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i rhink this has gone viral--simply adorable.


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i rhink this has gone viral--simply adorable.


http://www.maniacworld.com/which-is-the-guilty-dog.html


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Honestly, I don't love it. I've seen it before and it makes me very sad. This little dog is NOT acting "guilty" (dogs have no concept of guilt) the dog is showing signs of stress. I'm sure this isn't the first time she has been "in trouble" or heard this tone of voice from her owner.

In the beginning, she is trying to appease her owner and settle her down, When that doesn't work, she slowly and quietly leaves, to take herself to a "safe" distance. She has NO idea why she is being yelled at, and NONE of the dogs have any idea what the words being said are.

It is such a shame that people don't learn to read dogs' body language better. They have a lot to say.


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I does seem cute but like Karen said dogs don't feel guilt. They're reacting to previous situations and our current body language and voice. This is a dog meme.

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I've seen that video before, too, and it makes me feel sick. I could never do that to my dogs. They have no IDEA what we're talking about, and as Dave and Karen suggested, they are responding to the environment - and to the voice and behavior of the human.

Ummm - that was a boy who left. (I think?)

Don't mean to burst any bubbles - but it really does help to study dog body language. For instance, look for the works of Turid Rugaas, available, for example, on Amazon. I'd start with her book and DVD on canine calming signals.

THAT would really open your eyes, and give you very treasured information!

And I have an article on my site that might be helpful (and several other allied articles).

http://www.coherentdog.org/arc2006/calmsig.htm

A long article that tells some stories:

http://www.coherentdog.org/arc2006/dogconnect.htm

Hope you find these helpful.

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