Fun Facts

Pseudo Training Devices

Pseudo Training Devices

So a man had a problem with his dog. (This is a true story). When going out the front door, if the dog saw a squirrel, he tended to bolt off the le...
Bats Are Not Blind

Bats Are Not Blind

Animal Fact No. 1: Bats are not blind. In fact, they have separate vision capabilities for both day and night sight. The fact that they navigate ...
Your Domestic Dog Has But One Ancestor

Your Domestic Dog Has But One Ancestor

    For centuries, it has been thought that domestic dogs may have been the product of a mix of canine and other species of animals. Brown wolves,...
Who Is Your Dog Really Barking At?

Who Is Your Dog Really Barking At?

When the postman comes up the front path, and your dog starts barking, she or he is only following an ancient impulse to protect her or his packma...
Your Dog Pushes Food Bowl with Its Nose

Your Dog Pushes Food Bowl with Its Nose

Did you ever wonder what your dog is trying to do when she or he pushes her or his food bowl across the kitchen floor, and into a corner somewhere?...
Ever Wondered Why a Deer Freezes in the Headlights?

Ever Wondered Why a Deer Freezes in the Headlights?

Have you ever wondered why a deer will "freeze" in the middle of the road when it sees a car approaching? It would seem to be such a self-destruct...
Why Does Your Dog Kick Backwards After Defecation?

Why Does Your Dog Kick Backwards After Defecation?

Most dogs, after "doing their business," will step away, and kick backwards with their rear legs. It may appear, since we tend to anthropomorphize ...
Why Can a Small Dog Intimidate a Large Dog?

Why Can a Small Dog Intimidate a Large Dog?

If your large dog suddenly encounters a much smaller but aggressive dog, and seems to be intimidated by the small animal, there is a very good re...
Lone Wolf Not So Lonely?

Lone Wolf Not So Lonely?

Lone wolf not so lonely? It now appears that contrary to popular image, lone wolves are very much a part of the pack dispersal arsenal that wolves,...
Wolves Do Not Kill For Fun

Wolves Do Not Kill For Fun

Wolves do not kill prey "for fun." This myth has been around for at least 100 years, probably longer. I was actually told this by a person on anot...