Canine nose: 150 million olfactory receptors gather info from anal scent glands, helping dogs identify friend or foe, assess behavior and health.
Dogs love sticking their heads out of car windows for the thrilling smells, but it can overwhelm them.
Dogs seek rewards for going outside to potty. They remember past reinforcement and hope for more. (Source: Madeline Friedman, Innovative Dog Training)
Canines mark territory through scents on paws, not poor poop cover-up. It's instinctual communication for claims, availability, and warnings.
Zoomies: dogs release energy by sprinting around; common in young or inactive dogs; often after bath or during play. Source: PuppyLeaks.com.
Dog circling: Evolutionary self-protection behavior, alpha dog mimicry, preparing bed, getting comfortable.
Dogs whining in the car may be due to stress, fear, or motion discomfort. Treats and distractions can help. Fresh air or a window view may ease travel sickness.
Dogs chase their tails for various reasons: fun, attention-seeking, or due to medical issues like fleas or worms.
Pup humping is natural and can be triggered by sexual behavior, power/control, excitement, stress, or under-socialization.
Dogs dream: Pointer searches for game, Springer Spaniel flushes imaginary bird, Doberman fights dream burglar. Watch for eye movement in REM sleep