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Dog Insomnia May Be Due To Stress

Dog Insomnia May Be Due To Stress

Dogs are a lot like humans. If you’ve had a stressful day, it’s likely that your sleep that night won’t be the greatest. But not much research has been done on canines and the effect of stress on their sleep. A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B looked at the sleep quality of 16 adult dogs after they had either a positive or negative experience. The dogs that participated in the study were retrievers, vizslas, and mixed breed dogs.  The positive experience consisted of six minutes of tug of war, playing fetch or being petted…
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How To Pet A Dog

How To Pet A Dog

Most dog owners will likely find it somewhat strange to think they need instructions on how to pet a dog. After all, how much is there to it? You just pet him, right? Not so fast. Turns out, many dog owners have likely been petting their dogs and other people’s dogs the wrong way their entire lives. Here’s what you need to know: According to a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, dogs don’t like to be petted on their heads or paws and responded with what are known as “appeasement” gestures by licking their lips and yawning.…
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15 Ways Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You He’s Stressed

15 Ways Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You He’s Stressed

You can likely easily tell when a human is stressed out by the way they behave, but it’s not so easy to tell when your canine companion is suffering from anxiety or stress. This is particularly true if you have just adopted the dog and you have not had a chance to get to know them and their usual behaviors very well. Some dog behaviors are sure giveaways, but others are more subtle. Here are 15 ways your dog may be communicating with you that they are stressed. While these behaviors are seen in dogs who are stressed or anxious,…
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