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Can You Describe Your Dog's Behavior?

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Any genuine dog expert will enquire in detail about your dog's behavior to understand what may CAUSE your reported dog problem, whether health problem or behavior problem.

Indeed this is a reliable indicator of expertise:

  • If the person you consult does not enquire in detail about your dog's behavior then you are not facing a genuine dog expert. idea
  • Or you aren't paying enough to be able to expect, and require, a personalized solution: to your actual dog problem.

So to help you prepare for consultations with a genuine dog expert of the caliber like these below you find a list of descriptive dog behavior adjectives that you may use here or anywhere else to help you describe your "dog problem":


To easily copy this out, here again in a table:

affectionate courageous entertaining jealous playful spry
aggressive coy enthusiastic jolly pleasant stray
alert creative excitable joyful polite stubborn
anxious cuddly fast keen protective submissive
assertive curious fearful kindhearted proud temperamental
bad-tempered curled up fickle laidback quick territorial
bewildered daring fixated lethargic quick-tempered thirsty
big-headed dashing frisky lively quiet thoughtful
bossy defeated gentle loving rambunctious thoughtless
brave defiant goofy loyal rebellious timid
bright-eyed delightful greedy merry relaxed trainable
bull-headed demanding grumpy mischievous relieved uninterested
calm dependent happy moody reserved vigilant
careless destructive helpless needy restless vocal
caring devoted hilarious nervous rowdy volatile
catty disobedient hungry obedient scared wagging
cautious docile hyperactive obstinate scatter-brained watchful
cheeky dominant inconsiderate passive sensitive wild
cheerful eager independent patient shy willing
clumsy eager-to-please insecure people-friendly sleepy worried
compliant easy inventive personable sly yappy
considerate energetic itchy picky soft zealous


For dog behavior problems it should be obvious that you have to describe your dog's behavior (and your own) in detail - yet in reality, because most dog behavior consultants are mediocre, you will rarely find a genuine expert who enquires this level of detail from you.

For dog health problems, quality holistic veterinarians indeed will enquire in detail about your dog's behavior to understand what may CAUSE the health issue. While ordinary allopathic vets merely give visible symptoms a disease name. They don't even listen when you give them behavioral clues that, to them, seem to contradict the visible symptoms.

For example, say your puppy or adult dog got a vaccination because you haven't studied our truly life-saving MYGERMANSHEPHERD PERIODICAL on Dog Vaccinations and Puppy Vaccinations. In the first couple of days after the vaccination, your dog acted unusually sleepy and bewildered, with his eyes fixated. When you describe this dog behavior to a quality holistic vet, (s)he will immediately know that your dog has an adverse reaction to the vaccination (vaccinosis) which has led to encephalitis!

Being observant to notice differences in dog behavior, and then being able to describe your observations with suitable words to a quality veterinarian, this truly can help avoid lifelong misery and continually high vet bills. And a shortened dog life!

So, make use of our expertise and copy out the above descriptive adjectives, and learn to apply them, okay?

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