Poop Eating (Coprophagia)

Humans find the thought of dogs eating poop (called coprophagia) disgusting, but the unsavory fact is that some dogs find eating their own feces or the feces of another animal, pleasurable. A dog may eat her own stool or that of another animal simply because she likes the taste. For example, cat poop is high Read More

Will Your Dog #PoopandTell?

Will your dog #poopandtell? Submit your dog's picture and tell us the most embarrassing place he has ever pooped, and you could win some awesome prizes from Positively and Earth Rated!

Poop & Tell

It's time to #poopandtell! Most of us are great about picking up after our dogs, but that doesn't mean that they haven't chosen some interesting times and places to do their business. From the unable-to-control-it winner of the world's largest dog show on TV to a "gotta go" pup whose owner is trying to impress Read More

Does Your Dog Point North When Pooping?

If you find yourself in need of a compass, you may not need to look further than your dog. Years of research by German and Czech scientists has shown that when dogs defecate, they tend to align themselves along a north-south axis, and they prefer to face north. Although this might seem like a unique Read More

Scoop Your Poop–Or Get DNA Tested!

A Massachusetts apartment complex is taking extreme measures to keep dog poop from ruining the community's common areas. Condo manager Barbara Kansky has instituted a DNA monitoring system to track down owners who don't pick up after their dog. The complex started by registering the DNA of all the dogs in the community by collecting Read More

Poop-Eating Pups

It’s one of the most disgusting predilections a dog can develop: poop-eating. You might think that such a foul habit points to a nutritional deficiency or that it means Fido's not getting enough to eat, but actually poop-eating (a.k.a. coprophagia) is a common pastime among dogs.

Nuisance Behaviors

Dogs can bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives, but they also have the potential to wreak major havoc. Lack of training and socialization, pent up energy, and stress can all cause a dog to act out and engage in various nuisance behaviors. From potty problems to chewing, and nipping, there are a Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 407

As Victoria wraps up her #poopandtell campaign, she and Holly read some of their favorite submissions. Radio host and pet journalist Steve Dale calls in to the Positively Hotline to chat about cat socialization and stress-free veterinary care for cats.

Positively Dog Training Episode 403

Victoria and Holly (along with guest host, Positively Director of Digital Content Alex Andes) talk about Victoria’s new #poopandtell campaign, and Holly’s dog experiences in San Diego. This week’s Ask Victoria questions get her all fired up, and Alex stumps both Holly and Victoria with Animal Academy.

The Dog Aggression Epidemic

Why is it that our pet dogs are struggling more than ever to cope in our domestic world? Resource guarding, leash aggression, aggression towards other animals, and aggression towards people are some of the most common aggression examples that dog trainers see on a daily basis.

Do Dogs Understand the Concept of “Less is More”?

Those of us with ravenous, perpetually hungry dogs might find it hard to believe that dogs could understand the concept of "less is more" as it pertains to food, but new research is showing just that. Researchers at the University of Kentucky wanted to see if hungry dogs chose the option that led to more Read More

What to Do if Rover Raids the Litter Box

Newsflash! National pet food marketing firm reports, “Next to week old fish, decaying road kill, and napkins from a woman’s monthly you know what, dogs vote cat poop favorite flavor.”

Weed Addiction

My dog Sadie is addicted to weed.  It’s gotten so bad that we’ve had to have several interventions (which, as evidenced by the fact that there have been a few, obviously means they haven’t been entirely successful).  She doesn’t necessarily admit to having a problem, but then I guess that’s to be expected.  When one Read More

A War in the Neighborhood

A war is about to start in my neighborhood, the same war that is being fought in neighborhoods around the world. There is a public footpath across the road from where I live. This path is used by runners, mothers pushing prams, children on their bicycles and people walking their dogs.