A Nashville veterinarian is warning owners to be on the lookout for the “feral” of their pets as they attempt to tame and control their animals.
Dr. Mary Jane Gebhard is a veterinarian with the Nashville Veterinarians Association and has written extensively on pet management in her new book, “Feral: Finding Your Pet’s Home in a Wild Wildland.”
Gebhard spoke with Mashable on the topic of pet management and the dangers of fiddling with your pet’s behavior.
Mashable: How does one begin to treat and tame an aggressive or feral dog?
Geball: First of all, you have to understand what your dog is doing.
And the key to this is understanding how it perceives your behavior.
And that’s where you need to start with a good understanding of your dog’s behavior and the ways that it perceves your behavior and that is what you need your veterinarian to do.
Mishable: Your book contains information on many things, such as how to get rid of a dog, how to tame an animal, and how to keep your dog happy.
What is the most important thing to consider before dealing with a dog? Geball