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Misinformation about dog behavior is rampant - and sad, expert says

Misinformation about dog behavior is rampant - and sad, expert says

TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint: "Dogs aren't allowed to be dogs anymore," she says. "It's great they're living in our homes, but they have less freedom." Stilwell, best known from the Animal Planet show "It's Me or the Dog," explains that all dogs were all bred to do something, but today most are unemployed with no outlet to express natural behaviors. "Dogs share our bedrooms. We love them. But how often are we there for them? We're so busy now," she says. All these factors combined explain why today's dogs are suffering from more behavior problems, according to Stilwell. ...

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