False Dog “Facts”

You may think you know popular dog breeds like the back of your hand, but certain dog statistics you've heard aren't real.

It is. Misinformation regarding our dogs abounds. Many dog myths are harmless, but some are dangerous for you and your dog.

Some false ideas can cause you to misinterpret dog behaviors or facial expressions, lead to poor nutrition, or strain the owner-dog bond.

To dispel the biggest dog myths, we consulted veterinarians, dog trainers, and behaviorists.

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Are your dog's happy signs wrong? Can you understand what your dog wants to tell you? Decipher these dog myths and truths.Think your dog's tail is telling you something?

Tail-wagging is one way dogs communicate. A dog with a wagging tail is usually happy or excited, although not always. 

They might even head for the green patch when they get outside. A frequent dog myth is that eating grass means your dog is sick, but that's not true.

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