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What is Aggression in Dogs? Can it be Changed?

Aggression in animals is often seen as anger. But can we truly use our definition of anger when it comes to the actions of animals?

What it it when dogs have a scuffle? What makes them choose that and are they capable of changing it? What if we started to look at this in a different way?

If your dog is one that has these scuffles going on, do you call him aggressive? What makes for an aggressive dog? And do our definitions of the behavior influence the behavior?

Let us find out from Charlie how he sees these altercations between dogs and what we can do to change it.

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Dogs with Jobs, Service Dogs and more

What makes a dog a Service animal? With all the controversy lately and people having service dogs that other people do not see as the ‘real’ thing, what does all of that mean? And what goes on for the dogs that are? What are we asking of them and do they like doing what they are doing? Does the dog know what the job is and do the understand the extend of it?

What makes a dog a good service dog and are all dogs capable of this job? What does Charlie know about this line of work?

Please join Charlie and myself in the adventure.

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Do Cats Rule the World?

Charlie does not like cats. Why? Let’s ask him during this show where we talk about the fun and difference cats are! We will tune into them as well, so we do not just get Charlie’s point of view on the pets that know that they rule the house! Or better, the world! We all know cats and dogs are so different and we even define ourselves as cat or dog people! So what fun can we have asking them about using our furniture for scratching posts, bringing us dead or almost dead critters as gifts and peeing on our belongings.

We are told that cats and dogs do not get along because their body language is so different and the cues of a ‘wagging tail’ from a cat can end in scratch marks on a dog’s nose. Is that what is going on? let’s find out from these critters themselves and also from Charlie!

Charlie

I Like Chilling Too.

I like chilling too.

Especially after running a lot.

And I’m always ready to jump up for an adventure.

I don’t think about it, I just be in the moment.

charlierelaxin

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Is your dog a good dog?

Everyone you ask has a different opinion about what a good dog is. To me it would be a dog that has some basic etiquette about interacting with others, responding to simple commands and happy to be with me. For others it’s about loyalty, protection and the fact that the dog will not talk back when asked t do things. And there are tons more opinions depending who you ask!

Here is a fun read by a dog trainer exploring the issue!

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog-trainer-answers-questions-what-makes-dog-good-or-bad

So what is it that works for you? And what works for your dog? And will the two be able to work together?

What is relevant? Important? And how does Charlie see all of this? Would he have a point of view about what makes a good person? Let’s find out!