Teach basic commands like "sit" and "stay" to your dog just before mealtimes, and your pet will then associate the commands with a tasty food reward.read more
Using two extensive surveys, a research team has recently rated dogs based on their levels of aggression. Check where your dog might fall on the list and learn why determining canine aggression is an inexact science.
Do you underestimate your dog's intelligence? Just because your pooch is a friendly, furry plaything doesn't mean it isn't brainy, according to experts. Take our tests to roughly determine your dog's IQ.
Discover how teaching man's best friend the doggie paddle can be lifesaving in the future (and even possibly land Rover a gig on ESPN).
Even if your pet isn't a show dog superstar, it's the star of your show, and skills required for professional events can come in handy outside the ring. Our dog show training experts tell you why and how.
Is your dog home alone more than Macaulay Culkin? Here’s how to tell if your furry friend is lonely, and what you can do about it.
Is your dog reactive? If your buddy has trouble concentrating, misbehaves in public places and sometimes loses its cool, you might need to give it a little extra training TLC.
Are you and your canine as connected as you could be? Dog trainer Brenda Aloff offers advice on understanding your dog.
Everybody knows dogs that look like their owners. But these similarities may extend to behaviors and lifestyles, too. Your life may be rubbing off on your dog! Take our quiz to see just how much you and your dog are a match made in Heaven.
One day, your dog could be sitting riveted in front of a monitor, playing a computer game. Hey, if it happened to us, it could happen to our pets, suggests a new study that demonstrates dogs can use specially adapted computers while simultaneously demonstrating their intelligence.
Pepito fell in love and wandered off. Terrified JoJo was stolen outside a grocery store. What do these “miracle dogs” have in common? They were lost and found.
Our pooches can experience a range of mealtime side effects such as indigestion, obesity and sickness. Here are quick fixes for nine common doggie dining dilemmas.
From special playgroups to dog parks, pet owners and their pooches are enjoying the exercise and socialization that "free" play provides. Risks, however, are involved. Here are tips to ensure a good time for all.
A lovable canine temporarily turned "bad dog" may be acting out due to sickness or pain. Here, telltale signs of ailing pups and how to nip aggression in the bud.
Early doggie training, popularly called kinderpuppy, can be the most important education your pooch can receive. Give your little friend a place to learn the essentials, either through this type of program or a home-schooling plan taught by you.
Are you a mixed-breed or purebred type of person? Your lifestyle and needs may be the determining factor in picking a pup.
What are the 10 most common behavioral problems seen in dogs?
Why do some dogs seem to have more self-control than others? I've noticed that this is true no matter how much training a particular dog receives.
My dog used to never get carsick on rides, but now it repeatedly does. I haven't changed vehicles, so why is this occurring?
My dog sometimes goes to the bathroom on the floor of my home when I am away from the house. Is it somehow trying to get revenge for being left alone?
Can dogs get a sugar high, affecting their behavior, when they eat certain foods?
What is bite inhibition in terms of dogs?
Whenever I open a snack, even if I’m upstairs, my dog seems to know in a flash. Is my dog smelling or hearing what I’m doing?
What can I do to help my dog conquer its shyness?
Do dogs yawn when we do? If so, why are they copying us?
Have humans helped shape the personality of all dogs through breeding?
What is "small dog syndrome"? It sounds like something my feisty little Chihuahua has.
My dog likes to sleep on its back. Is that normal, or is there a better position for dogs?
My dog obsessively licks the carpet. What is causing this behavior?
Why do dogs sometimes put their tails between their legs?
My dog is such a beggar; it won't stop pestering me until I relent. How can I break my pet of this habit?
How can I tell if my dog is a senior? Are there any signs and behaviors that can clue me in to her aging process?
My dog plays hard and wears out its toys quickly. What toys are safe -- and not so safe -- for dogs?
My cairn terrier always tries to chase cars, bikers and even joggers. Is there anything I can do to curb my dog's desire to run after anything that moves?
Are you a cat-centric pet owner who’s looking to get a dog for the family? These dog breeds just may win you over.
I love my Yorkshire terrier; it sleeps in my bed. My husband, however, complains that it moves around too much. How can I keep my dog in the bed and still keep the peace?
My dog has turned into a counter-surfer, stealing food from my countertops whenever it can. What can I do to break this bad habit?
What do experts say is the safest way to bring dogs along on car rides? Should I only drive with my dog if necessary, such as when taking it to the vet?
Did you know that trained dogs teach kids how to read? Learn how literacy dog programs around the world are helping human students.
On TV, I've seen dogs fetch sodas from the fridge for their owners. How can I train my dog to do this?
Did you know that bringing your dog to work improves productivity and decreases absenteeism? Find out how you, your pet and your employer can benefit from Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Surveys show that certain dog breeds are at greater risk of health threats during air travel than other canines. Learn if your dog is at heightened risk, and what to do if your pet must fly.
Why does my dog guard her food bowl, and what can I do to get her to stop?
If you want to succeed in business, pay attention to your dog. These business professionals share how to learn from your pets.
Once rescued, the dog will never need to be rescued again. Imagine a world where every dog saved from a shelter lives that outcome.
Did you recently celebrate Mother's Day with friends or family? This should be a reminder that dog mothers deserve special attention too. Find out how to best support a dog mom-to-be.
Based on popular Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts programs for young adults, the Dog Scouts of America gives canines a chance to earn merit badges and more.
I recently read about a border collie that comprehends more than 1,000 words. My Labrador retriever understands a handful of basic words, such as its name, my husband's name, "come" and "no." How can I teach it more?
A prominent neurologist believes dogs may have out-of-body experiences and other sensations that are associated with human spirituality.
If you're traveling with a special needs dog, you may be surprised at how little difference there is than a dog in perfect health.
Manny Apolonio is a personal assistant, but you won’t find him working with celebrities or high-profile individuals. Apolonio is parlaying his expertise with people to dogs and their often surprising, specialized needs.
My dog barks like crazy at our local mail carrier but doesn’t bark as much at other strangers who come by the house. Why do some dogs seem to loathe mail carriers?
New data reveals that pets start nearly 1,000 fires each year. Make sure your dog doesn’t wind up in these statistics.
From sensing pregnancy to becoming jealous when baby arrives, dogs often have intense reactions to human infants. Here’s how to handle your growing family.
How are your dog park etiquette skills? Follow along with our experts to see how well you would deal with common dog park issues.
Dr. Katy J. Nelson is an emergency veterinarian by day, but she also struts her stuff for charity. Nelson shares what it takes for your dog to be a dog fashion runway star.
It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Want to safeguard yourself and your dog while also preventing your own toothy friend from misbehaving?
In honor of National Disabled Pets Day, learn about physically challenged dogs that are beating the odds thanks to good care, technology and a positive spirit.
Bowing, tight lips, direct stares and circular tail wags all hold meaning in the dog world. What messages do these and other visual signals convey?
Dogs exhibit fairness, empathy, trust and other behaviors that we consider to be moral. But is there a moral gap between humans and canines?
What exactly does dog illness look like? These warning signs could signify potential health problems, and they can help you help your dog stay healthy.
Is your pet truly comparable to a human youth? New research shows dogs may share some qualities with 2-year-old children.
Four years after Hurricane Katrina hit, a New Orleans resident reunited with his dog, JJ -- but only after an arduous legal battle.
Dog owners are all too familiar with that "guilty look" your pup gives you. But what's really behind those sad puppy eyes?
You may not be the only one mowing your lawn this summer: Dogs cut down grass too, eating it on occasion. Is this potentially harmful to them?
Going on vacation doesn't have to mean boarding your dog. With these easy ideas, a pet-friendly trip can provide long-lasting memories.
Introducing your new puppy to parks, cars, dogs and other people is a big step. Make sure you have enough loving time, patience...and that you follow our experts' advice.
Puppy playtime isn't always a walk in the dog park. One canine expert shares her story and warns about dog park dangers that can affect your pup and you.
A surprising new study has linked high cholesterol to dogs with compulsive behaviors, like tail chasing. What's really to blame?
Butt scooting, leg lifting and fire hydrant obsessions all turn out to have deeper meanings for dogs. We've demystified common bathroom-related dog behaviors.
Ever wonder why your dog suddenly dislikes a meal it enjoyed last week? Here's what every owner should know about dog food recipes.
How does your dog walk? Surprisingly, most of us, including experts, don't know. A new study sets the record straight.
Think your dog has an attitude problem? The problem may actually lie in your pup's health, not its outward disposition.
If bonding with your canine bud is a challenge, here are the best techniques on how to bridge the two species' gap.
If you've ever come home to the howls of your dog, you're not alone. We'll tell you the meaning behind the noise -- and how to stop it.
Dog training is kid's play, suggests a new book written by two high school sophomores. What can you learn from these young canine-savvy instructors?
Health habits, spending, food choices and more are always changing. Are you following the doggy trends?
Dogs seem to experience mood swings during winter, but are they just mirroring our feelings? Get the facts and how to prevent dog depression.
Whether a dog is in the White House or in your house, owners must tackle similar problems. Here are canine care and training tips based on lessons learned by U.S. presidents who owned one or more dogs.
Misbehaving mutts can be transformed into well-behaved and seemingly happier dogs thanks to therapy and medications. Could such a human-based approach help your pet?
Create a mental rundown of your dog's daily schedule. Is it full of activity and mental stimulation, or is it a boring routine that might need fixing? Check out our makeovers, which can "give a life" to dogs that are stuck in a dull rut.
Memories of summertime outings with your dog could soon sour if a debilitating and possibly life-threatening disease enters the picture.
Put that razor away! Your dog's furry, whiskered face probably looks like it could use a shave -- but that tiny "beard" under the hair can actually benefit your pooch.
Sometimes your pooch may growl or act unusually aggressive, but don't despair. It's not anger management class that your dog needs, but a reminder of who's the boss.
In the wild, wolves and wild cats are known to steer clear of one another. However, it is possible for domesticated dogs and cats to form close bonds. Experts from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley give strategies to facilitate this unlikely friendship.
Are common myths about dogs true or false? Get the inside scoop on what's fake and what's factual.
Training is a great opportunity to bond with your dog. Follow these three quick steps and you'll be well on your way to teaching your pup some awesome new tricks.
Does your dog occasionally display some bizarre actions? Here, how to interpret your pet's nonverbal body cues.
Although she’s slowing down as she ages, my Dalmatian shows me to appreciate life.
Expecting? Here's how to get your pooch ready for your newborn.
Learn about Hope for Paws, a nonprofit that rescues abused dogs and gives hope to animals in need.
Before leaving on vacation, be sure to round up important details for your dog sitter. Here, the information you should always provide.
Check out five of the most popular Twitter accounts by and for dog aficionados.
With summer's arrival, it's important that you take time to review some basic summer safety tips for your dog.
Buyer beware: Some insurance companies won't insure homes of owners with certain dog breeds.
Photographing your dog can be a snap with these easy instructions. You'll be a pro in no time!
Has this ever happened to you? You're all set to go on a walk, but out of nowhere ... rain storm! Don't let rainy days get your dog down. Get your game on instead.