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Misunderstanding and misplaced compassion for dogs

An odd title, perhaps.  But bear with me while I explain.

We humanise dogs so easily.  Readily believing that they:

  • Get excited about things (e.g the walk, or our return home)
  • Are very affectionate (when they seek our attention or climb onto our laps)
  • Get bored (when we see restless behaviour)
  • Are being naughty, when they aren’t acting in the way we want them to.
  • Are happy because (more…)