Sat, 06 Apr | Eagle works building,Witness the fitness

The so called "guilty look"

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The so called "guilty look"

Time & Location

06 Apr 2019, 15:30 – 16:30
Eagle works building,Witness the fitness, Hooten street, Carlton, Nottingham, NG3 2NJ, UK

About The Event

FREE owner workshop!

Too many times dogs are said to show "the guilty look". Your dog has done something wrong, and the look on his face makes it clear that he knows he's in trouble. Right? Maybe not.

Behaviourists have long questioned the belief that dogs feel guilt or shame for their actions. In order for a dog to experience guilt he has to be aware of how his behavior impacts others. This is a complex level of thinking that has only been attributed to a select few species.

Humans tend to misattribute dog emotions based on human emotions. The "guilty" look is a prime example of this. The look is distinct as the dog cowers, shows the whites of its eyes, pins its ears back to its head, yawns, or licks the air. These are actually all characteristic signs of fear in a dog.

This workshop will educate owners on their dogs body language and why they may be showing these particular signs. We will also cover broadly what can be done in these situations

  • The so called "guilty look"

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