Posts filed under: Behavior

Buzzing like a nest of bumble bees, the Underwood family zoomed around the house in anticipation of their first day of school.  There was so much to do: lunches to be made, bags to be packed, shoes to be tied...
Melissa had carefully prepared for her conference call.  She had worked for weeks to put together this deal.  She knew this opportunity could be a game changer for her business and she didn’t want to leave anything to chance.  She...
Why Does My Dog Do That?  Running “Amok” During a Run Lisa is all set for her run.  Shoes are tied.  Water bottle is full.  She even has a new hands-free leash for her dog, Bailey.  The weather is absolutely...
Ever have a dog nudge you, not so gently, toward the food bowl?  Or maybe they are habitual car chasers along the back yard fence.  They may even nip excitedly at the kids when they are running in the yard. ...
Mouthing and chewing on hands and feet is typically associated with teething puppies.  But for some dogs, this behavior continues into adulthood.  In this month’ s installment of “Why Does My Dog Do That?” we will explore mouthing behavior in adult...
Welcoming a new puppy into the family is a fun and exciting time.  It can also be a stressful time as the puppy gets acquainted with the existing family members and pets.  Here are a few quick tips on how...
You come home from work, open the door and are immediately greeted by an exuberant dog leaping and jumping all over you.  Sound familiar?  If it does, you are not alone.  Jumping is a common behavioral issue that many dog...
Ever wonder why dogs do the things they do?  We have found that many of our pet parents are curious about the behaviors they notice their pets engaging in.  Each month we are going to address the behaviors we are...