SEVEN Common Dog Questions that pawrents have!
1. Why Does My Dog Like to Stare at Me?
Having a dog is like having a personal bodyguard. I mean, Our furkids are like little busybodies, always following us around the house. But, do you also catch your dog staring at you like a stalker, albeit a really adorable one? Have you ever stopped and wondered “why is my dog staring at me?”
Here’s why! Dog behaviourists had put them into these categories
→ Seeking attention or direction, desiring something or experiencing confusion.
2. Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
It’s completely natural and safe if you notice your dog eating on grass. Just ensure that the plant they are nibbling on isn’t poisonous to them. Grass is generally fine as it is digestible.
3. Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry?
Dog noses are usually wet as their noses have glands that produce mucus to keep them moist and also by the frequent licking. Unlike us, our dogs “sweat” (lose heat) via their noses and paws.
However, if your dog’s nose is dry, cracked or bleeding, please consult a vet.
4. Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?
Mother dogs clean up their puppies' den by eating their poop, and also to protect the puppies from predators. Puppies learn this behaviour from their mothers and also because of their curiosity to smell and taste everything.
Puppies usually outgrow this habit but if your dog continues to eat poop , it is probably due to boredom and lack of some nutrition. If it’s due to a lack of nutrition, you can consider some digestive enzymes to help your dog absorb his food better. If it’s a behaviour /boredom issue, you can consider speaking with a trainer to eliminate the behaviour.
5. How Often Should You Bathe a Dog?
According to many articles, you should bathe your dog once every three months. If you wash your dog weekly, do use a gentle shampoo. There are a few factors to decide how regularly you should bathe your furkid - their hair length, activity level, allergies and skin conditions. Lastly, when they start to smell.
6. Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?
Yes, twice daily and 3 times a week is the minimum recommendation to at least prevent tartar accumulation and to remove plaque.
7. How Can I Stop My Dog from Barking?
The answer is training. Do not expect the barking to stop overnight, training takes time and effort.