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Close-up of Labrador dog looking out of a barrier fence

Why do dogs run away? Causes, prevention, and tips you need to know

Why do dogs run away? There are a few common causes, and luckily, a couple easy tips for keeping them safe and sound.
Three tan and white puppies under a blanket

How to potty train a puppy in 4 easy steps

Puppy learning to heel

Off-leash dog training is easy if you follow these 5 tips

Dog wears a yellow sweater and looks at the camera

Why do dogs eat cat poop? And how you can get them to stop

An Akita sitting on the bed

Best guard dogs: These 7 breeds will protect you with their life

A Yorkshire terrier sits in the bathroom and is seen reflected in the hallway mirror

Why does my dog follow me to the bathroom? (It’s not as weird as you think)

Puppy on leash being trained by owner

These are the absolute best ways to discipline a dog

A brown dog in a dog bed

Why do dogs dig into their bed? An annoying behavior, explained

Side profile of a Siberian husky stands in the water at the beach and barks

Why is my dog barking at nothing? There’s often a really good reason

A Pit Bull puppy holding a large pipe in their mouth

How to take care of your pit bull puppy

A black and white French bulldog puppy sleeps in the arms of a person wearing a sweater

3 effective tips to make puppy sleep training less of a nightmare

A dog lies on the floor making sad eyes up at the camera

Why do dogs cry? The 5 most common reasons

A puppy's paws crossed in the grass

Why do dogs bite their paws? There are many reasons for this behavior

If you notice your dog biting their paws, you'll want to read up about why this behavior happens. You may be able to easily help them.
A dog barks in front of a yellow background

Why do dogs bark? An expert guide to every yip, howl, and arf

Dog barking might annoy you, but it's a big part of communication. Figure out why they're barking and then train them to do it at the right times.
A Siberian husky lying outdoors in the grass

Follow these 6 husky training tips to get your pup to behave

Husky training tips that'll help pet parents teach commands the right way so they stick. You'll both be happier if your pup knows what you expect.
Sad dog resting his head near a shoe

Why is my dog whining? 6 common reasons and what you can do to stop it

If you're asking, "why is my dog whining?" you'll want to learn about these common reasons for vocalization. You can probably fix your dog's whining!
Dog on leash pulling woman

6 effective tips to stop dogs from leash pulling for good

Stop dogs from leash pulling with these great tips to discourage the behavior. You'll be walking in peace before you know it.
White dog catching red ring in the snow

Try these useful tips to train a dog to pee outside in the cold

Some dogs hate going outside in cold weather and refuse to do their business. Here's how to get them to go potty no matter the temperature.
A yellow Labrador retriever puppy lies in a crate

Wondering how to start crate training your 8-week-old puppy? Here’s what you need to know

Crate training your puppy has many long-term benefits. Here's how to crate train your 8-week-old puppy with ease.
Dog stares at a basket of laundry

Love funny dog videos? This pup jumped in the dryer to get at that nice, warm sleeping spot

Dogs love laundry, before it goes in and when it comes out warm. This funny dog video takes one pup's dryer obsession to its natural conclusion.
A small puppy sleeps in their owner's arms

Video: Dog snoring isn’t that unusual, but this pup sounds just like a cartoon character

Have you ever seen a dog snore? This one looks funny while he sleeps but it could mean he needs a check up at the vet.
German shepherd puppy stands next to an adult German Shepherd with a stick in their mouth

How much exercise does a German Shepherd need? 4 warning signs they’re not getting enough

Exercising your German shepherd is necessary for their health and happiness, but how do you know when your dog is getting enough activity? Look for these signs.
A dog mom holds up a treat for her pup on a walk

How to give a dog a pill: This dog medicine trick makes it look easy

If your dog won't take a pill no matter what, you might want to try this trick that's gone viral on TikTok. Plus, we have a few tips of our own.
Tan dog playing with a green ball

Teaching your dog respect training is easy – here’s how

Respect training for dogs isn't easy, but it can be done. Your dog will feel happy and safe with you, and you'll have a best friend who behaves.
A great dane lies in the grass

Video: This Great Dane proves dogs can be better seatmates on a plane than people

What could make flying better? Sitting next to a beautiful Great Dane who seems to be loving his flight experience.
A black Chihuahua against a yellow backdrop

The 6 biggest myths about Chihuahuas, debunked once and for all

Chihuahuas are sweet, sassy, and sometimes misunderstood. It's important to separate Chihuahua facts from fiction before welcoming one into your life.
an Australian Cattle Dog wearing a pink bandana stands on the grass

7 dog training podcasts we’re obsessed with

These dog training podcasts can help any pet parent.
Labrador lying in crate

Making your dog’s crate escape-proof isn’t difficult – here’s how

Making your dog’s crate escape-proof doesn’t have to be expensive. Our guide shows how almost any crate can be made secure
A dog runs on a pool deck after a swim

This video proves the dog pool is better than the dog park

Can dogs swim in the pool? This video proves that it's fun for them and can be completely safe as long as you follow proper precautions.
Jack Russel terrier on the beach with a tennis ball jumping

Are tennis balls bad for dogs? Here’s what you want to know before your next game of fetch

Before giving your dog a tennis ball to play with, take these factors into consideration. There may be silent dangers you don't see coming.
A woman holds a black and brown Chihuahua in her arms

7 of the most loyal small dog breeds for you and your family, ranked

If you're looking for a loving and loyal small dog breed, search no further. These dogs are pint-sized, playful, and packed with love.
Big dog lying on bed

5 surefire ways to keep your dog off your bed and get a good night’s sleep

Avoid a furry bed by keeping your dog on his own. Here are five great tips and tricks to keep your dog off your bed.
Cute Chihuahua standing in grass.

4 effective ways to house-train your stubborn little Chihuahua

Chihuahuas can be a stubborn and sensitive breed, so helping them learn where to potty can be a challenge. Here's how to house-train Chihuahua puppies.
A man hugs a golden retriever, facing away from the camera

Science says dogs cry tears of happiness when reunited with their humans

The image of a crying dog might sound sad, but researchers found that dogs actually well up with tears when around someone they love.
A sweet golden retriever puppy lies on the grass

Video: Dog befriends bike thief (or why golden retrievers shouldn’t be guard dogs)

Why do golden retrievers make bad guard dogs? We look into this phenomenon with the help of a video showing a bad watch dog in action.
Woman feeds a puppy as the pup gives her his paw

This is the ultimate week-by-week puppy training schedule every new pet parent needs

Bringing home a new puppy? Here's the week-by-week puppy training schedule you need to follow if you want to find success.
A husky jumps happily through the snow

Understanding husky language: Posture, tail wagging, ears, and other body clues

Do you ever wonder what your husky is thinking? You can find the answer in their body language, not in their operatic howls!
Terrier digging a hole in the backyard

Learn how to stop a dog from digging in the yard once and for all

Dogs dig for a variety of reasons. These tips will help you figure out why your dog is digging, and how you can prevent your pup from digging in the future.
A dog sits on a couch under a fan

Video: Genius dog figures out a way to beat the summer heat

How should you cool down a dog in summer? We give some of the best ways to help Fido stay chill, including a fan like the one in the video.
Dog looking through black dog crate

Where to put a dog crate in your house depends on these important factors

A dog crate can keep your fur baby safe while offering them a place to rest and feel at peace. Here's where to put a dog crate in your home.
A Jack Russell terrier stands in a park with an orange tennis ball

How to stop toy aggression in dogs immediately: A simple guide

Does your dog growl when you get near a favorite toy? These strategies will help you figure out how to stop toy aggression in dogs.
Fireworks

8 ways to calm down a dog scared of fireworks this 4th of July

While there’s no one way to keep your dog calm during the 4th of July, there are countless ideas to help ease anxieties for dogs scared of fireworks.
Two Labrador puppies play with each other until one gives up by two

Video: Dogs put their fight on pause to take a water break

It's hilarious to see dogs play with each other, especially when one of them pauses the fight suddenly for a water break.
A brown and white basset hound sleeping in a blue chair.

No fuss, all love: Meet the top breeds of low-maintenance dogs that will steal your heart

Curious about low-maintenance dogs? We explore which breeds are the best when it comes to easy-going nature, minimal grooming, and low exercise requirements.
Small dog howls at the sky while outside in the dirt

Video: Dog howls when he thinks he’s alone (spoiler: he’s not)

Pets miss us when we're not there and some dogs take to howling when they get lonely. This video shows a pup who just thinks he's by himself.
A frenchie makes himself into a dog burrito by wrapping himself in a blanket

How to teach your dog burrito, the most adorable dog trick

Ever heard of the dog burrito? This dog trick will be sure to delight you and your pup. Learn how to do it in 4 easy steps.
A yellow Labrador retriever sticks his head in a grocery bag

Bad dog? Bad pet parent: Why your dog’s disobedience is your fault

Has your dog become disobedient? Or maybe they've never listened. We have tips for controlling a disobedient dog.
Dog chases a ball in the grass with a collar on

Here are a few humane alternatives to the shock collar for dogs that might work for you and your pup

Shock collars aren't humane and don't usually work. Instead, look into one of the modern alternatives that can help with your dog training.
A white dog running

Why does my dog have the zoomies? Your pet’s crazy behavior, explained

Have you ever seen a dog get the zoomies? It can be part humorous and part alarming. Here's why it happens and when to call a vet.
A French bulldog holds a leash in their mouth while standing in the grass

Sorry Labs, you’re no longer America’s favorite dog (here’s what replaced them)

For 31 years, the Lab was our favorite breed of dog, but as tastes have changed, our best buddy has, too. Find out which pups now occupy the top slots.