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Do Dogs Sweat?

As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There’s a reason why you’ve never seen your dog…
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Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?

Does your dog spend a good deal of the day with his head on a pillow? Thought so. While it may seem excessive, sleeping for long periods is a natural part of the canine lifestyle. Dogs tend to spend 50 percent of the day snoozing, 30 percent awake but lying around, and 20 percent being…
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How to Prevent Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone

A common problem but an annoying one: Your dog is well-behaved when you’re home, but as soon as you leave, he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut. It’s driving your neighbors nuts. Instead of being ousted from the neighborhood, try these tricks, courtesy of Mary Burch, Ph.D., AKC’s Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy…
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How To Curb Unwanted Dog Behaviors

Here’s some advice on working with your dog and trying to stop those bad behaviors. When trying to change a dog’s behavior, owners often give up after the first unsuccessful attempt. Changing behaviors, such as jumping on people, tugging on walks, barking for attention or counter surfing, can take weeks to months, depending on how self-rewarding the behavior…
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Why Does My Dog Lick My Feet?

Have you ever wondered: why does my dog lick my feet? For some owners, this behavior may seem odd. And for those with ticklish feet, it can be downright unpleasant, especially if your pup’s licking becomes a regular occurrence. But licking is a perfectly normal behavior for dogs. They lick to communicate and to take…
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