HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAPRICORN!
Patient and prudent, the Capricorn dog has super canine drive. Born under the tenth sign of the Zodiac, the Goat is a go-getter and goes for it (in agility and obedience) like a sporting breed retrieving a stick. So, it's your endurance that helps you win in the show ring or at home. What makes you a good dog: Not only are you self-reliant, but your Top Dog position allows you to tend to those people and pets who are down and out. You can be counted on to offer a helpful paw without a growl.
What makes you a bad dog: As a take-charge animal, you can take your controlling Bully Dog ways too far. (Read: Your bossy canine behavior can make even your humans growl!)
Grr-eat matches: Other earthy signs (like Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will cherish your down-to-earth nature.
Dog-loving celebrity: Betty White
If you need help figuring out your pet's sign, please see What's Your Dog's Sign?
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
During the tail part of January, change at home may be a tad unsettling for melancholy Capricorn canines. Think temporary. Come on – head up Pooch! Blame it on relocating or a new c-a-t. Speaking of self-serving felines, why not act like one! Escape into dreamland and take more catnaps in the afternoon sunshine. Grr-eat days: 11, 12
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Your go-pup energy is way up, thanks to this month's fresh routine. In other words, you can forget winter blahs this New Year and get a move on! FYI: Around the Full Moon on January 28 curl up next to a warmhearted human or another warm fuzzy and rejuvenate your Waterbearer body and spirit. Grr-eat days: 14, 15
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
It's an ideal time to put your idealistic Piscean heart to work. Before you reach out and play mighty dog, use your canine smarts. Are your Rin Tin Tin rescue efforts realistic? Be cautious Dreamer, especially during the Full Moon on January 28. You don't want to end up a sad dog tale on the 11 o'clock news, do you? Grr-eat days: 17, 18
ARIES (March 21 - April 20)
Your physical drive is way down these days, Ram dogs. Perhaps it's a backlash from post-holiday stress or winter blues. Thanks to peppy Mars, you'll feel like your old fiery self after January 18 and enjoy the New Year like a new action-oriented puppy toy. Translation: Plenty of travel, parks, shopping stores and even your human's workplace will fill out your month and you'll be game. Grr-eat days: 10, 14
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)
Whoa! Sending mixed signals to your two-legged or four-legged companions can make the New Year start on rocky ground. A stable environment is a must-have for The Bull. So hold on Taurean doggies because the New Moon on January 13 will help you send the right telepathic message and clear the air. Grr-eat days: 21, 22
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
The New Moon on January 13 finds you HIGH STRUNG!!! Is your past (with a flighty pet or human) sabotaging your present dog days? Don't despair. By the month's end you'll shake off past memories and be ready to forgive (not forget). And those Geminian dog smiles and tail wags will part of your New Year. Grr-eat days: 28, 29
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
Energizing Mars plays a role in your flighty dog antics this month. So, you may play the escape artist and give your family a scare. Beware that a doggie flashback (or two) can put you in a crabby mood. Hint: Howl daily and your humans may bring home a canine chum or let you play with the neighbor's dog or child. Grr-eat days: 3, 26
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
On January 13, the New Moon is a symbol for Lion dogs to roll over past habits. Best advice: Vow this year to chill out for your own health and happiness. Enjoy life more (remember how Snoopy retreats to his imagination?). P.S. Fetch the leash and get in your human's face and give them that "Please take me out NOW" dog stare. Grr-eat days: 28, 29
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
Mars in his workhouse is giving you puppy-like energy all month. That means the more stuff you do, the more energy you'll have. Enjoy going on human errands and romping in human parks. Forget working like a dog – it's your time to live it up like people do. Go do it, Virgoan dogs! Grr-eat days: 30, 31
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
Dog kisses, cat cuddles and human pats on the head are on your Libran mind, but your need for partnership can irk some pets and people. Since you're a die-hard romantic (and such a lovable pup) take it s-l-o-w. You'll get the human love that you deserve by the Full Moon on January 28. Meanwhile, settle for a fur fix and repeat softly to yourself "They love me!" Grr-eat days: 5, 25
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
This is your month Scorpy to get connected. Pssst! While you're in a social mood, your efforts may be ignored by your fave household pet or human. Around the New Moon on January 13, use your canine instinct and communicate your needs. But just don't take it personally if your efforts fail. They'll get your dog message sooner than later. If not, bark. Save howling as your last resort. Grr-eat days: 3, 8
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
The Full Moon on January 28 make your month something to savor all year long. Plan ahead Archer dogs because hooking up with an old pal (human or pet) is in the stars. Get the leash or look out the window. Think heart-tugging Lassie comes home reunion time, Sag, and get ready to wag that tail! Grr-eat days: 28, 29