Are You Listening? Your Dog is Telling You Something

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Most dog owners have probably thought, “I wish I knew what my dog was thinking.” Obviously, dogs can’t talk, but that doesn’t mean they don’t communicate. The key to understanding them is to understand their body language and cues, and interpret their vocalizations. (Check out this article to learn what your dog’s vocalizations mean.) Learning […]

Wild Dog Breeds That Are Truly Born Free

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One doesn’t have to be a geneticist to know that domestic dogs are descended from gray wolves. The similarities in appearance and behavior are obvious. You’ve probably also noticed similarities between dogs and foxes, coyotes, jackals and a few other wild dog-like creatures. They are all from the same taxonomic subfamily — the Latin term […]

Is Your Dog Afraid of Storms? Here are 11 Tips to Calm It

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Thanks to modern meteorology, we can easily forecast the approach of thunderstorms and other weather systems. But have you ever noticed that some dogs—perhaps yours—seem to know when a storm is approaching? Does your dog seem to get nervous? But first, how in the heck are dogs able to sense an approaching storm? Natural meteorologists […]

Do Dogs Dream?

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If you’ve ever wondered if your dog is dreaming when she’s deep asleep, the answer is yes. Those yelps, barks, limb movements that can even mimic running—all of those things indicate your dog is experiencing the same profound, bizarre—even scary—subconscious dream world that we do. This isn’t anthropomorphizing dogs. It’s a scientific fact that they […]