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Best Dog Toys For Aggressive And Anxious Pooches

Dogs are the best thing in the world. This had to be said at the beginning of this list. Dogs are adorably hilarious, dogs are dramatic, dogs are rays of sunshine that everyone should have in their homes. But... some of them are a bit anxious, and others can be somewhat aggressive sometimes. Rather than give up on them though, we, as owners, have to do out best to help them. 

Sometimes, helping your pup with their aggression or anxiety can be as simple as getting them a special new toy - one with treats inside, one with cooling properties, one that helps with teething. There are so many options, and we've collected some of the best ones for you right here. All of these products have been hand picked by us, the editors, and 'I Can Has Cheezburger' earns an affiliate commission on qualifying purchases from the products we link to.

And if you have an anxious cat on your hands rather than a dog, you can check out our list of relaxing products for anxious cats and kittens or our list of interactive cat toys for cats with too much energy on their hands. 

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Okay, we have to admit it to you, birds are one of our most favorite underrated animals, and parrots one of the top spots for us. Parrots are just so awesome. It's true, parrots are jerks with no sense of self-preservation sometimes, but other times, parrots talk to you in hilarious accents, or they might save you from a burning building, and when they have their cute moments… oh my goodness, we are absolutely smitten. 

This video has taken over our hearts. This is one of the happiest parrots we've ever seen. Belly up, playful, funny, and living life with so much joy in its heart. This is one happy animal, and no matter how many times it might have done something jerk-y, we would still be absolutely smitten by it. 

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12 Photos of Dogs Playing In The Mud (And Absolutely Loving It)

As much as we've integrated them into our lives, dogs still are animals. And animals have different instincts than humans. When dogs see a muddy puddle, it only exists for one purpose: to play in. And these dogs were lucky enough to wallow and frolick in the mud like little piggies, much to their joy. I wouldn't want to be the one cleaning them afterwards, though! For more dog photos, have a look at these gorgeous German Shepherds.

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Brrr! Snow is turned up in lots of places these days! I mean, have you heard about what's going on in Texas and Chicago? At least if it's cold there's snow to enjoy! Everyone seems to love the snow, for a little while that is. Even some cats seem to sometimes enjoy the snow! Which is weird considering their strong dislike for all things wet and cold. 

Here's a little house panther that can't seem to get enough of that delicious white luff! The black cat goes absolutely wild in the snow and it's such a joy to watch! Who wouldn't want that sort of excitement upon seeing and playing in the snow? This cat is an inspiration to us all. If it's snowing in your area, take a lesson from this cat and go enjoy it! 


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It's the little things in life that make it so beautiful, like a baby elephant taking a moment to roll around and play in the sand. 

Meet Pyi Mai, a recently rescued baby elephant who can be seen here enjoying her first-time sand bath! In the video, you'll see Pyi Mai wholesomely rolling about as her mother watches over her. These beautiful elephants were rescued and currently reside at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. 

Wishing this beautiful mother and her adorable baby elephant a wonderful life full of happiness!

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This is so precious and quite the perfect snow day! Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two giant pandas at the Smithsonian's national zoo took advantage of this wintery weather and went out to play in the snow! And from what we're seeing, looks like they had a lot of fun. Why go sledding down a snow-covered hill when you can simply slide down it on your back? 

These pandas seem to be really living in this moment and we can't help but smile at their playful interaction. We hope this video provides you with some smiles as well! Have a great day! 

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This one family got quite the adorable wholesome surprise when noticing a fox in their backyard at night. They decided to set up a camera in their backyard and discovered the cutest footage! 

Not just one fox, but two foxes -- playing in their backyard! Playing with their dog's toys, and just goofing around. Who wouldn't love a surprise like that? The footage of these foxes playing is simply too cute for us to handle.  

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Lion Cub Attacking Fall Leaves Is The Cutest Fight

Our hearts may just burst completely wide open and there's nothing that can be done about it. It's a phenomenon called cuteness overload and this cub has all those characteristics in the making. 

We've seen dogs frolicking in autumn leaves, heck we've seen cats enjoying the beautiful Fall weather, but lion cubs? Lion cubs in piles of fallen leaves and attacking them? Well, never have we ever seen anything so precious! 

Autumn is still here, and these photos are the only things keeping us warm right now. With winter right around the corner, we think we could all use these heartwarming images to help us brace for the inevitable cold. 

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Oscar Worthy Overly Dramatic Animals Playing Dead

Training animals can be one of the most fun things, and we've all seen clips of puppies playing dead with their tails wagging of joy like crazy. But apparently, not only doggos are Oscar worthy drama film actors. We can imagine what's going through some of these animals heads when they do this. 

The cats are probably like: "oh, wow, the human is actively encouraging naps, I can do that." And the dogs are probably thinking: "omg, I can lie down, I'm good, I'm very good, please, I'm so good, look how I lie down all dramatically," like they do about all tricks. But... what do hamsters think when they're giving the performances of their lifetime? And the dolphin? 

But no, the Oscar definitely goes to the otter. Treats for everyone though! They're all incredible actors.

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This insanely adorable video of pandas playing and rolling around with balls brings up one of life's most important questions - what's rounder, a ball or a rolled up panda? 

Having watched this video in its entirety multiple times, we can say with absolute certainty that... we have no idea. Sometimes, you look at the frames in this video and think to yourself: "where is the panda, I only see the balls." But alas, the panda is there. It's just rounder than you could ever expect.

Then again, maybe you would expect such confusion when it comes to pandas, since it is a known fact that pandas are basically always a mess. We love them for that exact reason though. Who doesn't love watching a panda stumble around in all its glorious cuteness? 

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This is just too cute for words! Turns out, bear cubs play just the same as human kids! They'll climb, rolls around, jump, explore their surroundings, and just enjoy each other's company! 

The video itself is 8 years old, and the camera work is definitely shaky, but the content is simply too good and too cute to forget about. A mean... a playground full of adorable bear cubs? Sign us up! 

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So precious! Just a handful of kittens playing in a Barbie Van -- what could be better? 

The best kind of carjacking would involve your car being taken over by kittens. The video posted on Reddit by user, throwaway4974694, says "I watch this video every so often when I need a smile and laugh."

Well, thank you for sharing this joy with the rest of us! 

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Here are 2 minutes of pure magic and love. 35-year-old Motuba, a gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, is seen here wrestling with his two-year-old son, Ajabu. 

Did you know what when a gorilla has its mouth open and shows only the lower teeth, it's in a playful mood and inviting to play? Pretty interesting! 

In the video, both father and son are in "play" mode, as they have their mouths opened slightly to indicate so. However, even more so, you can just see the pure love in Motuba's eyes as he watches over his son. 

We're feeling the love from this amazing dad, how about you? 

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Whoever said ball pits are just for kids and dogs? Cats can enjoy ball pits too! 

You may not expect it but if you think about, why wouldn't cats enjoy a cage filled with toys? It's a dream come true to any living creature! 

Thank you, walter santi, for this lovely video of cats frolicking through a huge ball pit filled with 500 multi-colored balls, it's been a blast to watch! 

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Vids Of Corvids Playing And Enjoying Life

Vids of corVIDS. Do you get it? 

Well, even if you hated that, we found it to be quite clever. 

Corvids belong to the same family of birds such as ravens, crows, jackdaws, magpies, etc. However, in common English, these birds would be known as part of the crow family, the technically correct term for them are corvids. 

Knowing that corvids are part of the crow family and seeing videos of them playing below, it makes sense because these bird species are known to be quite clever

What we didn't previously know, is that these birds could have so much fun. We like to think that if we were to turn into a bird for one day, we would go around riding windshield wipers, too. 

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It's a common question that some of us don't actually know the answer to. 

"Is my cat playing or fighting?" It's hard to say when it comes to animals, they do tend to play a bit rougher than what we would consider "playing". However, even with all that rough playing -- are they actually fighting?

Jackson Galaxy explains the difference. "In this episode,  Joanna asks me to look at a video clip of her two cats Pudim & Olivia to determine if her cats are having a good time or if she's got a big problem on her hands. I break down this video into body language, timing, and territory to give her (and you) the answers as to what's going on and how to move forward!"

Find out the truth!