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Dog Body Language Part 4: Yawns
Yawning. It happens to all of us. We start to feel drowsy or we see someone else yawn and our mouths open wide as we take a deep breath in. Many different types of animals yawn for a variety of reasons. In baboons, it is seen as an act of aggression. Some types of...
Dog Body Language Part 3: Lip Licks
You just dropped a tasty morsel of seared steak on the ground and your dog starts licking their lips in anticipation of being told it’s okay to eat it. Their pink tongue swipes from left to right as the drooling begins. You release them to eat the piece of steak and...
Dog Body Language – Part 2: Head Turns
As we continue our foray into learning 7 important dog body language signals, I first want to remind you to take into account the whole picture and the whole dog. Single signals are a great way to realize your dog may be feeling a certain way, but without looking at...
Dog Body Language – Part 1 of 7
Are you listening to your dog? Whenever we have a conversation, it's give and take. While one person is talking, the other is listening. Then, it's time for one person to respond and the other to listen. We take turns. We listen. And ideas, emotions, dreams, and...
Cold Day Activities with Your Dog
Here in Minnesota, there are always at least 2 weeks of below zero temperatures and this year it seems like almost every part of the United States is getting hit with below average temperatures. For my two short-haired dogs, that means no walks and racing back inside...
5 Ways to Prepare your Dog for your Baby
With my husband and I expecting our first child in April, I have gone into full research mode for how to prepare our dogs, Adam and Bailey, for our little one’s arrival. My husband and I have had many conversations about boundaries, limits, and comfort levels of us...
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