HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIRGO!
As an earth sign you have no problem staying even-tempered, and you're a loyal dog like Lassie. Your furry friends and human pals know that you're a smart canine, too. After all, you're an apt pupil indoors and outdoors. What makes you a good dog: You love to work like a dog. Like a good sporting canine you aim to please, and are always on your paws (so to speak). And you can thank your lucky stars for that Virgo competitive edge teamed with your trait of being a tad reserved.
What makes you a bad dog: Speaking of reservations, you possess a fussy temperament that can bug even the most persnickety dog lover. And what about that hyperactive trait you flaunt? Take a couple of laps in the backyard. In other words, give it a rest, pooch!
Grr-eat matches: Other earth signs (like Capricorn and Taurus) complement your good nature attitude, and airy Geminis and Libras feed your canine IQ.
If you need help figuring out your pet's sign, please see What's Your Dog's Sign?
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
Get A Move On! Are you game, restless Virgoan doggies? Because this month (and beyond) you'll have a high energy level (that's a lot for you!), thanks to energizing Mars in your horoscope. That means, enjoy the pre-Fall season and take daily walks. (Don't follow the kids to school.) If you're a good dog you'll get your dog day afternoons full of sports, play and activities. Grr-eat days: 6, 7
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
Don't Whimper. It's OK, Lib. This month may be an unsettling one. You may sense that your caretakers are on edge or can't decide. You don't have anything to do with it so don't whine, pup. Clean out your dog's toy cache and bury old bones. If you keep doggone busy, before you know it October will arrive and it'll be more peaceful--the way Libra canines like it. Grr-eat days: 8, 9
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
Be Friendly. Romance is in the Fall air, and that's good news for loving Scorpio, right? Be self-assured during the New Moon on September 6, to plunge into human or pet relationships of your dog dreams. P.S. Put your best paw forward so you'll be able to enjoy the good times ahead. Imagine lingering romps in the dog park with lots of new and frisky dog pals. Yes, you can frolick together in the piles of leaves on the ground! Grr-eat days: 10, 11
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
Settle Down. Blame your obsessive-compulsive tail chasing or howling during the Full Moon on September 21. It will increase your desire to squabble with your furry roomies or neighbor's dog or cat. Learn how to lick personality conflicts (and "Bad Dog!" quirks) this Fall, and you'll be jumping for joy instead of putting your tail between your legs after another dog correction. Grr-eat days: 12, 13
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
Go Bye-Bye. Opportunity knocks oh-earthy one. This month you'll be able to enjoy the wild wolf in you. During the New Moon on September 6, you may experience an uncanny telepathic connection with that special someone. To top it off expect free runs on the beach or in a grassy field. The autumn air will boost your canine spirit up a notch. (Read Scorpio.) Don't leave home without your I.D. tags. Grr-eat days: 6, 7
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Snuggle Up. The scoop is, your well-being may be in very good hands this month, pooch. Translation: Pet insurance or even a will may be in your paws (so to speak), thanks to a caring human caretaker. Your best bet: cuddle up to show your gratification despite your naturally aloof spirit, especially during the New Moon on September 6. Include a heartfelt doggie kiss or two. Grr-eat days: 17, 18
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
Be Aggressive. September is your month to act confident. Yep, you can and do get bold, Pi Dogs, thanks to action-oriented Mars. Enter dogs shows, contests or compete for attention and affection at home. If you lose have a barking moment to show your humans that you meant business. They'll get the hint oh-sensitive doggie, and you'll certainly get the dog respect that you deserve. Grr-eat days: 19, 20
ARIES (March 21 - April 20)
Be Obedient. While Ram dogs don't take kindly to being barked at--this month go ahead and be a people-pleaser. We know, it's so not you. However, if you do as your told (even if it means not squirming during a nail trim) and don't growl, you'll be rewarded. Think doggie praise and no "Bad Dog!" corrections for 30 days! Fetch your leash and forget any canine escape tricks (save 'em up for October!) Grr-eat days: 21, 22
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)
Find A Pet Pal. The teaming of Venus and Mars (planets of emotion and energy) provide good dog feelings. You'll like this month if you face your fears (such as loud noises or the vet) during the Full Moon on September 21. In return, you may hook up with a new fun-loving furry friend. Perhaps a wonderful shelter dog or stray will bring happiness into your life--and this Fall season. Grr-eat days: 24, 25
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
Be Inquisitive. Hmmm. Telling a Gemini dog to take it easy is not an easy thing to do. But this is the month to watch out so you don't get your paws stepped on. Go ahead--be on guard like an alert watchdog. And don't even think about being a people-pleasing pooch to humans that you don't know. If you're too friendly, especially near September 21, it may backfire big-time. Run away from suspicious humans. Grr-eat days: 1, 2
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
Shake It Off. During this hectic month of human emotions you can scratch those crabby blues. Yep, your caretakers may be busy but you may be part of the schedule. Think dog salon or an annual vet visit. Be ready to go upon command and be willing to rest up in between outings. It'll be a fun pre-Fall month if you work around their agenda and behave like a good dog. Grr-eat days: 2, 3
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
Be Cheerful. Feelings of neglect (especially for ego-centered Lion dogs) may affect your sensitive side this month. But don't run away or hide under the bed. Instead, be self-reliant and take care of your own tail. You'll need to feel healthy (eat that new-and-improved dog food!) as energetic Leos can because next month you'll have to work like a dog to keep that tail wagging. Grr-eat days: 4, 5