Unlocking Canine Astrology: Insights into Your Dog's Zodiac Sign

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Unlocking Canine Astrology: Insights into Your Dog's Zodiac Sign

Hey you! What's your sign? Zodiac signs are a common topic of conversation in the human world, but have you ever considered them in the pet world too? Just like you, your dog has a birthday, and therefore a zodiac sign.

Millions of people read their horoscope daily, so maybe we should be thinking about dog zodiac signs too! Here’s everything you need to know about zodiac signs for dogs and the common personality traits of each one.

 

Do Zodiac Signs Apply to Dogs?

Zodiac signs represent specific periods of the year based on the position of the sun in relation to the Earth—and your specific zodiac sign depends on which period of the year you were born. It’s the same for dogs too!

Switching signs every 30 days, a sun sign can give a glimpse into traits and tendencies. It could even help explain why one pup seems to act like the life of the party and another prefers to keep to themselves.

If you know when your dog was born, you can pinpoint their zodiac sign easily and discover their dog horoscope. If you don’t know, maybe paying attention to their behavioural traits and habits can help you make an educated guess. 

But are dog zodiac signs real? It really depends on who you ask! Whatever the case may be, getting to know our dogs that little bit more through dog zodiac signs is something fun to explore.

 

Aries Dog (March 21-April 19)

Is your dog always up for a challenge? Then you might have an Aries on your hands. First of the zodiac signs and first to start anything new, it’s the spirit of the Ram - in a dog’s body. Agility might be their calling. 

Strengths:

  • Brave, always ready for a new adventure
  • Energetic and ready to play
  • Natural leaders 

Quirks:

  • Impulsive and will give into temptation
  • Impatient—they want the treat now! 🥓
  • Overly competitive

Enrichment:

Aries dogs will love to test out their agility skills and have fun outside so consider picking up a fetch or tug toy for them.

 

Taurus Dog (April 20-May 20)

Set your watch to the walkies and play times because for Taurus, routine is everything. And make sure that all your dog gear and treats are of the highest quality, because they are definitely into the finer things in life. 

Strengths:

  • Reliable; you can always depend on this dog
  • Patient, with both you and other dogs 
  • Dependable

Quirks:

  • Stubborn when it comes to training 🦮
  • Change-resistant
  • Overly cautious with new experiences

Enrichment:

Make sure that all your dog gear and treats are of the highest quality because Taurus dogs are definitely into the finer things in life! Don’t forget to also pick up some poop bags to keep their yard clean.

 

Gemini Dog (May 21-June 20)

Sit! Stay! Heel! Roll over! Does your dog know EVERY command? Gemini is the master communicator, so keep the dialogue going. And don’t be surprised if they’re just as vocal back. Husky songs, anyone?

Strengths:

  • Adaptable, so you’ll have no issue changing up their environment
  • Intelligent—they’ll learn fast 🤓
  • Sociable with you and other dogs

Quirks:

  • Indecisive—they’re just not sure which toy they want to play with
  • Easily distracted, so you’ll have to work at that while training
  • Restless, may need extra breaks during training

Enrichment:

Keep the communication flowing when training and always reward with treats!

 

Cancer Dog (June 21-July 22)

Got a pup that kisses the tears off your face? Does your dog give new meaning to puppy eyes? Waves of emotion are Cancer’s forte. But don’t be fooled; they definitely have their silly moments and WILL remember that time when dinner was late.

Strengths:

  • Empathetic, and ready to cheer you up when upset 💚
  • Loyal to their owners
  • Intuitive

Quirks:

  • Sensitive—they don’t like to be scolded
  • Moody 
  • Overly protective of their people

Enrichment:

Stuff your dog’s favourite treats into an Enrichment Toy for a delicious treat. To make the treat last longer, throw it into the freezer.

 

Leo Dog (July 23-August 22)

Whatever your pup loves to do, they’re going to give it their 110% - and just might appreciate an audience while they do it. Remember that positive reinforcement is everything to these Lion-Dogs. Their heart is as tender as it is big.

Strengths:

  • Confident with other dogs
  • Charismatic, always the star of the show
  • Ready to learn complicated tricks

Quirks:

  • Self absorbed—everything’s obviously all about them
  • Impulsive, so make sure to keep a hold of their leash!
  • Carefree - bordering on reckless 😜

Enrichment:

Your lion-dog will love plenty of TLC from you and lots of positive reinforcement.

 

Virgo Dog (August 23-September 22)

Excuse me, did you just cut that treat in half to convince me it’s two? Virgo is all about the details, and believe us - they noticed that’s not actually two treats. Also, they definitely know that’s not the way to the dog park. Nice try.

Strengths:

  • Prudent—they want to stick by your side
  • Practical when it comes to their choices
  • Reliable, great companions for off-leash hikes where appropriate

Quirks:

  • Perfectionist—they’ll get frustrated if they can’t master a trick
  • Reserved, they don’t immediately warm up to other dogs
  • Shy with humans 🫣

Enrichment:

Lots of dogs love to play fetch but Virgo dogs will love the added excitement that comes with Fetch Toys. The erratic bounce and unpredictable movements will keep them engaged for even longer.

 

Libra Dog (September 23-October 22)

Most popular pup at the dog park? Sharing toys and always up for a group walk? Libra is here to spread the love and make sure everyone is having fun. Every new dog they meet is an opportunity for a new friend.

Strengths:

  • Charming, and loved by dogs and people
  • Sociable with all creatures
  • Balanced; ready to play and lounge in equal measure

Quirks:

  • Indecisive
  • A little too eager to please
  • Very sensitive 🥹

Enrichment:

Grooming products are great for keeping your loving Libra clean when they are out and about making new friends.

 

Scorpio Dog (October 23-November 21)

The dog that always seems a bit aloof but sticks to you like glue. Feels like an old soul on four legs. Scorpio’s devotion is unwavering and a little mysterious. This is truly your BFF. Nothing is keeping you two apart. So make sure you have plenty of toys!

Strengths:

  • Passionate
  • Resourceful
  • Loyal to their owners

Quirks:

  • Possessive; you might need to work with them on that
  • Guarded; unwilling to open up to strangers 🙅

Enrichment:

Scorpio’s devotion is unwavering and a little mysterious. Our calming collection is perfect for the Scorpios who won't leave your side.

 

Sagittarius Dog (November 22-December 21)

Is that spot dog-friendly? What if we went EVERYWHERE? The Sagittarius dog is a free spirit living life like you forgot to close the gate. It’s the dog the mailman loves, and everyone at the store knows by name.

Strengths:

  • Optimistic—every day’s a great day
  • Enthusiastic about learning new tricks
  • Independent, and able to be left alone for long periods 

Quirks:

  • Impulsive
  • Head in the clouds ☁️
  • Sometimes uncommitted to their family

Enrichment:

Plenty of walks and outdoor adventures are the best enrichment for these pups.

 

Capricorn Dog (December 22-January 19)

Diligent. Driven. Does your dog have all the certifications? They just might be a Capricorn. Make sure you give them plenty of belly rubs for a job well done. They appreciate it more than you might realise.

Strengths:

  • Responsible and ready to look after everyone else
  • Reliable
  • Resilient and able to bounce back from anything 💪

Quirks:

  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Overly cautious 
  • Not very emotional

Enrichment:

A yummy treat-dispensing toy will work wonders for the Capricorn dogs who need a little help winding down.

 

Aquarius Dog (Jan 20-Feb 18)

Your dog appreciates only a select group of dogs in the neighbourhood and might just have a very unique look. For some reason everyone describes your dog as cool and now you know why. Hello, Aquarius.

Strengths:

  • Innovative—the new tricks and activities they get up to will always make you laugh
  • Friendly with everyone
  • Independent

Quirks:

  • Can be emotionally detached
  • Rebellious, so you may be in for a challenge 😎
  • Uncompromising

Enrichment:

A fun playdate with their doggy friend could be the perfect enriching activity for your Aquarius dog.

 

Pisces Dog (Feb 19-March 20)

Staring out the window for hours, taking it all in? Take it all in with them. Let’s walk on the sunny side of the street and sniff all the flowers. If your dreamy Pisces pup wore glasses, truly they’d be rose coloured.

Strengths:

  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Comforting when you’re upset

Quirks:

  • Prone to escaping, so look out 👀
  • Overly sensitive, and perhaps a little prone to anxiety
  • Easily influenced by other dogs!

Enrichment:

Place a table under a window so your dog can be your very own neighborhood watch. Pieces dogs are dreamy and can stare out the window for hours!

 

Dog Astrology and Your Relationship With Your Puppy

Exploring your dog’s zodiac sign can help enhance your relationship with your puppy as you better understand their personality traits, as well as their likes and dislikes! 

Here are some tips for using zodiac signs to better your relationship:

  • Adapt to their playfulness level: If your dog is high-energy like a Leo, give them much more playtime than you would give, say, a Capricorn pup.
  • Take note of their likes and dislikes: If you have a dog who loves spending time with their owner, like a Pisces, spend more one-on-one time with them than you might spend with a Sagittarius dog.
  • Consider your own Zodiac sign: Think about your own zodiac sign and what you might have in common with your dog’s. Finding common traits and interests can help you bond.
  • Pay attention to their individuality: The zodiac signs are not an exhaustive list of traits. Make sure to pay attention to your specific dog and adapt accordingly!
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    As Aryel Lafleur, a veterinary technician and co-owner of Trop Chien explains, “during the critical socialisation period in puppies (between 8 and 16 weeks of age), it's crucial to positively expose your puppy to various situations. Summer provides more opportunities for effective socialisation due to the increased occurrence of events such as festivals, and outdoor activities like paddle boarding and camping.”

    If your pup is born in the winter months and hits their key socialisation period when it’s cold and rainy, it’s not surprising that they may not be as sociable as a summer puppy. It’s not just humans who might not want to sit in the rain to make friends! 

    So could this difference in sociability as a result of the month they were born in be evidence of dog horoscopes being real? That’s up to you to decide!

     

    Final Thoughts

    Dog zodiac signs are a fun way to start discovering your dog’s personality! Make sure to be open to the possibility your dog will not fit the exact mold of their sign, but they’re definitely bound to have some traits that match up.

    Credit: Ash Montgomery - earth rated

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