Growling Dog Does Not Mean, Bad Dog
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
What are people missing when it comes to dog communication?
The quick answer, almost everything! Time and time again more and more people are telling, yelling or yanking their beloved pooch away from another pooch just because they growled (talked). The facts are mixed up to the point where we humans know very little about how dogs communicate and the importance of growling. I contribute much of the false information to come from uneducated dog trainers. Somewhere along the line a false narrative has been perpetuated about dogs growling, that a growl means danger, aggression and anything else negative and mean. A growl and type of growl means much more than this.
2022 is not much better the 1970 when it comes down to hearing dog trainers tell dog owners that they should never allow the dog to growl to another dog or at a person, or child.