Dogs have an inate built-in ability to read people. It’s something that we sometimes overlook, but it can be really useful.

Dogs can obviously sense far more about a person than we can on first glance – stress levels and hormones in particular.


Kizzy, my rescue collie, is notoriously wary of people, but it’s been fascinating to see how she has reacted recently to meeting new people. 

I met someone recently who put in lots of time and effort with her, with the patience of a saint and within days, Kizzy decided she adored them. In fact, she began to go them instead of me when she heard a scary noise! 

If only everybody was willing to put in that level of calm, quiet, waiting for her to choose to approach type behaviours, I could probably change Kizzys behaviours a lot more effectively. 

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