|Barked: Mon Dec 3, '12 4:15pm PST |
|Being a dog lover I've always had an interest in books, tv shows and movies about dogs.
But one thing that gets me is home dogs are portrayed in certain films and tv shows.
Some of them portray a dog's behavior as more human than their real life counterparts.
For one thing, I've noticed pregnant dogs in some cases behave more like a human woman would. i.e. like having cravings and such.
Having read about dogs and interacting with them, I knew right off the bat this not how mother dogs act.
2 years ago when my own dog had a false pregnancy, at first she wouldn't eat and when she did, she did have a form of morning sickness, but mostly she slept more and to a certain degree she had moodswings where one minute she didn't want to be left along and then half an hour later if I tried to pick her up she'd give me this look like: "Back off!". Pretty much her behavior was no different than what I read on different pet websites and in one of my dog encyclopedias.
I understand most of the material on tv and in movies is fiction but it can't hurt to do research on dog behavior.
Sure there are some things I see where I'm like:
"Oh yeah, my dogs would do that," then other times I think, "No, that would never happen."
Pretty much the only series I know of that shows how mother dogs really behave is Too Cute! on Animal planet.
Granted it's more like a documentary but it's fun to watch and shows how dogs and puppies interact and behave.
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