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.

Articles

  • As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.
  • Why do dogs have whiskers? Whiskers are to dogs what fingertips are to humans — they provide dogs with the sensory means to navigate their surroundings.

  • Any dog owner knows pups do a lot of adorable things, from the way they bring us little gifts to the way they explode in joy when they know it's feeding time.

  • Do dogs smile? You already know that your dog likes spending time with you, so why wouldn’t your dog’s smile be genuine?

  • 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.