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  1. Identity Crisis

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My neighbor's dog Gertie (Gertrude, Plott Hound mix, 3 yrs) has a sort of general identity crisis. She started out as a fairly normal puppy, but around 6 months became terrified of men (with no apparent cause), which then developed into general hyper anxiety. She is unable to be home alone...
  2. On Eye Contact When Meeting Dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    The following was recently posted in another thread here: Learning to Speak Dog Part 4: Reading a Dog’s Body | Tails from the Lab And that site, as many others, does not distinguish between casual eye contact and a hard stare. Because of that I have seen people nearly fall over their own feet...
  3. Dog to Human Eye Contact

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog makes a lot of eye contact with me and I have heard/read mixed messages from people about what this should mean. I understand eye contact is usually -- if not always -- a sign of dominance, but my dog seems to make eye contact with me and other humans casually as a sort of attentiveness...
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