Why do dogs like squeaky toys?

why do dogs like squeaky toys

There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog’s butt wiggle and tail wag when presented with a new toy to play with. For many dogs though, the true delight comes when they discover that the toy has a squeaker. The house is filled with the noise of the squeaky toy being chomped on, and hours, or … Read more

Do dogs like belly rubs?

do dogs like belly rubs

You’re sat on the sofa watching a brand new boxset of an evening. Your dog pads into the room and hops up next to you before rolling onto its back and getting comfy. Instinctively, your hand reaches over as you continue to stare at the tv, and you give your dog a belly rub. This … Read more

Why do dogs like balls so much?

why do dogs like balls so much

There’s nothing like a ball to get the tail wagging, is there? Whether heading out on a long hike, or just going down to the local park, a good ball is the must-have accessory for every dog. When you produce a ball from your pocket, your dog’s eyes will light up as they know this … Read more

Why do dogs follow you to the toilet?

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When we visit the toilet, many of us look forward to a brief moment of alone time in a world that never seems to slow down. We like to take five minutes to scroll through social media, read the news, and just relax for a fleeting moment in solitude. Dog owners though, rarely get this … Read more

Skills for life…

training your dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Most people know that a key part of dog-owning is making sure their dog is well trained. They know it is important – because everyone tells them it is – but even so, a staggering 80% of … Read more

Do dogs hate cats?

why do dogs hate cats

There’s one great rivalry that dates back further than any of us can remember. There are probably pictures of this rivalry painted on cave walls somewhere dating back thousands of years, just waiting to be discovered. It’s given us sayings, cartoons, metaphors and so much more, but is there any truth to it? Do dogs … Read more

What are the ‘zoomies’?

what are the zoomies

Dogs can be masters of comedy. From their goofy expressions to generally silly behaviour, they know how to get a laugh out of us, but is there any greater comedy bit in the canine world than the zoomies? When your dog is charging around like the happiest of canines, it can make us laugh and … Read more

Why do dogs chase their tails?

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The sight of a dog chasing its tail can be quite amusing, but it can also be no laughing matter. If you’ve ever wondered why dogs do this, we’re going to tell you all about it in this post.  Why they do it There are a number of reasons why dogs chase their tails, and … Read more

Why does my dog lick my feet after a shower?

why does my dog lick my feet after a shower

It can be a very regular occurrence in many homes. You’ve soaked yourself under some warm water. You’ve lathered, rinsed and repeated, and when you step out of the shower and head to put some clothes on, there’s that familiar feeling of a cold, wet nose and a licking tongue at your feet. But why … Read more

Why does my dog rub their bum on the floor?

why does my dog rub their bum on the floor

While it may initially be a bit of a comic sight, seeing your dog dragging its bottom across the floor, doing that little scoot along with its hind legs in the air, it may not prove funny in the long run. Why does your dog rub its bum on the floor and is this actually … Read more