July 13th, 2012 | Comments Off
One reason why celebrity dog trainers and other self-appointed “experts” are so quick to tell you what your dog is thinking or feeling is this: it’s difficult to prove them wrong.
As you may have noticed, dogs can’t communicate verbally. So they’re never going to explicitly tell us what’s going on inside their heads. Instead, when trying to determine what dogs are thinking or feeling, we’ve largely had to settle for the inexact science of observing their outward non-verbal behaviors and making quasi-logical inferences about what those behaviors suggest about their internal mental states. Read More