So, I’ve noticed something pretty interesting lately – there’s been a rise in behavior problems among our furry friends. And you know what? It’s all because of the disconnect between their genetic makeup and the modern world we live in.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Dogs have been our loyal companions for ages, but back in the day, they had a very different role. They were working animals, helping us with hunting, herding, and guarding. But now, they’ve become our beloved pets, and sometimes, we forget that they still have those natural instincts and needs. In this episode, I delve into this issue and emphasize the importance of addressing the underlying causes of “problem behaviors”. Join me to learn more about:
- The increase in behavior problems in dogs, caused by the disconnect between dogs’ genetics and the modern world
- A history of dogs as pets
- The importance of addressing learning environment, genetics, and self in achieving behavioral balance
- Tips to help provide outlets for natural dog behaviors
- Challenging the labeling of certain behaviors as problems and rethinking the concept of pet dogs, giving them more control and freedom
Let’s challenge the way we label certain behaviors as problems. Maybe it’s not that our dogs are misbehaving, but rather, they’re just trying to communicate their needs in the only way they know how. It’s time to rethink the whole concept of pet dogs and give them more control and freedom to be their authentic selves. They’ll be happier, and we’ll have a stronger bond with them. It’s a win-win situation!
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