They say that a picture is worth a thousand words,
but just like words, pictures can be very deceiving; even when they are authentic.
For example, in the picture below it may look like I am doing an alpha roll on my Siberian Husky, and she is showing me some serious aggression.
The truth is I was giving her a nice scratch and she was grinning.
She doesn’t usually show such a wide grin so it was truly a Kodak moment. If we zoom out and show the picture in context, it is clear that everyone is being goofy and having a good time.
Below, I flipped the first image and it looks like Husky Shania is about to kill me!
Seeing is not always believing,
and we often misinterpret what we see. This makes it risky to follow dog training techniques seen on television especially physical techniques such as leash jerks, alpha rolls, and finger jabs (otherwise called the ‘no-pain’ magical touch).