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
Most people find excessive dog barking very annoying. But barking is only a symptom of another problem. Understanding why your dog is barking is the first step toward controlling it. Dogs may bark from boredom to anxiety. The dog, the owner and the environment can all influence nuisance barking. Here are some of the potential reasons dogs bark: Welfare Issues, anxiety or … [Read more...] about Barking control
Dogs are better than monkeys when it comes to reading our social cues to find hidden food and according to this study, Human-like Social Skills in Dogs?, are "unusually skilled as reading human social and communicative behavior". Yet in a study with selectively bred foxes who were not selected for this skill, but bred to not be fearful of humans, the fox kits are apparently … [Read more...] about Do aggressive dogs have more trouble understanding humans?