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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? 5 Reasons (& Study Results)

There’s almost nothing more adorable than when our dogs tilt their heads at us. It’s such an endearing behavior and impossible to resist gushing over your furry friend. But why do dogs tilt their heads? Is it merely for your loving praise? It turns out there are several different reasons our pups cock their heads to the side, and it’s not just to put on a cute display for us.

French bulldog and beagle greeting each other by sniffing butts at park

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other’s Butts (And Human’s Too)?

Although all dogs do it, butt sniffing is offputting for many owners. After all, it’s a bit embarrassing when your dog sticks his schnoz right into the rear end of a fellow canine while you’re on a walk or at the dog park. Just why do dogs smell butts? The reason isn’t nearly as gross as it seems. And it’s more important to dogs than you might think.

black lab sniffing between a person's legs while standing

Why Do Dogs Smell Your Crotch? And How Do I Get My Pup To Stop?

As dog owners, we know all too well that our furry friends aren’t skilled in the art of social graces. And crotch-sniffing tops the list of their faux-pas behavior. After all, when your pup shoves his snout in someone’s crotch, this intrusive behavior is downright embarrassing and usually disconcerting for the recipient. So, why do dogs sniff humans’ private areas? It turns out, our pups have a perfectly good reason. Still, it’s unwanted behavior for all humans involved, so we’ll give you tips on how to curb this natural canine instinct.

How Long Can A Dog Go Without Eating? When To Worry & How To Help Their Appetite 

Many dogs go through a period of losing their appetite and refusing to eat. Naturally, this is a major concern for us dog owners. Just how long can dogs go without food or water? If your furry friend isn’t eating or drinking, we give you tips on how to get her the sustenance she needs and when it’s time to contact your veterinarian. We also explore various reasons your pup isn’t eating or drinking if you’re not sure what’s going on.

Dog licking its face (Caption: Why Do Dogs Lick?)

Why Do Dogs Lick? Answers To Why They Lick People, Paws, Themselves, Wounds & More

Is your dog constantly licking, and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. After a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins, which create comfort and relieve stress.

Two happy friends Pomeranian Spitz dogs lying on the grass on rainbow LGBT color flag smiling with tongue out at summer

Can Dogs Be Gay? Animal Sexual Behavior Explained

Pup owners have a tendency to anthropomorphize their dogs. After all, many of us consider our furry friends as beloved family members. It’s natural for us to attribute human behavior, emotions, or traits to our pups. So, when your male dog humps another male dog, you may wonder, “is my dog gay?” We’ll dive into the fascinating science of animal sexuality to help you understand your pup’s behavior.

dog face sideways on floor sighing

Why Do Dogs Sigh? Deciphering Your Canine’s Sounds

We’ve all been there. You’re hanging out with your pup and all of a sudden she lets out a long, deep sigh. Is your pup feeling content or is something bothering her? It can be hard at times to know what’s going on with our furry friends. We know that our pups use different types of vocalizations to communicate their feelings, but what does it mean when a dog sighs? We’ll shed light on the reasons your pup sighs and when it’s a possible sign that something might be wrong.

Dog licking his private areas laying on dirty ground

Dog Licking Butt: Why Does He Do It So Often? Can It Be Stopped?

As dog parents, we all know our pups can perform some pretty repulsive displays of behavior (especially when we have company over). A dog licking its butt is arguably one of the worst. Why do dogs lick their buttholes? Find out why this behavior could indicate a health concern that requires your attention.

Dog rolling on ground in poop (caption: Why Do Dogs Roll In Poop?)

Why Do Dogs Roll In Poop? (And How To Stop It)

Dogs like to roll in smelly things. What is it about poop, dead things and other smelly stuff that makes our dogs dive in? Find out why he loves smelling nasty and how you can stop this behavior…

tailor taking a little dog's measures for his handmade suit

When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Factors That Affect Size

From crates and dog beds to collars, harnesses, and much more, there’s so much gear you need for your furry family member. It can be challenging, for sure, to know when to size up from your puppy to adult gear. After all, who wants to invest in a new dog bed, only to have your pup outgrow his bed yet again? So, knowing when your canine companion will be fully grown (or close to it) can help a ton. When do puppies stop growing? Of course, with most things dog-related, it depends. But we’ll give you all the information you need to know so you can plan for upcoming growth.

How Many Nipples Do Dogs Have?

Of all the random things you can wonder about your canine companion, have you ever been curious about how many nipples dogs are supposed to have? And do male dogs have nipples? Veterinarians actually get these questions fairly often, so you’re not alone if you’re wondering if your pup is normal. Learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about dog nipples.

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