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Dog Care Center - Behavior

Dog Care Center - Behavior

Dog Pooping in the House: Why and What to Do
One of the proudest moments of being a dog parent is the joy you feel when you’ve successfully potty-trained your new puppy. As your dog gets older, though, they may have a few accidents every once in a while. But what if your dog starts pooping in the house more than a few times? This behavior would definitely be abnormal for a house-trained dog. Let’s take a look at some of the most common...
Marking in Dogs
Marking in Dogs
You may wonder why your dog is urinating in so many places when you take them out for a walk. This type of behavior is known as urine marking. Urine marking in dogs is a natural behavior where dogs release small amounts of urine in various locations. Both male and female mark, but it’s more commonly seen in male dogs. Urine marking can quickly become a nuisance behavior if your dog starts...
Signs of Anxiety in Dogs and Puppies
There’s been a huge shift in understanding and treating human anxiety over the past decade. Our canine counterparts also feel stress and anxiety, but they can’t verbalize their feelings, which makes it hard to know when they’re feeling anxious. When you become a dog parent, you take on the job of recognizing what causes anxiety for your pup. If you lessen these causes, you can make your dog...
Do Dogs Get Jealous?
Do Dogs Get Jealous?
Jealousy is defined as a desire to possess something that someone else has, or a feeling of unhappiness or anger because you fear someone you love is liked by another. But do dogs get jealous like humans do? Do they feel jealous when we spend time with or give attention to other pets or people? Can Dogs Get Jealous?In short, dogs do get jealous, and those feelings of jealousy are strikingly...
Can Dogs Laugh?
Can Dogs Laugh?
Laughter, by definition, is a physiological response to humor. Dogs can be playful, but do they understand humor and laughing at funny things? Do they have their own version of laughter? What do they think when humans laugh? Do Dogs Laugh?Dogs do laugh; however, it is not the same way humans do. In humans, laughter is composed of rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory, and involuntary actions. The sound...
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Humping is a common term for what veterinarians call mounting behavior. This is when a dog puts their front legs around another dog, and then thrusts their pelvis repeatedly (the humping motion). The mounting behavior can be directed towards the hind end of another dog, or sometimes the other dog’s head or side, or even toward a person. Both male and female dogs, whether they are spayed or...