There are no stupid questions, true. That is if you haven't just ask the same one and didn't pay attention to the answer. If you don't know, ask. Answering questions is probably my favorite thing to do with regards to helping others with their dog/dogs. So many people think they know but they don't really.
Dog behavior may not be brain surgery but it is most definitely 'difficult to figure out for humans. I really cannot believe that humans can have an animal live in our house with no prerequisite courses or books to read first. Yep, just add a canine to your family and assume that it's all going to go to plan. Hmmmmmm.
There is a great deal to know about dogs. Facts about dogs in general, behavior, health and nutrition are a never ending learning curve. Think you know it all? Nope. There is always something new to learn about dogs. In fact, most people don't know anywhere near what they think they know about dogs.
You see, even if you have a houseful of dogs; you still may not know about dogs. To really understand dogs you must learn how they work; once you have that then your dogs at home can teach you much more. But if you are looking at your dogs and seeing the wrong information or not seeing them at all then your dogs will teach you nothing.
If you don't know, ask. I am a need to know type of person. Of course dogs are my passion but I like to know about everything. If am mid conversation with someone who is in the know; I may stop them for a factoid to further assist my understanding. "How does this work, what happens when, what if," I ask a lot of questions. One of the reasons I was so excited about my new vet is that he answered all of my questions.
No question is stupid. There are tiny little questions which require a yes or no all the way up to huge monumental life changing questions. Even if you've been doing something or thinking something for years; if you have a question about it, ask. Ask, ask, ask, ask.
Next Q&A over at Just dogs with Sherri Facebook page September 10, 6:00pm PST.