I recently saw this article and it emphasized a point that I’ve been making to dog owners for years: I love your dog, and I know you do, too…but your dog is not a person! Your dog is not a baby. Your dog is not human, and is not capable of human emotions! I know I’m being blunt here, but I’ve seen so many preventable behavioral problems that can be directly attributed to the anthropomorphism of dogs by their owners. I particularly find that this is true with small and toy breed dogs, but I have also seen it with larger breed dogs too.