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Ever wondered why your dog gets so excited when you come home?

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If you’ve ever wondered why your dog seems so excited when you return home then a new study might just have the answer. The calming effect dogs can have on humans has been quite well documented. Stroking or petting your dog can alleviate stress and dog ownership is thought to improve our quality of life, but what about the effect …

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Basic Dog Training Tips

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Dogs are wonderful companions. Bred for various reasons—sport, show, protection—dogs are above all bred to be loyal and loveable. They are much deeper creatures than we humans often give them credit for and are capable of exhibiting many human emotions. That said, dogs require quite a bit of training. Here are some dog training and puppy housebreaking tips to help …

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The 6 Most Common Types of Dog Barks: Translated

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Humans have domesticated dogs for thousands of years, so you think by now we’d know if they were trying to get a point across! Well, it has now been officially confirmed that we can in-fact speak canine. Researchers have concluded humans are very good at categorising dog barks into categories such as ‘fun’, ‘aggressive’, ‘sad and ‘playful’. Even non-dog owners …

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Personality Traits of Exotic Pet Owners

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A recent study was conducted in to how pet ownership can portray a person’s character traits. The study looked at the owners of different types of pets and then compared their personalities. The groups were broadly split into; owners of traditional pets – such as cats and dogs, owners of warm-blooded exotic pets – such as sugar gliders, chinchillas etc., …

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Researchers Use YouTube to Investigate Tail Chasing Behaviour

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Recent scientific research has used the highly popular video-sharing site, YouTube, to conduct a study on tail chasing (sometimes known as spinning) in dogs. Whilst most of us deem tail chasing as a relatively normal yet humorous behaviour, there are suggestions that there could be a relationship between tail chasing and neurological disorders.

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