Occasionally I still confuse the terminology surrounding my profession. This is not a good admission: I’m not proud.
The truth? I know my facts. In my most recent book, Modern Dog Parenting, St. Martins Press, I have a long and detailed terminology chart with examples to highlight their meaning. Still, I make mistakes.
The good news is that no one needs to memorize these terms to be a loving dog mommy or dad. You can confuse terms, and your dog won’t care. As the motto goes: It’s not what you say it’s what you do that matters.