Happy Halloween! I just posted a spanking-new article explaining why dogs act guilty–and nope, it can happen even if they don’t get into the Halloween candy! Do your pups feel shame? Do they “apologize” when they’ve done something wrong? Or do they “tell on themselves” if they’ve be bad? And yes, I feel a bit guilty about dressing up the Magical-Dawg like that, but it was for a good cause–and I got to review the costumes here.
I gotta tell you, it’s true–they do ACT guilty and ashamed. But is that the same thing as really FEELING contrite? What do you think? Here’s my take, and it may surprise you why dogs act guilty.
Tonight is that time of the year with the kiddos arrive in droves, ringing the doorbell and driving your fur-kids to distraction. Last week’s post covered all the must-knows about proper pet-to-kid introductions, but you’ll want to take extra care tonight.
Keep the candy out of reach so the pets won’t have any reason to act guilty. Chocolate is poison, and so are some kinds of nuts and even the fake sweetener in gum can poison pets.
Watch out for door-dashing pets. Even the most well trained pooch may become frightened or overly-eager and head out the door.
Here is a series of 8 Spooky-centric articles on everything from dog costumes to safety issues. That last one is key–have fun but be SAFE. Your dogs will thank you for it. Enjoy the video–but don’t be scared, get your ferocious pooch to protect you!
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