Dogs are a part of our families, and many times, we develop deep connections with our canine companions. But, no matter how you look at humans’ relationships with dogs, we do not speak the same language. This language barrier may not seem like a big deal since we are able to train dogs to obey commands and behave in certain ways. However, because our pups cannot share why they act a certain way, we, as humans, have made assumptions about our dogs’ behavior that have led to misunderstandings about why dogs do the things they do.
Below are five common misconceptions about dog behavior explained to help you better understand your canine companions, to help keep your pups safe, and to ensure you are giving them the best lives possible.