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…

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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

Why does my dog take food out of their bowl to eat it?

why does my dog take food out of their bowl to eat

We go to all of that trouble to set our dog’s place for dinner, cleaning their bowl, filling their water, giving them just the right amount of nutritious food… If we could, we’d put a sprig of parsley on top! But some dogs will take that food from their bowl, place it on the floor, … Read more

Why does my dog lick me?

why does my dog lick me

While not everyone is a fan of that great slobbery tongue greeting us when we return to the house, dog owners are not only used to it, but most know it for what it truly is – a sign of affection. A dog licking you is part of their love language and in this short … Read more

Why does my dog bark at the postman?

why does my dog bark at the postman

It’s a function dogs perform that can be almost as good as an alarm clock really. Each morning, at a time determined by his route, the postman will visit, and in many doggy homes, this is followed almost immediately by a loud and frenzied session of barking. It may be a cliche, but many dogs … Read more