Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

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Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

Post by Shisa on Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:14 pm

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Re: Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

Post by Eleanor on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:33 pm

Before reading the article: I'd say definitely. The breeds of dogs alone make communication incredibly difficult - curled tails, wrinkled faces and short noses all create mixed signals.

After reading the article: Interesting take on it, in terms of nurture, rather than nature. This, in particular, is something I feel very strongly about:

•Expectations that all dogs must get along with each other

Good article!
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Re: Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

Post by LyndaW on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:56 pm

Excellent article!

I also feel that too many dog owners are either afraid of other dogs, or are sniffy and stand-offish and don't WANT their dog to socialise, and this communicates to their own dog.
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Re: Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

Post by Caryll on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:21 pm

Good article, but it doesn't consider dogs which are naturally dog aggressive - and they do exist.

Dogs do need to learn manners, but so do their owners!

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