Dog Behavior

Dogs are unable to talk just like we do, but we can still understand their feelings by observing their behavior and body language. It is compulsory that an owner is aware of his dog's body language, as it will not only strengthen their bond, but will also prevent tragic results where the owner is forced to abandon his dog due to behavior problems. In this category, there are questions relating to the different body languages of dogs, their behavior, etc.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Behavior
Acronyms & Abbreviations

If K-9 refers to a dog then what does K-6 mean?

'K-9' sounds like canine (ca-nine) and is used as an abbreviation for canine units in the police force in America and in some armies. It is also the name of the fictional robot dogfeatured in the four television programmes Doctor Who (1963-present), K-9 and company (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-present) and K-9 (2009-present), and many books and other media associated with those shows. The nearest counterpart; a robot called Motoman K-6 is a real-life industrial welding robot manufactured by Welding Robots.

Otherwise, K6 or K-6 may be:

  • K6 (Mountain) mountain in Pakistan
  • AMD K6, a computer microprocessor
  • Bravo Air Congo IATA code
  • Sonata in C for Keyboard and Violin (Mozart) was the sixth work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart according to the Köchel catalogue
  • K-6 (Kansas highway), a state highway in Kansas
  • K-6 represents the grades which are traditionally grouped together in American elementary schools; formerly Kindergarten through to sixth grade
  • K6 HMG, a 12.7mm heavy machine gun of South Korea
  • Ka 6 glider manufactured by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co, Germany.
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Dog Breeds
Dog Behavior
Pit Bulls

How do you make your pit bull stronger?

You take them out for walks, and play with them.

Take them do gyms if they will alow animals and make it run in stuff.

Feed it very good food.

But making them become fighting dogs is never the answer, it is wrong!!

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Cats (Felines)
Dog Behavior
Poodles

Do poodles chase cats?

It depends. No certian breed of a dog chases cats more than other breeds. It depends on the dog's history and experience with cats.

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Animal Life
Dog Behavior

What does it mean when a dog turns its head left to right when your talking?

As cute as it is, the real reason dogs tilt their heads when you talk to them, or when they hear a loud noise, is simply a built-in survival instinct to utilize their ears to assess a situation. ... So next time your dog tilts its head when you talk to it, remember, it's not trying to look cute, it's just listening to you!

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Dog Behavior

Do dogs have scent glands in their paws?

Yes they do. Just like wolves do.

That is why some dogs scrape there paws backwards after going to the toilet. They are leaving more of their scent.

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Why do dogs pant and birds open their mouth and elephants flap their ears?

The reason why dogs and birds pant through their mouths and elephants flap their large ears, is to control (reduce) their temperature.

Some animals can sweat through their skins and cool themselves as this sweat evaporates from their skin.

However, dogs, birds and elephants (and perhaps some other animals) can not sweat so they either evaporate water in their mouths or pump blood into their 'radiator' sized ears to cool themselves.

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Can spayed female dogs still have a period?

no. Dogs don't have a period they have a cycle If your female dog has had an operation for desexing purposes she does not have a cycle at all . when you have your female dog desexed your vet will make sure that all her reproductive system can no longer function to have a cycle, if your female dog is having a cycle and you have had the operation done by a vet then I would take her back to the vet because Spaying, or desexing, is the term applied to the operation in which the ovaries and uterus are removed from the female dog . The object of spaying is to stop the bitch from coming on heat and reproducing, so if she is still having a cycle then shes not desexed most dogs will have a little scare on their belly from the operation I hope this answer your Question.

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Pit Bulls

Are pit bulls illegal in Texas?

No they are not i thought the same thing and almost moved my 4 month old pit to Oklahoma with my cusen...thank god i did some research

There are some cities in Texas that do not allow or restrict pit bull ownership, though. The only two at the moment are Garland and Madisonville City. (dogbite.org)

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Behavior

Why do dogs lick air?

If a dog smells something he likes, then he may lick the air to try and taste it.

There's also a behavior called "licking intention." it can mean "Consider yourself licked," "Hello over there," or "I'lm sorry for whatever I did, let me come nearer."

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Dog Behavior

Name something you might see a dog holding in its mouth?

bone, newspaper, shoe, ball, food, chew toy, stick.

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Dog Health
Dog Behavior

How do you get grass out your dogs eye?

Use saline solution like what you'd use to clean contact lenses. The dog will blink out the grass.

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Dog Breeds
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Animal Behavior
Pugs

How long does it take for a pug to get pregnant?

when she is in heat. (on her period) most fertile days are the 11th-15th

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Behavior

What does it mean when your dog nudges another animal with his snout?

A dog may nudge another animal with it's 'snout' because it may want it's attention for any ceritain reason. I'm not entirely sure, in some cases they nip, or lick. My dog nudges my cat purely because it wants the cat to knowledge it's existance. The cat completely ignores him, which then causes him to bark.

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It is part of their conversation. My German Shorthair, Allie, nudges me when she wants to say something. She has certain sounds and whines for certain things. Whether she says her water dish is empty (she takes me to the kitchen sink and whines) or it is 6pm and time for her supper (takes me to her tupperware container with her food, across the kitchen from her dish) or goes to the turntable cupboard, waits for you to open it, and SHE takes out her quart jar with snacks.

She converses. Does she want to go out? Opens the door to let herself back in. Also, whines at 9pm, time to go to bed. She loves being at my computer area, lays at my feet.

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Dog Training
Dog Behavior

Lately my dog will act confused and hide under the bed after being outside He has his own bed that he normally sleeps in Do you think he might have eaten a frog?

It's hard to judge why your dog is confused. He may have eaten something weird, but you wouldn't know from that one symptom. If he has diarrhea (if his poop isn't solid), then it might mean he's eaten something bad but it usually doesn't result in confusion, so I doubt he ate a frog. If his sleeping, eating, and living habits change, then you should seriously consider the problem...

Your dog may be confused from a fear of something, which I think is most likely. I suggest you take a few hours to spend some time quietly with your dog in the backyard, with little interaction. Soon your dog will wander off on his own, and then you might find out the problem! :)

Another possibility is that your dog might be sick. If you have evidence leading to your dog eating a frog or something else, then maybe he caught a virus from that.

I'm pretty sure that your dog isn't seriously in danger, but remember that you should always have your vet's phone number on hand!

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Dog Breeds
Dog Behavior
Pit Bulls

How do you train my blue nose pit bull?

well it depends on how you want to train them if you want to make them protective over you that's easy you only keep them around you don't let anyone pet and love on them exept for you pit bulls are easy to train. but if you want them to be nice take them around people for they will be use to people really it all depends and some pits don't have a mean bone in there body like my brothers dog use to be crazy but they played the crazy right out of her and now she is the nicest dog you will ever meet

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Human Behavior

What does it mean when a person puts dog mess at your front door and a trial of ashes in your yard?

It means you have terrible neighbors with too much time on their hands. With all the misery on this planet, you would think people would find something more constructive to do. GROW UP WORLD!

Or it could mean that your dog defecated in someone else's yard, and you refused to clean it up. So they put it in your yard to send a message.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Behavior

Who picks up guide dogs poop?

The blind person does

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Veterinary Medicine

What if a puppy only opens one eye?

Most puppies have slightly different open times for each eye, generally separated by less than 2 hours. However, it is possible for a puppy to have one eye open on one day (say, a Monday) and the other eye not open until the next day (in this example, Tuesday). However, if one eye remains closed after the other has opened over 24 hours prior, you should take your puppy to a veterinarian for examination.

Sometimes puppies can be born with congenital structure issues in one eye that prevents the eye from opening naturally. Puppies are also quite susceptible to orbital bacterial infections, which can also cause an eye to not open as normal.

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Dog Behavior

Can adult dogs eat puppy food?

No, puppy food is for growing pups, it helps the pup develop a healthy brain and strong bones. Full grown dogs should be eating food for DOGS. puppy food is not enough to fill a Full grown dogs stumach.

Puppy food is good for and should be given to pregnant dogs for about a month before she has the puppies, and it's good to continue with puppy food for a while after she has them. By feeding your adult dog puppy food, she will be able to consume the necessary nutrients to provide for her rapidly growing brood. You can gradually switch her back to her adult food after the pups are 4-5 weeks old.

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Wolves

Can wolves be trained to be loving house dog pets?

NO. Wolf cubs taken from wolf dens even as young as five days old will be quite fine until they're 8 weeks old, and then rapidly become quite wolf-like, independent, and difficult. Since they are among the strongest of the canines, like any other large breed of dog in terms of strength, speed, and power of biting jaws, with their uncooperative attitude, they can be extremely dangerous. It takes a minimum of eight generations of very careful selective breeding to create a domesticated animal from a wolf. Nova, 2010. However, since wolves prefer to avoid rather than cause trouble with humans, even owner-humans, they are not the most likely to bite -- being behind about five other dog breeds in likelihood of actual attack. But if they do, look out!

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No. Not because they are "vicious" or "dangerous" either. That is a myth. Wolves do not make good pets because they are timid and afraid of humans by nature. They are very smart, but hard to train and are stubborn and ignore commands anyway. They require intense amounts of socialization. The biggest reason why people do not own wolves is because they need a 1600 sq ft enclosure with at least 8 foot high fencing. Wolves cannot be in the house - they are extremely destructive and cannot be trained or disciplined other wise. So unless you don't mind losing all, and I mean ALL, of your furniture, torn up carpets, chewed up walls, and broken doors then I would not get a wolf.

Not to mention that it is illegal in the USA to have a pure wolf without being a sanctioned USDA approved facility. Also, there are no breeders in the USA who sell or breed REAL pure wolves. There is a big controversy over "wolf" and wolfdog breeders. Most "wolf" and wolfdog breeders that advertise wolves are actually selling (sometimes poorly bred) wolfy-looking dogs such as Huskies or German Shepherds or high percentage wolfdogs.

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I wouldn't recommend a wolf. My cousin has two VERY destructive Huskies, which have gotten out the house several times, ignored orders, and bite. These are very closely related to wolves, which proves that wolves are even MORE difficult to train. But if you decide to get a wolf, (Good luck) I'd imagine that they'd probably get out of the house, harass other dogs, which may lead to possibly killing any cat, rabbit, and small dog in sight. You might want to consider a wolfdog hybrid. They are legal. However, it takes a lot of know-how to be able to fully own and train a wolfdog.

Edit: There are exceptions. As a 30+ year trainer of War Dogs (in combat), K9s, and Protection Dogs (and having the required permits to rehab or own) I've had 3 wolves (brought to me by people that tried to gas the entire den). I've also spent a full cycle with them in the wild, solitary in the mountains and I love the big guys. They are NOT DOGS and not suitable as pets unless everyone they daily encounter has a similar training background and you have appropriate facilities. Definitely not family pets. They instinctively respond differently and have to be trained and handled differently. Staring into their eyes around an evening fire (these were wild wolves I'd gotten to know) and you'll immediately notice a completely differently level of intelligence. Not more or less than say an alpha German Shepherd, but different.

That said, my edit is to advise NEVER to acquire a wolf/dog hybrid. They may be pretty, but, by nature, confused between constantly competing wild animal with it's prey instincts and domesticated pet. People breeding them are are out to make a buck with little consideration of the consequences. By definition, they will never be clear headed or well bred but always "hard animals" to handle and dangerous to an average person. Even if you understand them to a large degree.

Even my own German Shepherd War Dog, trained to do irreparable damage when "sent" after an enemy loves kids and puts up with them pulling on his ears, tail, trying to ride him, etc., enjoys them all and is trained to protect them if they are threatened. He also dominates the wolf in residence that I'm rehabilitating (to be released back to the wild in Yellowstone). Though normally fine, if triggered for whatever reason, an adult male @ 285-300 lbs stands little chance and I've had it try me, for reasons unknown (incident resolved without injury to either). The point being, DO NOT acquire one.

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Dog Behavior

Why do male dogs hike their leg to urinate?

To mark there territory

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This also allows the urine to be aimed at the object being marked, as opposed to a spot on the ground.

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Dog Behavior

Why are dogs so forgiving?

Dogs love you and look up to you, and they love attention. They also treat you like one of their pack.

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Dog Behavior

Can dogs have five fingers on there paw?

Yes. Generally, a dog has five toes on the two front paws and four toes on their back paws. Some owners have their dogs "thumbs" removed as puppies.

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How can you keep your dog from licking stitches?

Put a plastic cone around your dogs head and that should stop him/her. Avalible from most vets.

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Why is your dog drueling brown slobber?

If this only lasted for like 15 minutes at most, he could have just ate dirt or something. Was he just outside, is that a possible answer?? If this lasts for very long, GO TO A VETERNARIAN IMMEDIATELY!!!! DO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES. I'M SURE YOU LOVE YOUR DOG. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT HE COULD BE SICK. I hope you make the right decision. <3<3 Lots of love to your dog, and good luck.

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