To some, a howling dog portends death and destruction. But to those with creative persuasion, a howl inspires artistic excellence. Allen Ginsberg launched his poetry career on a poem called “Howl” and a throng of horror film makers built a strong following making werewolf films. One filmmaker of note in that area is Joe Dante for the movie “Howling”. And who isn’t scared by howling dogs? What’s curious is why [...]

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You’ve seen and heard stories about dogs doing nasty things in public. Even trained dogs go off their rocker sometimes. That’s why you can’t blame some people to call dogs stupid animals– especially if they poop in public.  No matter how much you toilet train your dog if it catches diarrhea, there’s no way you can avoid public shame. If you want to treat your dog, it pays to know [...]

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We don’t like dogs that can’t learn tricks fast—at least the simple ones. For some reason, we all want pet dogs because we want to teach them a trick or two. It is said the easiest trick you can teach your dog is to make it follow you around. That one doesn’t need much training and practice.  Your dog naturally follows you everywhere. No dog is so hardheaded as to [...]

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You have seen tons of reality videos showing people in various stages of public humiliation. And the most shameful of these is a dog humping somebody’s pants. There’s nothing shameful about the act per se– it’s the act of doing it in public. Why do dogs hump anything Some curious theories why dogs hump are: 1. Power trip. You can’t think of humping without thinking of sex. To dogs, as [...]

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You can’t imagine a dog that doesn’t pant. Dogs have a charming way of doing it that easily wins us over. It’s what they do if they don’t bark or sniff.  We take dog panting for granted since it’s the most natural thing in the world.  But whether you like it or not, there certain episodes of panting that may not make you feel good. And that’s what you have [...]

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You don’t even have to think deeply about why dogs scratch. It must be the itch. While itch is the single cause of scratching to both humans and dogs, there’s close to 500 reasons why dogs itch.   So don’t bother with the scratch—instead, look into the itch. Common causes of dog itching You probably have the usual suspects in your mind by now. You’re right– these guys make your pet [...]

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To most kids Scooby Doo is perhaps the greatest dog of all time. Scooby is now a superhero. While Scooby is a perfect sleuth, he may not be immune to scooting. Dogs scoot at one point in their lives.  You may look at scooting as play, but a closer look might disturb you. Scooting is a perennial dog problem and one that causes your dog great pain. Why dogs scoot [...]

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What’s the difference between a shiver and a shake? Not much, except that a shaking dog can mean more than pain or minor irritation. A shivering dog obviously feels cold, while a shaking dog may wobble from too much weight and fun. But in most respects shivering and shaking in dogs arise from the same reasons. Common causes why dogs shake There are light and serious reasons why dogs shake.  [...]

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It doesn’t bother you so much to see your pet dog shaking after a bath. You know it’s his way of cooling himself. But hours later, when he’s still at it, you begin to wonder why. When dog shaking is accompanied by whining and restlessness, it can only mean your dog is in trouble. When your dog shivers you should take it as a sign of illness. You can easily [...]

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This has nothing to do with alcohol, OK?  When dogs whine they’re not exactly drunk but you can say they’re in an emotional fix. And they’re doing this because they want to get a message across—to you or to other dogs. Like humans shedding tears, there are two sides to whining. Common causes of dog whining Being the sensitive creatures that they are dogs are subject to the smallest signs [...]

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