So, there's this guy who is supposed to be an expert on dog behavior. Yeah. 'Cause just like people, alllll of the different breeds and mixes and types of dogs are the same. Right. Anyway, he talked to someone at MSNBC (click here to read it) and he says that dogs are not capable of complex emotions or reasoning, and he says that people "humanize" their dogs and attribute emotions to their dogs that dogs are not capable of. For example, he says that dogs are not capable of being mad at their owners.
When my mom read that, she laughed and said "This guy has never seen a Husky throw a temper tantrum!" Once, we say my buddy Maxx fake a foot injury at a Tails of the Tundra event. He kept holding his foot up as if it hurt to put it down, and he kept it up until his mommy and some other people fussed over him, checked his foot, and gave him a couple of treats. Then his foot was fine.
So speak up everyone - do you think dogs can get mad at people?