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.

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?