As Independence Day draws near, many veterinarians recommend keeping pet safety in mind. With all of the celebration, sweet and savory barbequed dishes, open flames and fireworks, paying attention is an important practice to keep pets from becoming injured.
I regularly get asked questions from dog guardians who are worried about their dog being dominant. (This happens more often than I would like to mention.) They are often genuinely concerned because they’ve either heard a TV personality or a friend say that if their dog does some behavior that the dog is being dominant and trying to take over the role as “alpha.”