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Animal behaviour expert Karen Wild asks, are there really ‘no bad dogs, only bad owners’?

Is your dog an influencer, for good or… not so good?, writes animal behaviour expert Karen Wild.

We already know that aggressive behaviour is normal, deliberate biting, snapping or lunging really means ‘go away’ or ‘stop that’, or chasing means ‘Come here ball/squirrel…’ and so on.

I am a trainer, and I know we can control our dogs with practice. We teach them socially by making sure they mix and mingle with other dogs and people too. And some have a lot more influence over situations than others - rightly, or in this case, wrongly.

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