogs. In the wild, it’s usually a night time activity. Maybe dogs feel lonely then and are trying to communicate to other dogs.
There are a million things you can buy to pamper your new puppy with, but more valuable than any fancy collar, plush toy, or monogrammed dog sofa, is appropriate socialization - and lots of it.
Reunited in Tennessee "Good afternoon to everyone at AKC Reunite. I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks to everyone on your team. I applied to Reunite about 2 years ago, and in that time one of my best friends and teammate Jake has been reunited with me on 5 separate occasions. Jake is a 4-year-old service dog who works in the HABIT service program at The University Of Tennessee Knoxville. Part [...]
Xylitol provides many human health benefits, making it a common active or inactive ingredient in your medicine cabinet, pantry, and purse. Take special care and keep these potentially toxic products away from your pets!
Before you can stop excessive barking, you’ve got to figure out why it is happening. Unusual activity can be stressful for a dog. While you may be annoyed by her barking, she is telling you that she’s not sure about everything that’s going on.
Your puppy does not mean to hurt you when he nips, but those baby teeth are sharp. But the good news is that there are ways you can play with your new pup that encourage the behavior you want while giving him a healthy outlet for his energy.
A reliable recall, or “come when called,” might be the most important thing you teach your dog. It can also be hard to teach, usually because we unwittingly sabotage the effort. But it’s simple!
Reunited in Oklahoma "Our two-year-old boy, Quigley, got out of our yard when the gate was left open after the lawn was mowed. We didn’t discover it for about an hour after the Great Escape! We went into total panic mode! Our search involved three groups starting close and fanning out – but no luck. All I could think of was him getting hit by a car or that I would never see him again. [...]
Digging is actually a good outlet for your dog’s energy, so if there is a suitable spot (preferably shady) in your yard for it, set up a designated digging area. Learn some helpful tips for that digging dog!