M.K Clinton once wrote: "The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog".
The statements below sum up the relationship between people and pooches. These wonderful animals have been our better half for thousands of years, and it doesn’t seem like this relationship is getting old. Here is our tribute to those companions who never tire of us, are always happy to see us and remain devoted to us for all their lives. So let's get to know them better. These posts below will tell you some amazing things about our incredible friends, from learning the different breeds to dog psychology and much more. Have a pawsome day!
Ever wondered how wolves ended up evolving into the dogs that we all know and love? Well, we did too until we stumbled across this awesome infographic that we simply had to share with you all! Keep scrolling down the page to learn exactly how the domesticated dog evolved.
Anyone who knows a little about dogs knows that the vast difference in their shapes, colors, and sizes ultimately comes from different breeding programs initiated by humans. Each country, for hundreds and even thousands of years, has had its own breeding programs, designed to create dog breeds that are easy to work with, have certain physical properties, or are just kind and obedient.
There’s a good reason we call dogs our best friends: they’re unerringly loyal, loving and they’ve been at our side for a long, long time (more than 10,000 years, but who’s counting?). They’ve come a long way since, splitting into numerous different breeds which look nothing alike, each with its own unique name. But have you ever wondered what the deal behind those names is?
They say that a dog is man's best friend, which is why it is unfortunate that so many of us seem unable to fully comprehend why dogs often act in the way that they do. Thankfully, professional animal psychologists actually do exist, and what you'll find below is a collection of the most intriguing facts about the psychology of dogs that we are currently aware of, many of which will be surprising to most.
If you have a dog then you already know that they are a great judge of character, but we bet you didn’t know that a dog’s tail language can tell you how they are feeling. Dogs communicate almost everything they feel through body language, and their tail is the most expressive part of their body. By looking at your dog’s tail you can tell if your dog is scared, happy, embarrassed, or tired. Find out what to look for below.
Our special relationship with dogs and the mutual need that develops over time sometimes make us feel as though dogs are little humans in their own right, but in fact, there are a number of behaviors we have adopted that make our dogs angry and irritated without being aware of it. Therefore, if you want to raise a happy dog that cooperates and is as predictable as possible, it is important that you avoid the following 8 things. The sooner you do this the sooner you’ll notice a significant and positive change in your best friend’s behavior.
Many dog owners will embarrassingly admit that they don’t always know what they can and cannot feed their loyal canine companions. While some foods can give your dog a light case of the runs, others, such as grapes and chocolate, can kill your dog. This handy infographic is what every dog owner must memorize to protect their favorite pooch.
Our furry pals are great at expressing certain needs and desires, but unfortunately, they are unable to tell us when they're suffering or are in pain. There are, however, some more subtle ways of telling that your dog is feeling unwell. Thanks to the following information about a dog's health, I'm more able to tell when my dog is in need of some veterinary care.
Does your dog suffer from bad breath? Do its teeth look dirty or gums swollen? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time you paid attention to your four-legged friend’s dental health. As your little friend cannot tell you when he has a toothache or dental issues, it’s vital that you take steps to keep his teeth clean. At the same time, keeping a close eye on your pet’s teeth will enable you to catch problems earlier, meaning better treatment. Untreated dental issues in dogs can lead to tooth loss, painful abscesses, and systemic infections throughout your dog’s body.
Training your dog may seem like a huge task, and it really does require a lot of patience. However, there's only one main secret to its success - and this is positive reinforcement. Any dog will be more motivated to learn and willing to obey you, if you reward them with a treat they love. But that's not all - if you really want to train your dog the correct way, you also have to be careful not to spoil them or expect too much of them.
How do dogs see the world? Well, their eyesight isn't the best, actually. They see only in a few hues and are hard-pressed to see exact details from afar. However, they more than make up for it with their incredibly advanced sense of smell, which allows them to experience the world in a very different way from us humans.