Dog Behavior Directory
Is your dog's behavior normal? Barking, digging, humping, whining –- sometimes it's hard to know if you should ignore the behavior or try to teach him to behave better. And how do you reward the good behavior? Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of typical and unusual dog behaviors and much more.
Howling in Dogs
WebMD discusses reasons why dogs howl and what you can do to train a howling dog
Food Guarding and Food Protection in Dogs
WebMD discusses food and resource guarding behavior in dogs and how to treat it.
Understanding Why Dogs Bark
WebMD explains why some dogs bark too much and offers tips on breaking them of the habit.
Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
WebMD discusses how dogs display many different kinds of compulsions, such as spinning, pacing, tail chasing, fly snapping, barking, shadow or light chasing, excessive licking and toy fixation.
Pets' Amazing Abilities: Can They Sniff Cancer, Low Blood Sugar, and More?
WebMD talks to experts about whether dogs can sniff cancer, predict seizures, and more.
Depression in Dogs
WebMD discusses causes and symptoms of dog depression, and how you and your vet can work together to treat depression in canines.
Dog Separation Anxiety Symptoms and Solutions
If your dog shows separation anxiety, fear of storms, or aggression, there are solutions that may help. But to treat the problem, you must first understand the causes of dog anxiety. WebMD explores the topic with expert Victoria Stilwell.
Your dog can tell you a lot by the way he acts. Know what to look for.
Watch your dog to find out what’s on its mind.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Dog Behavioral Problems -- Barking, Chewing, and More
WebMD’s Dog Behavioral Problems Slideshow explains how to help eliminate common issues like chewing, excessive barking, aggression, biting, jumping, and begging.
Slideshow: Is My Dog Normal?
WebMD decodes a range of puzzling canine customs, from chasing their own tails to rolling around in unmentionables, Many quirky habits are normal in dogs, though a few may suggest hidden medical problems.
Slideshow: Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats
Pet emotions, body language, contagious diseases, intelligence, and care are explored in this myth-busting feature. Pictures illustrate puzzling dog and cat behaviors in a glance.
Slideshow: The Best Dog Breed for Your Health and Personality
WebMD illustrates the personalities of several canine companions that will compliment your lifestyle. Whether you have allergies, mobility problems, or a house full of kids, there is a dog that fits your household.