Doggone Times

December 29, 2016

Why Dogs Chase their Tails

Dogs can be hilariously goofy, and none of their habits can be as goofy as chasing after their own tails. It’s interesting to watch as a dog goes round and round trying to catch his own tail, and only stopping after he either gets tired or feels dizzy. But why do dogs chase after their tails? Dogs chase their tails when they are bored. They have probably played with the […]
December 22, 2016

Ways to Spoil your Dog for the Holidays

The holidays are here with us, a time to spend fun times with family members, and that includes furry family members. It’s a time to indulge and worry about the weight gain later. As part of the family, and considering that most of us are off work during the festive seasons, plan to include your dog in all the fun. Here are a few things you can do for your […]
December 16, 2016

Why Do Dogs Lick So Much?

I have noticed that dogs show affection in some habits like jumping on you or licking. The habit can be annoying if you don’t like it, although some people don’t mind. Licking is a natural habit for dogs and they do it for different reasons. The first one is to show affection, so when you get home your dog can’t wait for you to take a seat so that he […]
December 10, 2016

How to Stop Excessive Licking in Dogs

Dogs lick for different reasons and this behavior may or may not irritate you. If you mind the habit, then it becomes a behavior habit that needs to be curbed. First you need to check with your vet that the licking does not result from a health problem such as anal irritation. Check also to make sure it’s not a result of compulsion which would need the attention of a […]
December 2, 2016

Why Do Dogs Chew?

I have personally lost many items to my Labrador. I like hanging my sheets out to dry when the sun is out and I would occasionally find them on the ground with my lab lying comfortably on one side and happily chewing the other end. But why do dogs like chewing so much? Dogs chew to keep themselves entertained. When they are bored they resort to chewing as a form […]
November 24, 2016

Dogs Don’t Hold Grudges

I sometimes feel guilty after correcting my dogs. I dislike the way the dog sits in a corner, head down and without making eye contact. The look on her face says I shouldn’t have done what I just did, whether the correction includes shouting a ‘no’ or ‘stop ‘command or telling her to sit in a corner. The look makes me feel guilty, but then I remind myself I love […]