Barking Dogs: Noise or Communication?

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Barking dogs are not just barking randomly. Dr. Yin’s research was the first to show that dog barks vary based on context, emotional state, and that individuals dogs can be identified by their barks.

What to do When Your Puppy Whines at Night

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My 8 week old puppy won’t sleep in her cage and when ever she is in it she whines even if I’m still beside her and no body can sleep what should we do?

Puppy Whining: Driving Owners Crazy

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My 9.5 week old Lab puppy is pretty good at night in her crate, but during the day, she barks, digs, salivates for the entire time. When I let her out she comes out crying and follows me everywhere.

Can Spaying Lead to Bad Behavior?

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On an episode of “It’s Me or the Dog,” a show on Animal Planet, British dog trainer Victoria Stilwell tackled the problem of a bull terrier that exhibited mounting behavior. The first solution was to send the dog for a time-out when he mounted. However, the mounting was so severe that the trainer finally recommended neutering, which solved the problem. This case raises two questions: What other behavioral issues can neutering help address, and what is the rate of success?