Common Questions and Answers about your Dog’s Tongue

By: Orvis Staff


Photo by Deborah, Valparaiso

Depending on your point of view, one of the most endearing—or off-putting—features of a dog is his tongue. Everpresent, busy, and often intrusive, a dog’s tongue can also be one of his most . . .

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How to Stop Leash Aggression in Dogs

By: Sondra Wolfer

Does this sound all too familiar? Your dog is a well-mannered angel hanging around the house and back yard, and an utter charmer when running loose with his furry friends in the dog park. But . . .

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

By: Amber Roberts


Is your dog suddenly sleepy or lethargic more often?
Photo by Kris, Yukon

Canine Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, is a concern for many dog owners. Lyme disease diagnoses have been on the rise since it was discovered, . . .

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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 II—The Right Pitch


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

There are lots of ways that we communicate with our dogs—with our eyes, through body language, and even through our moods—but speaking to them is how we train, correct, and praise . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part I—Command Words


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

There are lots of ways that we communicate with our dogs—with our eyes, through body language, and even through our moods—but speaking to them is how we train, correct, and praise . . .

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