Attention Dog Owners

I stumbled across these informative graphics created by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants this week. Please share!

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Our Lab Marley doesn’t show these body signals but I strongly suspect she is uncomfortable at the dog park (even when there’s only a handful of other dogs present).

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Marley drools at the dog park (long strands of drool) and is always happy when I get the leash out signaling it’s time to leave. I no longer take her to the dog park or doggie daycare for this reason.

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I’ve seen this scenario countless times at dog parks.

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Owners need to accept that their pushy or aggressive dog needs proper training to correct such behavior. They shouldn’t put their dog (and other dogs) in a potentially bad situation by going to dog parks.