When Do Dogs Stop Growing? The Growth of a Dog

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When do dogs stop growing? It’s a very important question for most families. To many of us, dogs are a vital member of the family, it can be a total surprise just how big our little bundles of fur and teeth can get. When your dog is young you may even wonder when do they … Read more

Why Do Dogs Roll in the Grass? Things to Know

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Why do dogs roll in the grass? Dogs do this for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are trying to cool themselves down, other times they may be trying to get rid of an itch or enjoying the feel and smell of freshly cut grass! In this article, we explore our dog’s universal instinct to … Read more

Are Dogs Ticklish? – how to Tell if Dogs Are Ticklish

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Are dogs ticklish? This is a question many dog owners ask themselves, but the answer is actually quite complicated. Dogs are not physically able to laugh, but some researchers believe they are still capable of feeling joy and happiness. When it comes down to the science of whether or not dogs are ticklish, the answer … Read more

Russian Bear Dog: One of Nature’s Special Breeds

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The Russian Bear Dog is one of the most unique breeds in the world. These dogs are massive and have even bigger personalities to go with their size. They’re described as stubborn, loyal, and fearless. A force to be reckoned with for any predator in its territory. But what else can we expect from a … Read more

Can Dogs Get Hiccups? Causes and ways to Stop it

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Can dogs get hiccups? Yes, they can. Hiccupping in dogs is usually triggered by something that causes irritation to their diaphragm muscles. Dogs with hiccups may also have other symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and refusing food. This blog post will cover everything you need to know about how a dog gets the hiccups and … Read more

Dogs with Floppy Ears, The real reasons for them!

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Dogs with floppy ears take cuteness to a whole new level, but have you ever wondered why certain breeds have floppy ears? Did you know that only one wild animal has naturally floppy ears?! And no, it’s not a dog. It’s the elephant! Wolves, the direct ancestors of the domesticated dog have always had erect ears. This leaves … Read more

Why Do Dogs Like Sticks? -Things you need to know

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Why do dogs like sticks? We buy our furry friends the best quality chew toys, that are clean, hard-wearing, and suitably squeaky enough to drive us mad when chewed on for a ridiculously long time. So why do our dogs happily abandon their favorite squeaky toys for a big muddy, half-chewed stick? Fortunately, in this … Read more

Why is it Important to Exercise Your Dog?

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As dog owners, it is natural to walk your dog each day. Walking forms part of your normal daily routine, but have you considered why those walks are so important? Do we really need them and what purpose do they serve? Well, It’s incredibly important to exercise your dog with regular walks because it’s vital … Read more

Bark Potty – For when Your Dog really Needs to Go!

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We all worry about our furry friends when we go out to work. Especially, if we have to leave them at home for long periods. In theory, your dog should be fine, they’ve got food, water, and they’ve had a nice walk. However, there’s always that nagging doubt that your dog is at home, cross-legged, … Read more

Short Legged Dogs – 8 Popular Breeds

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Man’s best friend has changed over the centuries through controlled selective breeding and is almost unrecognizable from their ancient ancestors. Dogs now come in an almost unlimited variety of different shapes and sizes. Whether you have short legged dogs, or dogs with hypoallergenic fur, long snouts, or floppy ears, they all descend from wolves. According … Read more

How To Teach Your Pup: Dog Training Guide For Beginners

As the popular saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. They offer unconditional love and comfort, as well as provide safety to our homes. There is no question why tons of people choose to have a pet dog at least some time in their lives. Training your dog is an important aspect of pet care … Read more

Why Do Dogs Yawn? … and What It Really Means

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It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume that many of us wish our dogs were able to talk. We could even argue that we already have deeper conversations with our furry friends than our partners. It may be surprising to know that dogs talk to us all the time, through body language. An important aspect … Read more

Why Does My Dog Wink At Me?

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So you’re asking yourself “Why does my dog wink at me?” From a scientific point of view and without making it too complicated, it could be entirely possible your dog winks at you because he or she thinks you’re cute 😉 Kidding aside, winking or blinking is thought to be 1 of around 30 Calming … Read more

Are Shock Collars Cruel? – 15 Reasons Not To Use It

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Do you regret the day you decided to get a dog? Is your dog a destructive menace or a nuisance barker? It can be really frustrating and I don’t blame you for thinking of using a shock collar.  If you want to find out if shock cllars are cruel before using it as a training … Read more

How to stop A neighbors dog from barking

Are you at your wit’s end because the only sound you can hear is your neighbors dog barking endlessly? Did you know that the average dog bark starts at 60 decibels? That’s similar to having background music constantly playing. However, the sound of barking can rise drastically to around 110 decibels, which is the same … Read more

Why Do Dog Paws Smell Like Fritos? – 4 Common Dog Questions

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1. Why Do Dog Paws Smell Like Fritos? Dog paws smell of corn chips if yeast and bacteria called Proteus or Pseudomonas permeate the nooks and crannies of your dog’s paw. There’s nothing to worry about here as this is all normal. The only time you should worry is when you see some inflammation in … Read more

Why Should I Get A Dog? 11 No-Nonsense Reasons To Get One

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Has your son or daughter been bugging you to get a dog? You may ask, “Why should I get a dog?”  After all, owning one is a big commitment and a lot of work. And of course, there are costs implications. This article will give you solid reasons why you cannot afford to not have … Read more

What Do Dogs Hate? – Top 10 Things That Make Our Dogs Hate Us

Humans have many bad habits that make dogs dislike us. So what do dogs hate that we do to them unknowingly?  It’s often the things we least expect. * Anxious Canine is powered by coffee and cake, but mainly cake. Without these, we will be unable to write such great content. Therefore, you will find … Read more

Why Do Dogs Smell Each Others Bottoms? Top 5 Common Dog Questions

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1. Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Bottoms? We’ve all seen it. When dogs meet this is almost always the first thing they do. So why do they do it? Long story short, it all boils down to their Apocrine glands. Mammals, including humans, have Apocrine glands all over the body but they are concentrated … Read more

Is Nylabone Safe For Dogs?

Nylabone for dogs is a very popular chew item that is found in countless pet stores throughout the country. We often assume that the products we buy from these establishments are rigorously tested. However, next time you visit the pet store and are contemplating buying one, maybe take the time to ask the question, Is … Read more

How To Introduce Your Dog To A Baby – The Proper Way

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It is not uncommon for dogs and babies to grow up to be best friends. This article will show you how to introduce them and prepare your dog for your newborn’s arrival.  These are useful methods to prepare your dog for the changes that are about to happen in the household. Changes that are going … Read more

Ways to Stop a Dog from Barking

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Barking is a dog’s way of expressing themselves at the most basic level.  Here we share ways to stop a dog from barking.  Dogs might bark due to illness or injury. Please have your dog examined by a vet to rule this out. A safe and humane way of stopping your dog and your neighbors’ … Read more

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