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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.

Adorable dog sitting on a rug next to some boots scooting

Dog trainer Emma Bowdrey helps explain this common canine behavior.

Mixed dog laying on the floor int he sun with an unsure look on her face

When your dog growls, they’re expressing their emotions. A study found that you’ll likely be able to understand what they’re feeling.

Man in his mid 20's cuddling in bed with his white labrador puppy.

This study says you benefit from a power nap. Guess what? So does your growing new pet.

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a dog walking with their parent at night

The reason for your midnight jump-scare? Turns out it’s just your dog’s spooky eyes.

Russian Toy Terrier with ears back

Here’s how your dog’s ears can clue you in to how they’re feeling.

Great Dane puppy and Husky meeting on leash out side.

Turns out, even experts have a hard time defining these terms.

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

Expert solutions for your pup’s flatulence.

Caucasian mother and daughter petting dog on suburban street.

Considering this viral moment, trainers weigh in on what you should know about introducing dogs to kids.

Man and golden retreiver laying on stomach looking at each other in bed

To pet parents, a whimpering dog sounds as sad as a crying baby. Here’s why.

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corgi giving woman puppy dog eyes begging for food

Researchers call it the “puppy-dog eye effect” — and oh, boy is it effective.

A German shepherd and cat play affectionately in a bed.

There’s no winning this argument, but here’s what you should know about parenting your new pet.

A woman kneeling down to pet a dog sitting in a pile of colorful leaves in the woods next to the dog's owner

Consent isn’t just for humans. Here’s how to respond when the answer isn’t so simple.

Two dogs being playful outside on a grassy hill.

Advice on how to deal with your dog’s humping habit.

a Chihuahua dog licking their paw

Their toes might smell like Fritos, but there’s no way they taste that good.

A woman sitting on a floor playing with her dogs.

This has nothing to do with a werewolf named Jacob in a series called Twilight, but here’s what it is all about.