Our dogs don’t always do what we ask of them. Sometimes it can seem that they even enjoy being bad. But is this really the case? The science of behaviour, both canine and human, tell a very different story. Chances are your dog isn’t taking any joy in misbehaving after all! Sometimes they might be distracted and sometimes they may be reacting to changed in the environment. They may even be sensing something in YOU that is causing them to behave differently. No matter what the reason, there are things we can do to make our dogs more consistent about responding to us. It may take some changes in OUR behaviour to make that happen!
A transcript of the main text of Disobedient Dogs – Does Being “Bad” Pay Off? is available at the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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