When is a Dog Not a Dog?

Answer: when it's (thought of as a) human.

According to pet industry marketing trends, there is a 'huge growth opportunity' due to the continued humanisation of dogs.

Better known as anthropomorphism, I find this to be quite a worry.

In a K9 Magazine article (can dogs be pessimistic?) I give my own views on the dangers of misinterpreting canine emotions and dog body language using the human value system.

Have a read, give me your own views.

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Ryan O'Meara
Ryan O'Meara is the founder of Total Pet Publishing, a former professional dog trainer, current publisher of K9 Magazine, author and commentator on social issues relating to dogs and business. He is a World Animal Day ambassador and one of the co-founder's of the leading UK dog adoption website DogsBlog.com.
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My name is Ryan O'Meara.

I am the publisher and editor-in-chief of K9 Magazine. I founded Total Pet Publishing, a specialist media company deciated to pets and pet owners as well as ViVo Media, a hyper-local media venture. I am a former professional dog trainer and author of three books, Clever Dog (life lessons from man's best friend), Newshounds and Amazing Dog Facts & Trivia.

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When is a Dog Not a Dog?