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Why Do Dogs Chase Cars (and Vacuums)?

Learn why some dogs chase cars or vacuums and how you can deter the behavior.

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Can Dogs Smell Fear?

Learn whether dogs can truly smell humans' fear and how you can remain calm if you're afraid of a dog.

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Play Bow: What Does This Common Dog Behavior Mean?

Dogs inviting another dog to play may drop to their bellies or perform a play bow.

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Urine Marking in Dogs

Learn what to do if your dog is urine marking inside your home.

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You Have E-Mail; Your Dog Has P-Mail

Learn more about dog urine and how dogs use it to communicate. Find out why you need to allow your dog time to check his p-mail.

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Dogs Don't Trust Angry People

Dogs are intimately tied to people. They understand our emotions and use them as cues for their own behavior.

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Gazing into Your Dog's Eyes Releases Love Hormone

Research is finding out that domestic dogs use the same oxytocin-releasing triggers as human children do to facilitate bonding with their humans.

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How to Manage Your Dog's Over-The-Top Greetings

Does your dog act like it's the best thing in the world when you arrive home? Learn how to tame the jumping without dampening the enthusiasm.

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How to Greet a New Dog

Learn the best way to approach a new dog safely. Dogs don't like to be approached head-on or to make eye contact with new people. Learn more safety tips for meeting new dogs here.

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Music for Dogs

Shelter life can be hard for dogs. A recent study shows a certain type of music can help calm dogs in shelters and increase their chances of being adopted.

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Is My Dog Normal? 15 Dog Behaviors Explained - Slideshow

Dog behavior can be perplexing to humans sometimes. Learn about 15 canine behaviors and whether or not they're normal.

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Petting vs. Praise: Which Does a Dog Like Best?

Dogs love being around people. But do they prefer petting or praise? Learn what the studies show.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Many domestic dogs can be seen munching on blades of grass. Learn why dogs eat grass.

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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads When You Talk?

There are multiple reasons for dogs to tilt their head when they hear a sound. Learn them all here.

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Do Dogs Get Jealous?

If you've ever wondered whether your dog gets jealous when you pay attention to other dogs, you can find out here!

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Do Dogs Dream?

Do dogs dream? Do dogs have nightmares? Become a detective and solve the mystery: do dogs dream and what do dogs dream about?

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Why Does My Dog Drink from the Toilet?

Ever wonder why some dogs will drink from the toilet. Learn more about this behavior in this article.

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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Ever wonder why your dog buries his bones? Learn more about this behavior in this article.

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How Dogs Sense Emotions

Your dog is a wonderful companion who can always be counted on but can she sense your emotions?

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Why Dogs Beg

Begging is an easy habit for dogs to learn and a hard one to break. At some point your dog discovered that begging works. Read this article to learn more about managing this annoying habit.

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Do Dogs Sweat?

Learn whether dogs sweat or not, how they regulate their body temperature and how to recognize the difference between hyperthermia and a fever.

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How Dogs Smile

Ever feel like your dog is smiling at you? Find out if your dog has the ability to smile in this article.

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Does a Dry Nose Mean My Dog Is Sick?

Dogs are known for having wet, cold noses. But if your dog has a dry nose, does it mean he's sick? Find out here.

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Are Dogs Ticklish? Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Rub or Scratch Them?

Are dogs ticklish? It may seem so but when you rub a dog's belly, chest or side it causes an itching sensation that's known as the scratch reflex.

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How Dogs Show Affection

Do dogs love? How do dogs show affection? Find out if dogs are capable of having and showing such emotions or if they're just being loyal memebers of the pack.

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why do dogs wag their tails and what does the tail wagging mean? Check out this article to learn more.

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Why do dogs have whiskers? Find out the many uses and characteristics of dog whiskers.

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Why Dogs Like to Roll in Yucky Stuff

We may never be sure why dogs sometimes slather themselves with what seem to be the most foul substances they can find on the ground. There are some logical explanations for this curious canine behavior. Or maybe that's just how dogs roll.

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Why Do Dogs Howl?

Howling is a part of the canine vocal repertoire, along with the more conventional bark, growl and whine. This plaintive and haunting call is an evolutionary gift from wolves. But what causes our domestic furry friends to speak up?

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Dogs' Tongues are Amazing: VIDEO

A dog’s tongue may not work for drinking the way you think it does. Watch this amazing slow motion video of a dog drinking water.

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Motherly Love Crosses Species: VIDEO

Moms love their kids for who they are, not what they look like. This dog mom takes that to the extreme by caring for kittens along with her puppies.

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