Little Dogs and Fear Based Behavior Last summer I was called to the home of an elderly woman who had a 5 year old Toy Breed dog, named Willie. Willie growled, and snapped at people who tried to touch him when he was in the owner’s arms.
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In the wild, it pays to blend in. It can be dangerous to stand out. That’s how your timid dog thinks. Watch the body language, it tells all. These dogs cannot be wheedled or coaxed into accepting or trusting, even from a dog lover. You cannot force them to “get over it.” And you must […]
Owners often believe that everything a dog does is associated with the owner. “She did it because she was mad at me”. Here are some more likely motivations, with just a touch of humor. Chewing On Their Owner’s Things 67% of dogs said they did it because it felt good. 33% said it was because […]