Why it’s our fault dogs are naughty: Part 1

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Michael Mackenzie’s dog Oli takes part in some dognitive therapy. (Michael Mackenzie)

Have you ever spent more than half your life alone in the house, perhaps cooped up in the laundry, or even tied to a post outside a supermarket?

Of course you haven’t, but that’s sometimes what happens to the dogs we own. And we own more than 4 million of them.

It’s hardly surprising, then, that dogs misbehave around other dogs and around us owners, causing us guilt, frustration, embarrassment and physical harm, and so often this behaviour is the dog failing to cope because we have let them down.

Yes it’s our fault.

Laura and AlmaRead more at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/why-its-our-fault-when-dogs-are-naughty/8723982