— Australian researchers say some dogs are optimists while some are pessimists. But does their methodology justify the conclusion?
— I was angry and saddened like never before when my German Shepherd killed a rabbit -- as if she’d done something to personally affront me.
— It's Responsible Dog Ownership Month, so we've made a shortlist of 10 things that make a responsible dog owner. Do all these apply to you?
— For National Fight Procrastination Day, we asked a dog for tips -- and boy, he really came through.
— My dogs seek the sun multiple times in a single day. Are your dogs the same way?
— My Pit Bull's best friend is a cat, which busts more than a few wrongheaded myths about the breed. Does your dog have a surprising buddy?
— It seems like the easiest part of caring for a dog, but after I adopted my strong Lab GhostBuster, I realized how wrong I was.
— Let's be clear. "Dog lipstick" is a euphemism for penis, and most people don't like seeing it.
— In a thunderstorm, Tucker scrambled onto our roof, then jumped off and ran across town before collapsing. Has your dog been scared like that?
— Humping is common behavior among male and female dogs, who grind on toys, legs, and other dogs for a variety of reasons.
— The first time I took Sasha to a dog park, she immediately ran up to another dog parent and sat on the bench next to her.
— All dogs like to swim and play fetch, right? My dogs didn't get that memo. What about yours?
— The mouth is a primary means for a puppy to interact with the world, but training is needed when puppy biting turns from playful to harmful.
— Also, enter to win a complete collection of the reward-based dog-trainer's e-books and DVDs.
— When the right guy comes along, I'll know it -- and so will my dogs Bella, DiDi, and Toby.
— After the World Cup incidents, we ask Annie Phenix to suggest dog-training techniques.
— Don't wait until the first firework explodes before you think to check on your dog. Here are six tips to keep her comfortable and safe.
— What is it with dogs and cats and clean sheets? At my house, it's party time when I make the bed!
— I call my dispute resolution plan CuReD, and it has worked to manage cranky neighbors -- or at least make dog owners feel better ignoring them.
— It has been right in front of me all along. How could I not have seen it until now?
— I waited until it was dark and turned off all the lights in the house, then I searched with a blacklight -- sure enough, I found pee.
— Walking three dogs on retractable leads seemed like a good idea at the time, but my long hair ended up being a casualty -- and a hazard.
— When a neighbor's dog attacked a four-year-old boy, Tara the cat came to his rescue. Both are fine, but the dog faces euthanasia.
— We were No. 2 last year, and now we're nowhere to be seen. What the heck, NerdWallet?
— The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that every year, more than 4.5 million people in the United States are victims of dog bites.
— The pictures and video of Jin Dan walking on his hind legs for two days to protest a haircut are adorable -- and also highly improbable.
— When I get a dumb question about my dog, I'm SO tempted to use one of these comebacks.
— Do you believe that if a dog eats venison, he'll start chasing deer? Someone out there thinks so.
— After my Greyhound Vera confounded all my expectations, I learned an important lesson: Breed stereotyping affects more than just Pit Bulls.
— People who talk their dogs -- regardless of whether the dogs understand the words -- tend to be more bonded than those who don't.
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