Dog Behaviour Tips

Dog behaviour ranges from the odd and funny to serious. When you have questions about incessant dog barking, why they eat grass or want to know how to address dog bites, our behaviorists are here to help. Explore our dog behavior articles below for expert tips and answers to your questions.

Featured Articles About Dog Behaviour

A grey and white dog hiding under a blanket

It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

A brown dog being petted
Dogs are able to express themselves in the most simple and effective ways, which makes them great communicators. Read on to learn how to better understand dog body language.
A brown dog laying in its owner's lap
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about having a dog is getting to pet them, and most dogs love this too. Why do dogs like being petted? The simple answer is because it feels good and they can tell you're happy with them at that moment.

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  • If your dog is like most, he may bark or twitch while sleeping, leading you to ponder, “Do dogs dream?” Although there’s no way

  • Every dog has a unique personality, and yours is no different. Most are full of fun and curiosity, but nearly all dogs have some fears too.

  • Dogs are known for their keen sense of smell and ability to perceive human emotions and energy, but what about their eyes?

  • He's a tumbling, bumbling, beautiful four-legged ball of fur. He adores you, and you adore him. He's your best friend and he knows exactly how you feel 24/7. Sometimes, though, you might find it hard to figure him out.

  • He's your bed bud, your stalwart companion, your favourite four-legged friend. He knows you inside out, and you'd do anything for him. Lately, though, he's been panting more than usual, and you're feeling a little concerned.

  • If you've ever asked the question, "Why do dogs eat grass?" you may have heard answers that cover everything from boredom and hunger to being sick.

  • Whether your dog's bark sounds more like a squeak or is loud enough to make the mailman run the other way, all dogs bark to some extent.

  • It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

  • Dogs love their owners, and it's not hard to see why they might spend hours staring at their owner and best friend. Some dogs take their staring to the next level, though.

  • Licking in particular can be a confusing behaviour for owners to understand — and control. Learning why dogs lick can help you get a different perspective on your pet and give you a better starting point for limiting problematic licking.
  • Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about having a dog is getting to pet them, and most dogs love this too. Why do dogs like being petted? The simple answer is because it feels good and they can tell you're happy with them at that moment.