Tag Archives: dog behavior

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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An Animal Behaviorist Reveals Truths About Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Best-selling author and behaviorist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz and Finnegan the dog.
Photo via philly.com

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz is a Barnard College professor and animal behaviorist whose work focuses on dogs. She combines the affection of a dog lover with the rigor of a scientist, and her. . .

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The Most Important Thing You Could Ever Teach Your Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Teaching your dog to come in distracting situations requires plenty of training.
Photo by Nicole Wild, via huffingtonpost.com

All dog owners feel a little sense of pride when their dog comes on command. But in an article on the Huffington Post, canine behavior specialist Nicole Wilde asks you to consider whether. . .

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Animal Behaviorist Alexandra Horowitz Reveals Truths About Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Best-selling author and behaviorist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz and Finnegan the dog.
Photo via philly.com

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz is a Barnard College professor and animal behaviorist whose work focuses on dogs. She combines the affection of a dog lover with the rigor of a scientist, and her. . .

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Video: Think You Know How a Dog Drinks? Guess Again


Written by: Phil Monahan

The “ladle” formed by a dog’s tongue fooled scientists into thinking they had the answer.
Photo via dogster.com

Anyone who has ever watched a dog drink—and witnessed the often messy aftermath—has wondered just what’s happening with all that tongue lapping and lip smacking. Well, here’s. . .

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Fun Photos: Dogs Having Problems with Human Furniture


Written by: Phil Monahan

He’s kinda got the right part of his body on the couch.
Photo via thebarkpost.com

The furniture in your home is designed with human comfort in mind, but dogs are quite built like us. The BarkPost has pulled together 20 great photos of dogs using our furniture in often unique and bizarre ways. Who are we to. . .

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New Study: Dogs Can Tell If You’re Untrustworthy


Written by: Phil Monahan

Does your dog know when you’re not being straight-up?
Photo by Kathryn, Hemet

You know how some folks say that their dog can tell when a person just isn’t right? I’ve heard a lot of folks talk about how they trust their pup’s instincts about strangers. If the dog doesn’t like a. . .

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