Bait Dog - Brutal Use of Man's Best Friend

Before you start reading this article, we would like to say that this is a sensitive topic, but dog fighting’s brutal truth. The more we know, the more we can do to put an end to the worst and most cruel animal practices in the world, which dog fighting is a part of.  Dog fighting has been a widespread practice since Roman times, and dogs have been pinned against each other as well as against other animals for thousands of years. Luckily, society has thoroughly changed, and these brutal and barbaric practices have been outlawed and banned in most places on Earth. If you are interested in learning more a...

Dog Zoomies - Why do They Happen?

Have you ever noticed your dog suddenly started running across the yard or around your home? If you have, you might have witnessed dog zoomies. The first time owners witness that there is probably a bit of laugh involved. Still, after the initial smiles, there are a couple of unanswered questions left. Why did the dog suddenly start running? Did something scare them? Were they stung by an insect? Stick with us, and we will let you know all there is to know about zoomies. What are zoomies? Zoomies are a sudden burst of energy that is not uncommon among dogs. Luckily, there is no reason to panic, and zoom...

Do Dogs Cry? Dog Owners Know the Answer

If you ask a dog owner the question, “Do dogs cry?” we are pretty sure they will tell you their dog can cry. That is partly true. Dogs have emotions, and they can produce tears, but do they cry as we humans do? The shortest possible answer is - no. However, dogs are emotional beings, and they feel different emotions, even though they are not as complex as ours. To paraphrase the famous Ad Vingerhoets, a renowned professor of Emotions and Well-being at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, “Humans are the only species that produce tears because of emotions.” Dogs have different settings t...

How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years?

There is a longstanding belief among dog owners that one human year equals seven dog years. Most of us heard it, and if you have ever been to a dog park or talked about dog age with other owners, you probably heard it too. The truth is, that is an outdated and not so accurate concept. The exact formula goes a bit differently. Dog year calculator Keep in mind that there is no exact scientific method to calculating dog years in human years and that this is supposed to let you know how fast dogs are aging. Also, the calculator works differently for different dog breeds. It would be impossible to use the 1-...

Dog Howling: Why They Do It And How To Stop It?

Dogs communicate with their environment and owners in many different ways. They bark, grunt, snark, lean, touch, and they howl. Howling is often confusing because most of us connect that with wolves and wolf-like behavior. Our dogs are related to wolves, and it shouldn’t surprise us they love howling. Howling can be very cute, especially if your little puppy tries to howl. The problem can arise if your dog starts howling excessively. As owners, we need to understand why our dog is howling because it can be harmless and fun, but it can be a worrying sign in some cases. Why do dogs howl? Howling has deep...

Did You Know Dogs Can Drive?

There is no denying that dogs are smart. One Border Collie learned more than 1.000 words and names for different objects. They are capable of learning incredible things if they have dedicated enough owners or handlers and proper motivation. SPCA in New Zealand decided to test how far dog training can go, and they taught two dogs to drive a car. The historic event was broadcasted, and Porter, a ten-month-old Bearded Collie crossbreed, was the first dog to drive a car. He was followed by Monty, an 18-month old Giant Schnauzer crossbreed that repeated everything his predecessor did. Training process Of cou...

Dog Fighting Through History

Dog fighting is a brutal blood sport that has luckily been banned in most countries around the globe. It is mostly connected to criminal underground and illegal activities. Rescue organizations and activists have done a lot to help solve this problem, but it still exists. We are entirely against such barbaric traditions, and dogs shouldn’t suffer because of someone’s bloodlust. However, the problem still survives because there is a lot of money involved in these illegal activities, and criminals tend to earn a lot if they have a winning dog. We have gone so far as society, and we believe it is only a ma...

Juji Dog: Have You Heard About the Biggest Dog in the World?

Have you heard about Juji, the enormous dog? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat. Juji became an internet sensation after his owner, Christopher Cline, decided to post their adventures online. More precisely, they took Instagram by the storm and gained hundreds of thousands of followers. Chris is posting their everyday life, and people were left in awe as they saw the 10-feet dog with his owner. In most of their pictures together, Juji looks at least twice the size his owner Chris is. People couldn’t believe what they saw, and we were in disbelief as well the first time we saw Chris’s pictures and vi...

How Long Do Dogs Live?

Getting a dog is one of the best things you could do in your life. Your dog will be responsible for unconditional love, laughs, and many different joys in your life. All dog owners have a glooming question in the back of their minds "How long do dogs live?" All journeys end the same, and life is is a journey. The same is for humans as it is for dogs. We would love nothing more than for science to allow our dogs to live forever. But until that happens, we will have to accept that our dogs will have to leave us at some point. The best thing we can do is enjoy their company as much as we can, while we can,...

Can Dogs See In The Dark?

There is no doubt that dogs are amazing. We are fascinated by many awesome things our dogs can do, and if you are a dog owner, you probably wondered before, “Can dogs see in the dark?” It is a question that fascinated us, so we decided to sniff around and find out the truth. The shortest possible answer to that question would be - yes. The longer answer would be - dogs see in the dark better than humans but worse than cats. Here is why. Genetics and nature Most dog owners noticed that their dog could see things in the dark even when we cannot see anything. That is because they have a slightly different...