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Why Do Dogs Dig At Their Beds?

At best, dog behavior can seem just a little odd to the rest of us humans; among these odd behaviors, you might’ve spotted your beloved furry companion doing their scratching-ritual before picking a

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Why Do Dogs Curl Up When They Sleep?

Because it’s cute. OK, that’s not the reason they curl up to sleep, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. There isn’t a completely clear-cut answer to this question, and no matter how many times

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Why Do Dogs Hump Toys?

For this article, we’re getting serious about the birds and the bees – and, well, the legs, the pillows, the slippers and sometimes the horrified-looking stuffed giraffe that’s seen better days… Yes,

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Why Do Dogs Kick After They Poop?

Dog owners encounter a range of weird poop-related behaviors from their pooches – and not all of them are pleasant! Some dogs inexplicably develop the habit of coprophagia – that’s a fancy

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Catnip For Dogs: Does It Exist?

Even people who have never owned a cat are familiar with the psychedelic, tripped-out, mellow effect catnip seems to have on big cats and kittens alike. Buying catnip can even make you feel a little bit

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Why Does My Dog Sit On My Feet?

Pulitzer-winning author Edith Wharton, one of the founding members of the ASPCA, famously said, “My little dog – a heartbeat by my feet. The comfort of a dog under foot is certainly an old one

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why do dogs eat toilet paper

Why Do Dogs Eat Toilet Paper?

We know that most dogs eat weird stuff at some point in their lives. They get into the trash when you’re not looking, steal a bunch of potatoes out of the cupboard (which you could’ve sworn you closed

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Does My Dog Miss Me When I’m Gone?

Many pet owners notice their dog’s excitement when they return home – whether it’s after five minutes or five hours. But do our furry pals really miss us? Dogs and their memories are a tricky subject,

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why does my dog stare at me when pooping

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me While Pooping?

We get plenty of questions from readers and this has to be one of the weirder ones on the list; still, we’ve never been afraid of a little weird. So why does your dog stare at you when he poops? The

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Why is My Puppy Peeing So Much?

While puppies bring almost immeasurable joy to the lives of people everywhere, the first couple of months are often taxing. Unfortunately, your life will revolve around your puppy’s bladder (and his

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