I was recently reminded how inaccurate most of today’s dog behavior information in regards to dominance displays by dogs, actually is. If we truly want to help more dogs stay in there homes and not be given up where their chances at adoption are minimal at best, we MUST start truly learning dog behavior and what the dogs are telling us through their body languages.
Most people that say certain dog behaviors are dominance related, only do so because that’s what other people tend to say and they have heard this most of their life. Even know deep in their hearts they may have a hint of doubt to the validity of those teachings, yet they still say it because they are not sure and they don’t want to go against what everybody else seems to say…
The dog dominance myth I’d like to discuss today is dogs mounting other dogs or people. A dog mounting anything and I can’t stress this point enough, Is Not Dominance Related……
It’s a dog being.. well, horny. And in the dogs mind, just like some men..well alright almost all men, anything will do when they get the urge.
Check out some of these dogs in action videos and tell me what you think.
In this first video courtesy of yours truly, check out Stitches the Pit Bulls face. This is not the facial expressions or body language of dominance, this is the facial expressions and body language of an idiot. (Sorry Heather)
This next fun video I found on YouTube. Again, look at this Boston Terriers face. Dominance No, Horny Yes.
This video although the woman in the video didn’t really seem upset with this Retrievers antics, I’m a little pissed off that the dogs owner allowed this. Again, look at the dogs face, this is not the face of dominance.
Japanese Chin Dogs Gone Wild…………
The Spirit Dog
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