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Decode Your Dog's Common Habits

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Dogs are smart enough to know what their owners do and don't allow. It takes only a few stern "no" commands for most canines to figure out that something is forbidden. But some owners still get paranoid. "Sure, my dog follows the rules under my watchful eye," they think, "but what about when I leave the house? Do they break the rules when they think they can get away with it?" According to this video, yes. They break the rules hard and love every second of it. MORE ON PAWNATION: What Type of Pet Parent Are You?...

Who doesn't love sharing a funny story about a naughty pup's antics? Case in point: The new uber-popular Dogshaming website where dog owners post pics of their guilty looking pooches with signs stating the pets' discretions. But we're guessing the gigglers wouldn't find it quite so funny if they saw the recent study showing that a dog's personality--for better or worse--is mostly reflective of the relationship between pet and owner. Credit: Getty Creative Researchers from Hungary questioned dog owners about their pets' personalities to come to the conclusion that there are only slightly detectable differences in personalities between different breeds. So what does account for differences?...

Urban legend and veterinary recommendations caution owners not to enroll their puppies in socialization classes until they are fully vaccinated. This creates a dilemma for puppy owners. Full vaccination programs for puppies are not complete until the puppy is 16 weeks of age. Veterinary behaviorists tell us that between the ages of 3-16 weeks are the most important in canine socialization. Credit: Getty Creative Generally the fear of disease, especially parvovirus, is so great for owners and veterinarians that too few puppies are exposed to other dogs during this socially critical period. A recent study featured in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association should put minds at...