Owner-reported aggressive behavior towards familiar people may be a more prominent occurrence in pet shop-traded dogs

Short Synopsis: Owner-directed aggression, house soiling, body licking, and separation-related behavior were all more common in pet store puppies than breeder puppies.

Authors: Federica Pirronea, Ludovica Pierantoni, Giovanni Quintavalle Pastorino, Mariangela Albertini

Publication: Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Volume 11, January–February 2016, Pages 13-17

Publication Date: February 2016

Applies To: Behavior problems in pet store puppies.

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Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787815001975

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