Thursday, October 1, 2009

How to get along with the dog?

white dog
Understanding the motivation of dog behavior is not only facilitates education and training, but also makes it more comfortable sharing with her residence.

Dogs do not lead a solitary life. By their nature, they are gregarious animals, and most feel uncomfortable only within any group structure.
When dogs live in packs, they inevitably will dominate among members of the flock, and to provide all appropriate "reverence" individuals of a higher "social status" and, simultaneously, to build a competitive relationship with those who are with them in one step "hierarchy"

These relations are not established once and for all, and are in constant dynamics. The most ambitious individuals constantly trying to improve their rank and higher, in turn, are forced to constantly reaffirm and defend their place at the appropriate step ...

The domestication of dogs has not changed the desire not only to build a hierarchical relationship gregarious, but also the desire to occupy the highest rank, claiming, ideally, the rank of subdominant, ie one who obeys only the leader, and, in some cases, and the rank of leader.

And as the leader of the relationship - are subdominant in real life rather flexible, in some cases, subdominant trying to take a leadership role.

A. docile house dog for a walk pulls the leash, trying to lead the host to correct it, the dog away. And a leash, defiantly refuses to execute commands.
B. Playing with the dog in all sorts of "taking" should not forget that, with a dog's point of view, wins the game is the one in whose hands or teeth is at the end of the game toy. After the game - it is not only and not as much fun as modeling, initially in the form of a game, real ranks relationship.
B. The dog, do not let anyone from the household to the bowl with food, did not protect her, as many people think, but directly and unequivocally affirms the right leader for priority access to food.
G. Dog lied on the "trail" in a narrow corridor in front of the room, and causes a household to bypass it, thus confirms their right to choose their leader. And when stepping through it, friendly and obedient dog usually sometimes starts to growl, baring his teeth and make attempts demonstrative biting.

very important that the owner remained the leader in all situations.

Conduct in the pack and the principle of unconditional obedience to the leader inherits a puppy and growing under the influence of the mother. While the puppies are with her, she is the only leader, and puppies are certainly subject to it.

Female uses a sharp and immediate physical punishment, preceded by a warning growl.

Adult leader of subjects and disciplines members of the pack look and gesture, sometimes adding a voice / growl. Purely physical effects of the leader uses extremely rarely and only as a rule, in cases where someone subdominants makes constant attempts to seize power.

In the human family-pack will always be a few individuals, whose position is higher than that of dogs, but are also subject to the leader.

It is important that dogs are not allowed to consider themselves a leader to whom any of the household.

In addition, there are patterns of behavior, characteristic of certain breeds of dogs, and who also need to consider when choosing a dog for the content in the home or summer conditions. The fact is that not all innate behavioral patterns lend themselves to successful correction

Congenital habits

Despite the fact that dogs are domesticated for many thousands of years ago, they are still largely similar to their wild ancestors. Much of that is for the dog, a manifestation of natural behavior, may be not only convenient, but also unsafe for the content of the dog in the family.

Natural behavior for dogs is:
- Investigate unfamiliar objects, animals or people by a careful sniffing.
- Taste or eat any potentially edible object within reach.
- Dig the earth in order to hide the booty or trophies.
- Read the food and toys to their property.
- To pursue any moving object.
- Isle of feeling alone and scream to attract attention.
- To feel jealous of the new members of the family, especially if more attention was given to the child, but not domiciled in the house dog.
- Trying to lick the man's face, more precisely, in the corner of the lips. (This is a sign of subordination and affection. This puppy licking his mother's face to provoke it to vomiting half-digested food.)
- Chew any solid objects. In the puppy age is associated with the change of teeth, as well as adults - is a way to reduce depression and dispel the boredom.
- Wallow in the hard and sharp-smelling substances.

If a family has more animals, the dog can take on their dominant rank, or take a subordinate relationship, but again I stress, it should not be dominant in relation to the household.

Alex Semenov

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