Why do dogs roll in smelly stuff?

Nooooooo, you have just recognised the shoulder lean, the butt in the air … and you know that, no matter what you say, scream or yell, your dog has just found something fun and probably stinky to roll in. It’s making your eyes water already, so how can dogs, with their superior sense of smell,…

Why dogs chase their tails?

In January 2017 I wrote a blog titled; there’s more to tail wagging than meets the eye,  which talked about how many different things a dog can say with their tail, but how funny is it when they start to chase it. It’s a hilarious behaviour, and it’s even funnier if they catch it. But…

Right pawed or left?

Did you know that like us humans, dogs can be either right-paw or left-paw dominant or ambidextrous?  To learn which is the dominant paw, pay attention to which paw is used to do things like give high-fives or steadying toys. I don’t remember why, but I do remember that when I was growing up there…

Why Dogs sniff Butts

What’s with the weird butt sniffing fetish dogs have?  What could possibly be so enticing about the smell of dog butt that dogs just can’t get enough of?  And not just smell — they need to get a good long whiff that’s bordering on obsessive-compulsive.  And aren’t dogs supposed to have a sense of smell…

Symptoms of overheating

Check on your dog often. On very warm days, watch your dog’s condition closely.  While exercise will make dogs pant if the panting becomes “heaving” this is the earliest sign that he is getting too hot. When the panting has become loud and is becoming a “roar” he has already become too hot and the…

Understanding and Caring for your dog in hot weather – Part 2

Stay inside If possible, bring outside dogs inside on hot days and if you have air conditioning in your house, leave it on during the day even if your dog is home alone.  There is no ideal temperature that applies for all dogs, but most begin to show signs of overheating between 27 – 30…

Understanding and Caring for your dog in hot weather – Part 1

As the mercury rises this summer keeping your dog cool is vital.  Dogs can have the same troubles that we do — dehydration, overheating, sunburn.  Heat Stroke in dogs is a life-threatening condition with warning signs including panting excessively, moving sluggishly, acting woozy, and losing consciousness. If you observe any of these signs, call your…

Is your dog smarter than average?

It’s obvious your dog is the most adorable, best looking, well-behaved and smartest dog on the planet – right?   But how can you be sure that your dog is extra intelligent compared to the average dog? Be careful what you wish for because having an intelligent dog can actually have downsides.  You have to put…

Do dogs get jealous?

Ever come home from visiting a friend and their dog, only to be kind of padded down with a nose followed by a look of absolute disgust – traitor!!  If you think your dog has an issue with the other dog and or cat and or pet in general he’s smelling on your clothes, you’re…

Running with Your Dog at Night

Originally posted on 21 Pup Street:
Running with your dog is a great way to bond and work on your fitness together. Daylight runs are optimal for many reasons, but if you’re like me, you struggle to find enough hours in the day (especially in the winter). But before you go out on your first nighttime…

How close are you and your dog?

Dogs really are man’s best friend who else really cares that you have had a bad day and just wants to make it better.  They give us unconditional love, and they don’t care that we just want to hang out in our trackies watching really bad reality TV. What you might not even realise is…

Hands for Compassion 

Originally posted on Conscious Business:
Hands for Compassion Heart of Ganesh has launched a new Humane Tourism campaign #NotOnMyBucketList to raise awareness for elephant cruelty in tourism. Tell travelers that elephant cruelty disguised as entertainment needs to be taken off the Bucket List!? Here is what you have to do: 1. WRITE #NotOnMyBucketList on your…