May I Have a Lick? Why Dogs Lick Ears

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If you are a dog lover, you have likely conceded that our canine friends have some quirky and often icky tendencies. Many of these behaviors are not because dogs are just weird, though. They tend to come from some force of nature that has made these habits evolutionarily or socially beneficial. 

Why dogs lick ears may not have a clear answer, but Beverly HIlls Veterinary Associates hope to help you understand this unique behavior a little better. 

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Doggone It! How to Cope With a Destructive Dog

You love your dog, but you probably dislike the way they behave sometimes. Sure, dogs can be, well, dogs. They eat poop, roll around in garbage, and conduct themselves with zero nods to human decency, but none of this means they aren’t super smart or capable of being trained. 

Without a doubt, dogs can be taught not to do various things like dig, chew, go to the bathroom inside and so much more. With time, patience, dedication and lots of extra love, you can curb the errant ways of a destructive dog. 

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The Great Chase: How To Prevent Your Dog From Chasing Small Animals

The desire to chase is an instinctive and innate drive in most breeds. At its most basic, dogs evolved as predators and scavengers, and so this natural instinct can be difficult to curb or eradicate, especially with certain breeds

Still, it can be possible to train, distract, and prevent your dog from chasing small animals and birds. 

Why Do Dogs Chase?

The desire to chase is closely tied to a dog’s amazing sense of smell. Their nose, which is 10,000 more sensitive than ours, acutely detects the scent of small mammals and birds, and the quick movements of these “prey animals” also serves to attract some dogs to the chase. 

Another reason dogs chase is that the activity is inherently pleasurable for them. Your dog has a lot of fun in the chase, and sometimes catching something can deliver the ultimate reward – unfortunately. 

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