Silly or Anxious? Dog Emotions and Viral Videos

Silly or Anxious? Dog Emotions and Viral Videos

Quite frequently, when someone shows me a “cute” animal video or photo on YouTube or Facebook, I don’t react appropriately. Sometimes the clips or shots are funny, but often I interpret a sadder, more anxious, or more aggressive emotion beneath the surface. This was certainly the case with the viral “guilty dog video”. Same for many “smiling […]

The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive

The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive

In New York Magazine’s blurb about Calm Energy Dog Training – under “Best Dog Trainer” in their “Best Of New York 2013” issue – they write “Newman’s approach [is to] reconcile being calm and aggressive at once.” If you know something about dog training, you can probably guess that I never said this. No doubt they were picking up […]