Thursday News — Guilty Dogs?

Great article here:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn’t know what your rant is about. Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look — head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy — is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier. “Just get over it and remind yourself not to put temptation in the way next time,” said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

Also, no post on Sunday. I’ll be out of town for a few days. Stay warm!

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  1. Chris Miner

    That is a great article 🙂 No shame at all? No fair! I understand about not trying to discipline for something that happened when I was there. If I don’t catch Ellie in the act, I bite my tongue. But when I catch her red-handed, I really want her to know she’s busted 🙂 It’s an imperfect world 😦

    Have fun wherever you’re going. I hope it’s someplace sunny and warm! Will this winter never end?