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Dog Ownership

Biting the Hand that Quakes

As a dog owner, you’ve no doubt observed that people who are nervous around dogs are the ones who often bring out their aggressive tendencies. It makes sense: nervous people beget nervous canines who act out by trying to work through their jitters via aggression. Now research makes the point empirically.

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Score One For the Dogs

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Reasons Not to Get a Second Dog

 Subscribers OnlyTufts Animal Behavior Clinic Head Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil makes very clear that in general, adding a new dog to a dog’s home life...