Canine muzzle grab behavior—advanced dog language

The muzzle grab is an interesting behavior that I’ve seen in many canids including our domestic dogs. It’s a behavior that scares many dog owners who believe it signals unconditional and uninhibited aggression. It doesn’t. The muzzle grab is yet one of those fascinating behaviors which developed and evolved because it conferred a higher fitness […]


There is a BIG difference between bribing and rewarding with food. BRIBERY is the act of presenting the food to the dog in order to get the dog to perform a desired behavior. REWARDING is the act of presenting something a dog finds valuable (food, toy, praise, etc.) after the dog has performed the behavior. Below are some examples […]