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5 Nature vs Nurture Myths About Dogs: Is Your Dog a Product of Genetics or Environment?

When a dog bites a child, destroys his crate in the panic of separation anxiety, or growls over a toy, people almost always ask: is this nature or nurture? Under the somewhat trite alliteration is a more

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3 Dog Body Language Cues That Your Dog Wants to Play!

Note: This article was written by John Woods of All Things Dog – we hope you enjoy it. Thanks John for the informative piece! Being a dog-parent can be a rewarding, fun and exceptional gift for many.

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Dog Mouthing Affection: What Does It Mean & How Do I Stop It?

Since dogs don’t have thumbs, they often explore the world using their mouths. While many dogs learn that people don’t like having their wrists nibbled or their clothes pulled on, some dogs continue

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What Do Different Dog Barks Mean?

Dogs bark. Whether you find that fact irritating, scary, or amusing, you probably wonder what your pooch is saying when she barks at the wind.While humans haven’t created a dog-to-English translator

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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 Does My Dog Eat My Underwear?

Here’s a question that’ll have most dog owners baffled, horrified and confused in their dog’s lifetime: Why does my dog chew on / eat my underwear? We all know that dogs love to chew on things –

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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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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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