Y'know, if more people went all Cesar Milan "Calm Assertive" (or even better! Karen Pryor!) on their kids, maybe they'd bloody well behave x.x
If I ever have kids - I am seriously going to clicker train them and use every aspect of Operant Conditioning on them. Instead of treats, I'll give them quarters or something.
Anyway, I know I'm too into dogs when...
-I see nothing odd about burned testicles.
-I didn't think that preventing burned testicles was funny, but a good reason for neutering (add it to the health benefits!)
-Every time I see a dog - I'm constantly looking for calming signals.
-I go to PetCo/PetSmart and wonder why people don't respect a dog's calming signals - then wonder why they get barked at meanly by a dog.
-Same as above, but they wonder why their dog got snapped at.
-I am relieved when they still have a bag or two of 101 treats and wonder why they don't just stock more.
-When I'm here (or the internet) looking for new ways of training a certain behavior, or just training in general.
-When I groom Wally, then take him out and show him to people to get their opinions.