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Why Does My Dog… Look Guilty?

We often assume that our dogs feel guilty because of the way they act when we catch them doing something they’re not supposed to do. This guilty look — which we are all familiar with from various Internet memes — is frequently perceived as a canine acknowledgement of wrongdoing or as an expression of remorse.…

Why Does My Dog… Lick Other Dogs’ Muzzles?

What could be cuter than your puppy giving his doggy pal a smooch on the nose? Nothing, really. But is your dog actually planting a kiss on his buddy? Yes, but that’s only one reason your dog may lick another dog’s muzzle. What Your Dog Wants During an introduction, a timid and lower-ranking dog will…

Why Does My Dog… Hate Having His Paws Touched

Despite the fact that dogs’ feet are pretty tough, canines are still sensitive about having their paws manhandled — especially if it involves toenail trimming. Dogs who’ve had their nails trimmed too aggressively may react negatively when they spot clippers in the future. This makes sense given that mammalian extremities — the feet, ears and…

Why Does My Dog… Eat Poop?

Dog eats poop. Pet owner gags. Dog eats poop again. Pet owner runs screaming from the room. Yes, it’s disgusting. Yes, it’s potentially unhealthy. And, yes, it’s fairly common in the animal world. A pup will eat his own poop for a number of reasons: He thinks it smells and tastes good. (Dogs are notoriously…

Why Does My Dog… Drop to the Ground When He Sees Other Dogs?

Dropping to the ground is “a play solicitation,” says Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, DACVB, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dogs use body language, including several play solicitations, to communicate their intentions. “One of [these solicitations] is to just drop to the ground, and one of them is what we…

Why Does My Dog… Do a Poop Dance

For many creatures, dance is a form of ritual. Prairie chickens attract mates by performing an elaborate courtship dance. Honeybees alert other bees to nectar with a unique waggle. As for dogs, well, they have the poop dance. All canines may not perform the jiggy, but for those who do, the steps are instantly recognizable:…

Why Does My Dog… Dig in the Trash Can?

Why do dogs love to dig through our trash? The answer may lie far back in our shared history. According to most experts, dogs were domesticated from wolves by humans several thousand years ago. The speculation is that wolves may initially have been captured as puppies or tamed due to living in proximity to human…

Why Does My Dog… Curl Up in a Ball When He Sleeps?

It’s nighttime and your pup nestles snugly in his bed, rolled up tight like a drum. It’s a common slumber position for dogs, but why? Wouldn’t it be more comfortable to stretch out while catching some shut-eye? Well, yes, says Dr. Margaret Gruen, DVM, a clinician at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal…

Why Does My Dog… Attack People’s Ankles?

Q: My dog has this weird habit of lunging at people’s feet when I walk him on the street — but he does it only once the person has passed. What is this all about? A: I can imagine how stressful this situation must be for you, especially when you’re just trying to exchange friendly…

Why Does My Dog… Always Seem Hungry?

If you own a dog, you’ve probably asked yourself one of these questions: How can she want more after she just ate a big breakfast? Am I feeding her enough? Is she sick? Are other dogs always this hungry? Is this normal? Hungry Dog or Sneaky Actor? In most cases, the behavior is considered absolutely…

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