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Pet Behavior

Veterinarian Opens Up About Why Pets Misbehave

Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: Veterinarians are in a unique position to observe unfortunate pet-related behavior on a daily basis. Here are my ...

Your Dog Knows Your Face--Even On Screen

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

It's no secret that dogs recognize their owners' faces in the flesh. But what happens when your canine companion is shown just a photo or video of you...

Do Dogs 'Catch' Yawns From Their Owners?

| Virginia Morell | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

Observant dog owners know that if they yawn, their dog is likely to do the same. It’s called contagious yawning, and it’s something that we do wit...

The Weird, Wonderful Ways Your Pet Shows Love for You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The behavior of the companion animals we share our lives with is at times fascinating, frequently entertaining, and sometimes downright puzzling. Here are a few examples of how the furry love of your life shows affection.

Stop and Smell the Roses: Aromatherapy as Enrichment for Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Enhance your pet's scent experience by putting your dog in a sit-stay and hiding some small treats around the house. When you're done, release her and encourage her to, "Find it!"

Do Dogs Feel Guilty? 'Scolding' Studies Yield Surprising Answer

| Jason G. Goldman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

“I walked into the house, and he was acting strange. I could tell he had done something wrong,” she told me. I pressed for further details. “His...

The Wet Side of Life With Dogs and Cats

Ken White | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I believe that Archie and Tsimmes lick me because we are a family, because I love them and they love me, and that they lick me in the morning because it's time to start the next happy day of our family life together.

WATCH: What's Your Dog Thinking? MRI Study Aims To Find Out

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/07/2012 02:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Fido's expressive face, including those longing...