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Four Things You Should Know About Your Dog's Growl

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, dogs, pets, protection )

- 993 days ago -
Growling is an early warning system. Your job is to figure out what's wrong.

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:05 am
My dogs are all determined to warn me of anything they interpret as danger. Since I am alone most of the time in a fairly remote area, I listen to them! I would never dream of reprimanding them ~ they are showing their devotion by protecting me.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:46 am

michelle l. (41)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:25 pm
Good article.Thanks

Ruth C. (264)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:16 pm
Good post.

Elizabeth M. (68)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:40 pm
My dog growls when he and I are alone, and I pay attention. One thing that bothers me is when he growls at a man in uniform???
Good points for all to remember!

. (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:39 pm
Dogs unaccustomed to uniforms do growl at post men. UPS . and Fed Ex men. Dogs who live in war torn countries who see soldiers all the time do not. It's really interesting.

Laura H. (946)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:52 pm
I listen to my dogs; humans...not so much!!

Julie F. (68)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:32 pm

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:17 am
I pay attention, dog's usually do not growl without a reason ;)

Latoya Brookins (23)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:24 am
noted and recommended

Even seeing growling dogs I end up thinking, "so cute"

That is very important to remember with it being a warning and that if you punish them for growling they are less likely to give a warning when they are angry or upset and may go straight to biting.

AniMae C. (480)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:25 pm
Good to know even though my little guy is so placid, helps me to understand other dogs on our walks or in the parks.

Ana R (201)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 6:34 am
noted with thanks

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:24 am
noted, thank you Cher
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