Canine Communication

Does Your Dog REALLY Know What He Did Wrong?

Despite what many humans think, dogs do not lay awake at night plotting revenge - nor are they consumed with feelings of guilt after chewing up your favourite pair of shoes. Dissecting your shoes or landscaping your yard is not an act of retribution; it was simply something fun to do at the time! Dogs live in the moment and have no concept of consequences beyond what is occurring at the time.

Getting angry with your dog and punishing him when you arrive home to find your couch redesigned is an exercise in futility. The fact is that your dog probably chewed your couch at 10am and it is now 6pm - 8 hours later. Your dog is incapable of connecting the two events; therefore your punishment is inhumane. Sure you're angry, but let's look at the reality of the situation.

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