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behavior & body language

Tail wagging? Ear pinning? It all means something. We’ll show you how to understand your pet (and communicate with them) with guides to decode the weirdest body language and behavior.

A woman sitting on a floor resting her head on the edge of a couch watching her dog sleep nearby.

What to do when your new pup isn’t digging you.

A woman with a book in her hand walking her dog on a leash in a grassy park.

Why you should let your dog get all their sniffs out on a stroll.

Jack Russell puppy grunting while laying on blanket and crying out

How to make sense of all those grunts and whines.

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Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 24 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

Two mixed breed dogs, one white with brown spots and one black, both biting on a S-shaped teal chew toy int he grass outside

7 signs your pup and their pal have BFF potential.

Senior mixed breed dog playing with washable snuffle rug for hiding dried treats

Spice Girls reference aside, just because your dog is graying around the eyes doesn’t mean those eyes don’t light up at playtime.

Two happy Golden Retriever dogs sitting on the bed together

They’re not exactly crafting friendship bracelets for each other, but dog bonds mean something.

3 dogs posed together in a house

Yep, research says your dog is the special little snowflake you tell them they are.

A little puppy Jack Russell terrier is smelling the grass in the park with red dog-collar.

A “sniffari” gives your dog a chance to be the boss.

A woman lying on the floor laughing with her dog.

According to animal behaviorist Karen London, using a more specific terms like biddable or bombproof” can help you better understand your dog.

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Try these free training programs from our friends at Dogo to help with new dog life and basic obedience.

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A woman sitting on a floor playing with her dogs.

Not sure what that means...or if it’s a good thing? A veterinary behaviorist explains.

Smiling woman sits on the lawn with her dog in the city

The idea of being a dog’s “alpha” is a popular one — but it’s not an effective way to train.

Same sex couple with their dog lying on the bed laughing at his farts

Expert solutions for your pup's flatulence.

Illustration of a woman hugging a dog

A new study finds that your pup can tell — er, smell — when you’ve been doom-scrolling.

Dog that looks unhappy being patted on the head by someone's hand while sitting on pavement outside

No touch-y!

Cat running in the foreground outside with a dog out of focus running in the background

We all have our talents.