Common Dog Myths That Are Just Not True

Dogs are colorblind: While dogs do not see colors the same way humans do, they are not completely colorblind.

A wagging tail means a dog is friendly: While a wagging tail can indicate a dog's happiness or excitement

A warm, dry nose means a dog is healthy: The temperature and moisture of a dog's nose can vary throughout the day and are not reliable indicators of health.

Dogs age seven years for every human year: The idea that dogs age seven years for every human year is a simplification.

Dogs need a "dominant" owner: The concept of dominance theory in dog training has been debunked by modern behavioral science

Dogs eat grass only when they are sick: While some dogs may eat grass when they have an upset stomach, many dogs eat grass simply because they enjoy it.

Dogs age out of training: Dogs of any age can learn new behaviors and obedience commands through consistent training and positive reinforcement.

Certain breeds are inherently aggressive: While certain breeds may have predispositions to certain behaviors due to genetics and breeding history, aggression is not inherent to any specific breed.

Dogs need a fenced yard to be happy: While a fenced yard can provide dogs with opportunities for exercise and exploration, it's not a necessity for a happy and fulfilling life.

Dogs age out of play: Dogs of all ages benefit from play and social interaction. Play is essential for physical exercise, mental stimulation

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