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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 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.

Shiba inu dog sleeping in bed

Dogs need more sleep than humans. Here’s how much is healthy.

Four dogs running around in an enclosed outside area

Doggy daycare is more than just fun and games.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

Dog in high contrast lit hallway standing near a food bowl

It’s a gut thing: Your dog’s GI issues could be linked to their mental health.

A woman holding her dog close.

Thanks, they hate it.

A cute brown dog laying on a cushion looking sad or tired.

Blue is a good name for a dog — not a good mood.

A woman and a dog laying close together on a couch.

Your pup may know you’re sick before you do, a study says.

Scared tan dog against brick wall background

Remember, dogs have more than one emotion.

A woman in a parking lot kissing her dog.

Boundaries, folks. Boundaries.

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A shy looking dog sitting on a couch.

Not all fearful dogs have been mistreated.

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.

Black dog sitting on tiled floor

Also called the “propeller wag” or “helicopter tail”, this behavior is a surefire way to tell that a dog is happy.

A woman looking out the window of a van with her dog.

A dog trainer shares her pro (and personal) #vanlife tips.

A dog laying on a couch peacefully.

If hypothyroidism is to blame, it’s best not to let sleeping dogs lie.

A dog standing in a lavender field.

A psychologist explains how stimulating scents can influence a dog’s behavior.