Research suggests that dogs are capable of making judgements based on our behavior. Is this something we can adapt for our shy, reactive or aggressive dogs or do they even have the same ability? Dogs Judge Unhelpful People It's more likely that dogs aren't capable of magic, but may be more in tune with behaviour than we are. But research suggests it goes beyond that. In this … [Read more...] about Are Dogs More Judgemental Than We Think?
Dog Behavior Management
Of course we rely on our voice to communicate to other that they should keep their distance. However there are some of the pitfalls dog handlers run into that sometimes makes this simple solution not so simple. Pitfalls Sometimes simply you don't see others coming. You may miss someone if you are looking at your dog, reaching for a treat or paying attention to something … [Read more...] about 6 Other Ways to Keep Others Away From Your Dog
Many dog bites go unreported. But according to dog bites that are reported, young children, particularly under the age of nine are most at risk for dog bites. Most are bitten by a dog that they know. Most children are bitten while on the dog owner's property. That suggests that while we may be cautious about strange dogs, we think home situations are much more safe than they … [Read more...] about Seven Facts on Young Dog Bite Victims
If it is possible your dog might bite, or your dog is aggressive, snarky or reactive, or if your dog is in a situation where they are in pain, you really should consider investing in and training your dog to wear a dog muzzle. On the one hand, people can feel more confident when their dog is wearing a muzzle and this can help your dog stay calmer. However, while wearing a … [Read more...] about Controlling dog aggression by using a dog muzzle