Dogfather training: do dogs copy others?

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Dogs are copycats too (who knew?)

The Dogfather Graeme Hall_58319

I was on a radio phone-in some years ago when a caller asked if she should get a second dog, a well-behaved one, to teach her naughty dog the error of his ways. My face must have been a picture because the presenter said: “Oh I think I know what he’s going to say to this”. 

While it certainly is the case that dogs can learn by copying each other, this was likely to be a risky strategy. “If you’re lucky it might work,” I said “but you could end up with

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Last edited: 14 January 2019 at 12:07