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  • Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.
    Slobodchikoff is President and CEO of Animal Communications, Ltd., specializing in pet behavior problems and in educating people about the behavior of animals.

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December 08, 2010


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Kathe Gruenthal

I had a german sheperd dog for many years. He occasionaly would growl at my teenage daughter when she approached him while he was eating. She would yell at him and tell us he couldn't be trusted. He did growl at me a few times and all I did was say 'stop that'. He did stop and now I wonder if my daughters reaction made him more agressive and/or did my non-reaction make the difference in food agression. I would like to hear what some have to say about it.

Georgia Mitchell

We have a five year old poodle mixed with snoozer and he has all of a sudden started to growl at my husband as if he is going to bite him.It is just when he gets near me,maybe in my computer room or when I have gone to bed and he comes in to speak to me.He really gets furious.We have punished him by putting him in his cage but it is not helping.

dog behaviorist

Hi, Interesting post on dog growls. Dog communication is an interesting subject and dog owners should take note as it will help them immensely understanding what their growls mean.
The test example is great to show how dogs understand and communicate.

Keep the posts coming.


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