Tag Archives: dog behavior

Dog Tips: How to Stop Puppies from Biting

By: Jill Jones


Puppies look so cute . . . until they sink those sharp teeth into you.
Photo by Alisa, Rancho Palos Verdes

There’s an old expression, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye,” that’s apt for playing with puppies. Puppies love to use their teeth—for everything—but particularly during play, which . . .

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How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping

By: Sondra Wolfer


Training your dog to sit, rather than jump, is an important step.
Photo by Kate, Newton

The reason your dog jumps on you when you walk through the door is a sweet one — she’s trying to say “hello.” Touching noses is an instinctual salutation among dogs. Because you’re taller than . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part III—Avoiding Common Problems


Written by: Phil Monahan

Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
Photo by Kate, Newton

Dogs certainly don’t speak our language, but they can understand a lot if we take the time to talk to them. But it’s important that we don’t assume that they can understand words the way . . .

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How Well Can You Read Your Dog’s Expressions?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Can you tell what this dog is feeling from these expressions?
Photos via cnn.com

As dog owners, we tend to read a lot into our best friends’ expressions, since they can’t actually tell us what they are thinking or feeling. But did you ever wonder if your interpretations are. . .

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