Words you use to describe a dog's behavior can influence how you treat your pet and not always for the better. It's much more than a matter of semantics.
September 2016 - My dog is vindictive, clients tell Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, who heads the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic. Every time I go out, he [pick one] pees on the floor; trashes the house; overturns the garbage can. This assumes that dogs plot to get back at you, she says, causing destruction or eliminating in the house because theyre angry that you left and seek revenge. Its a major misunderstanding.