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5 Myths About Dog Behavior That Often Lead to Tragedy

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Dot A (182)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:06 am
Excellent Post, Cher! How often do humans think that their own behavior is mimicked by our canine friends (???)~ I will remember the advice to: tap my leg!

Mary Alexander (23)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 12:35 pm
This was a interesting article and I loved the comments but dogs do show dominance between other dogs in the home and I was told to make sure that the dog follows you so you are showing that you are dominance to it. I never consider tapping my leg but I can see how it would work with some dogs but not all.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 1:38 pm

. (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:14 pm
Great information for any dog owner.

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:17 pm
Why is it that the animals always pay for "human" misbehavior, ignorance or sheer stupidity? When will they be given fair and justice trials?

Kathryn Niell (112)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:28 pm
Sad that dogs get blamed for normal dog behavior. Everyone needs to understand how to communicate properly with them, and children especially need to be taught to respect dogs and never bother them when the dog is sleeping or eating.

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 4:23 pm
Interesting article. No matter what people believe about dogs, it's the owners who need to learn and be trained on how to interact, train, socialize, and control their dogs. The dog may not be a wild animal, but they still have built in instincts, especially for protecting themselves.

Lisa W (143)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 4:57 pm
TY for the article, wish some people who really need the education would read it! Very good article, don't mean to be negative!

Karen B (8)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 5:01 pm
Yes, dogs and all animals, get the short end of the stick,when it comes to trouble or injuries.!! Some humans have no common sense, to figure out the real problem.!!

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 5:21 pm
Dogs were wolves 20 or more millennia ago; though we've long had them for friends, we still need to remember that each is an individual and NOT a human.

Kara C (15)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 5:56 pm
Good article but it left out the myth of the human needing to be the alpha and having to dominate the dog, all garbage and just makes the dog fearful and potentially agressive. Also needed to include a wagging tail does not mean a happy dog, I have heard "oh but its tail was wagging so I thought he was happy" waaay too many times.

MmAway M (506)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:19 pm
Thank you Cher for posting this! There are so many people/kids that come up to my abused rescue and try to pet her and even after working with her for 4 years she is scared...she doesn't nip, at first used to bark and show teeth. People need to GET A GRIP. There are some things I too would like to add. I get this directly in my mail and love their articles. Again, thanks sweetie! xx Have a Special Week! Thank you for all YOU DO!!! xx

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 8:38 pm
Thank you for posting the article.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 11:12 pm
Shared on FB.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:18 am
Good points.

Julie W (32)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:35 am
I have used #3, and it works if you are feeling brave! I find most dogs are so surprised that you don't react with fear, they stop in their tracks and look puzzled. Then they can become friendly, if you keep talking to them. But let them make the move.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 3:44 am
I am not as good with dogs as I am with cats but I like dogs very much.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:17 am
Good article.

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:51 am
Noted. Good and timely. The other day, I walked with my roommate and doggie to a park where, said she, the little boy looked straight at our dog, unleashed his leash and the dog charged! Chaos ensued. We also are very concerned about his behaviour with others, especially kids, bikes and skateboards(!) Thanks for all of the points in the article!

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:32 am
I thought I'd noted and commented and didn't see it. Good, good! info. And I thought I knew all about dogs. Thanks!

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:56 am
Noted this great information for dog owners. Thank You Cher.

Sara P (54)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:40 am
Thanks for sharing Cher

. (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 6:50 am
Very interesting noted - thank you dear Cher

Carol H (229)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:24 am
good info, thanks Cher
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