Dog Psychology

Do you ever wish you knew what your dog is thinking? Certified dog behaviorists, consultants, and trainers weigh in on common dog behavior and the psychology behind them.

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Do Dogs Have Emotions? What Science Says Your Pup Feels
Finally, the answer to if your pup actually feels guilty after he chews up your favorite shoes.
The Expert Guide on How to Properly Pet a Dog
Make your pup's leg go bonkers with these sweet-spot scratches.
Are Dogs Ticklish—and Should You Tickle Them? Here's What a Behavior Expert Recommends
Our pups like a lot of things we do: naps, walks, bacon. However, tickling might not rank high on their list.
Do Dogs Like Kisses? The Answer Might Surprise You
Before you pucker up, here's how dogs really feel about kisses from people.
Do Dogs Have a Sense of Time? Well, Sorta—and It's All Because of Us
Brainiac pups pick up on our cues and behaviors to know what to expect within each passing day—and of course, when dinner will be!

More Dog Psychology

Can Dogs See Ghosts? Here's What the Experts Say
Is your dog staring and barking at seemingly nothing? Does it make you wonder if he sees a ghost? Or is there some other explanation? We spoke with experts on the perplexing subject.
Why Does My Dog Hump?

Hump Day or not, humping is a common behavior in dogs—and the reasons they do it may not be what you think.