Sunday, September 17, 2006

One more thing...

From the seminar last weekend  and this sounds awfully Milan-ish. There was insistence that there is no such thing as a shy dog. Shy dogs are really anti-social creatures who can be taught to accept the company of other dogs and people. Great, let's force dogs out of their comfort zones. Let's tell people with shy dogs that their dogs are anti-social and encourage them to "socialize" them. People unknowingly then over expose their dogs to situations and other dogs that are scary, turning fear into reactivity. It sounds great on the surface, but like any popular theories it'll be misused and treated as gospel for masses. I love it.

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