Why Do Dogs Kick Their Back Legs

As a dog expert, I often observe behaviours that are both endearing and puzzling to pet owners. One such behaviour is when dogs kick their back legs, often seen after going to the toilet or during play. This action, while seemingly odd, is deeply rooted in canine...

Why Do Dogs Pull on the Lead

Walking your dog is one of the quintessential duties of dog ownership, offering both the animal and its human companion invaluable benefits, including exercise, mental stimulation, and an opportunity to strengthen their bond. However, many dog owners face the...

Why Do Dogs Scratch The Carpet?

If you share your home with a canine companion, you’ve likely witnessed them scratching at the carpet, a behaviour that might leave you puzzled, concerned, or even slightly annoyed, especially if your flooring has seen better days because of it. As a canine...

Why Do Dogs Dig on Beds and Couches?

As a dog behaviourist, I’ve often been asked why our canine companions exhibit certain behaviours that, while endearing, can sometimes be puzzling or even slightly destructive. One such behaviour is the act of digging or scratching at beds and couches. To...

Why Do Dogs Sneeze When Excited?

In the world of canine behaviour, certain actions and responses can often seem puzzling to us humans. One such intriguing behaviour is when our four-legged friends sneeze during moments of excitement. To the uninitiated, this might appear odd or even concerning, but...