Why Do Dogs Hump?

Why Do Dogs Hump

Understanding Why Dogs Hump Misconceptions About Dogs Who Hump It's easy to feel embarrassed when you take your dog to the park or a play date and all he wants to do is hump other dogs. Many neutered dogs will still hump, which often perplexes the owner. People assume their dogs display this behavior out of sexual arousal or to claim dominance. However, those reasons do … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Boxer

Boxer Dog Breed

Boxer Dog Breed Characteristics According to the AKC Registration Statistics, the Boxer was the sixth most popular dog breed in the United States in 2008. Boxers seek affection from their owners, especially children, making them great family dogs. Not only are they good companions, but they also make great guard dogs because of their protective nature. The Boxer is a part … [Read more...]

Simple Steps to Training Your Dog to Walk on a Leash

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Walk This Way How to train your dog to behave properly when on a leash. One of the most important skills you can teach a dog is training her to walk on a leash. Proper leash etiquette helps ensure that should anything happen to you; your pet will more easily be adopted and treated well in a new home. Beyond that “worst case” scenario, it’s important for your own sanity … [Read more...]

Why You Shouldn’t Scold at Your Dog

Dog Behavior

Correcting Bad Dog Behavior We’ve all done it. You come home from a long hard day at work to find that your dog or puppy has chewed up a brand new pair of shoes and in your mind the most satisfying way to handle the problem at the moment is by yelling at your dog. Scolding is Not the Answer It's easy to lose your temper with your dog when he performs a bad behavior. At … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Maltese

Maltese

Maltese Characteristics and History The Maltese is a very petite dog typically weighing between four to six pounds. Although some Maltese may reach nine pounds, it's uncommon for them to exceed seven pounds. Once known as “The Ancient Dog of Malta,” it was believed this dog breed originated from an island directly south of Italy called Malta Island. They've been … [Read more...]