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Are Dogs Spiteful and Do They Feel Guilt After Doing Something "Bad?"

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    When it comes to animal behavior everything you think you know just might be wrong, and certain belief systems and myths regarding dog behavior can be dangerous for both animals and people.

    An owner's belief that a dog performs an act out of spite or feels guilty after a wrongdoing can be damaging to the human animal bond. In this segment Dr. E'Lise Christensen sets the record straight and provides insights about why these misconceptions are dangerous.

    Running time: 6 mins

    Member Fee: $4.99; Free registration for Premium VetVine Membership subscribers http://vetvine.com/article/181/evidence-based-update-subscriptions)
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): E'Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $4.99


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