Death Throes of the Guilty Look

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The Science Dog

I just talked to a potential client who is interested in bringing his 7-month-old Golden Doodle to train with us at AutumnGold. His dog, Penny, has the usual young dog issues – jumping up, a bit of nipping during play, still the occasional slip in house training, etc. Penny also raids the kitchen garbage bin, removing and shredding food wrappers, napkins, and any other paper goodies that she can find. The owner tells me that he is particularly upset about this last behavior because he is certain that Penny “knows she has done wrong“. He knows this because…….wait for it…….”Penny always looks guilty when he confronts her after the dreaded act”.

If I had a nickel………

Like many trainers, I repeatedly and often futilely it seems, explain to owners that what they are more likely witnessing in these circumstances is their dog communicating signs of appeasement, submission, or even fear.

Guilty Look Fear Beagle               Guilt or Fear Shelter Dog               GUILTY LOOK?                                                            OR FEAR?

And, also…

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Working Out the Kinks

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Greetings,

I have been fiddling with the site all morning.  My hope is that at best it will give you information about the dog training classes I offer. Looking forward, I hope to actually be blogging about dog related stuff. Feel free to share this, spread it far and wide in the Buffalo area.

Until next time — enjoy this beautiful day in Buffalo.

ri