Category Archives: Dog Behavior

What’s in Your Mouth?!

I could write a book on this subject alone, how people reinforce the behavior of their dogs who grab things their people don’t want them to have. It often begins when the dog is a puppy and begins to explore the world. Just as exploring babies do, puppies learn about their world by using their …

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Changes are Challenging

This image is supposed to be funny. At one time, I might have thought it was so. Now I know more about dogs and their perspective, and looking at it breaks my heart. People tend to believe that dogs don’t care who they’re with, that they can be dropped off at a moment’s notice to …

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The Communication Has Begun

As I has previously written, a new dog joined our home this week. He’s a very frightened little guy; to the extent that he would actually eat his own feces, as well as hide it in his bedding. We had picked him up yesterday and settled him into a bathroom with a baby gate, to …

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Doing Nothing, Part Deux

When my client opened the door she was clearly agitated. She studiously avoided eye contact and kept quite a distance between us. We exchanged the usual greetings; my questions were given terse, one- or two-word answers while she paced back and forth. I asked her how things had been going with her three dogs since …

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