Doggone Times

January 12, 2017

How to Deal with a Jealous Dog

Dogs, just like humans, get jealous sometimes. They want to be the center of their owner’s world, and when a person or another dog threatens that position, the dog fights back to reinforce his apparent right position. I remember dealing with such a dog when I first my my husband-then boyfriend. The dog’s name was Dusty, and she just totally disliked me. We later became good friends, but it took […]
January 6, 2017

Benefits of Taking Dogs to Work

Imagine if you could take your furry friend to work with you, everyday, for the entire eight hours. It’s now possible in some offices where the ‘no dog’ policy has been made null and void. In these offices, dogs are welcome all the time, with good reason. Corporations have found that when they allow employees to bring their pets to work, the employees’ performance standards improve. For starters, people are […]
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 […]