Dogs have emotions

The following article showcases scientific proof that dogs do have emotions and, using MRI scans, we can determine what those are. http://nyti.ms/1928yuW

When I am approached to help owners and their dogs with behavioural problems, I use the EMRA approach in making an assessment.

EMRA stands for Emotional, Mood State and Reinforcement Analysis which does the following:

  • analysizes how your pet feels on a day to day basis - are they fully content with life?
  • determines how your pet feels when the problematic situation arises and
  • looks at why your pet is continuing to perform the problematic behaviour

EMRA and non punitive reward based motivational methods underpin all my behaviour assessments and subsequent modification programmes.

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