Pet Behaviour Mythbuster #1 – It’s ok to comfort a scared dog!

Welcome to the very first installment of ‘Pet Behaviour Mythbusters’!

First up is a response to one of the most common myths we come across:

“I don’t want to reassure my dog when it is scared because it might reinforce its fear”



As there’s no point in reinventing the wheel, here is a link to a great post written by Eileen Anderson ( who explains this concept in greater detail.

- Dr Jo

Dr Joanna McLachlan is an accredited Behaviour Veterinarian. She is the owner of Pet Behaviour Vet, a mobile behaviour only veterinary practice in Sydney, Australia. If you would like to enquire about having a consultation with Dr Joanna, please contact us. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our blog.

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