Behavior problems continue to be the leading cause of pet relinquishment and euthanasia in the United States.1-3 Yet many veterinary professionals have little training regarding the behavior of domesticated animals.4
And clients aren't much more knowledgeable. A recent study shows that 31.8 percent of pet owners think rubbing a dog's nose
in its feces is an appropriate training technique.5
It's not. What's more, behavior problems in pets can severely damage the owner-pet bond. Evidence suggests that when this
bond is weak, people are less likely to give their pets the best veterinary care.6
To combat these misunderstandings and help preserve pets' well-being, this article dispels four common myths about animal—particularly
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For an additional myth, see Debunking a dangerous behavior myth: Not all fearful pets have been abused.