Spotlight on Dog Behavior: Why Do Dogs Chase Their Own Tails?

A dog chases his tail

In the human world, we “chase our tails” when we rush around ineffectually – be it physically or mentally. And, really, who can’t relate to that every once in a while? Dogs definitely can, but for many of our canine friends, the idea of chasing their tails is rooted in reality rather than metaphor. Why do they do this? Is there anything to be done about this mysterious (and yet universal) dog behavior? 

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Uh Oh! Your Dog’s A Digger: Why Dogs Dig

Has your lawn or garden ever been sacrificed to the paws of your single-minded dog? If your dog is a digger, you may be throwing your hands up in frustration.

Aside from the holes in the ground, digging is one of the more difficult behaviors to understand, and may be a symptom of a greater problem.

Although it can usually be managed, it’s important to start with an understanding of the reasons why dogs dig.

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The Truth About Dog Bite Prevention

An owner of a mild-mannered, well-behaved dog might find it hard to believe that their dog could actually bite someone – and yet it happens all the time.

There are many things that can unexpectedly scare or upset a dog, leading them to react uncharacteristically aggressive or defensive. As a result, we recommend that every dog owner have a grasp on dog bite prevention, just in case it’s necessary someday.

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