Unfortunately, none of us can read our dogs’ minds to discover why they behave in certain ways.

Because we can’t, we have to try to interpret their motivations by observing their body postures.  Too often, behaviors that are really caused by fear and stress get labeled – wrongly – as somehow connected to “dominance”.  This can be a dangerous mis-interpretation that can actually cause more problems.

In this tip, Dr. Estep tells you how behaviorists attempt to discover why dogs do what they do.

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