Much ado has been made about reading your dog! Advice is often followed by the disclaimer, “… but you have to read your dog.” Well, what does that mean in real life, in practical terms, in application. Why is it important? When is it important? What if I don’t do it? How do I know if I am reading my dog properly? What’s the downside if I don’t read my dog properly? What's the upside if I do read my dog properly? If I'm not doing it (or not doing it right), how can I learn how to do it right?