In relation to adults, dogs rarely show dominant aggression, because without objection they recognize the superiority of man. But with respect to children, dominant aggression, unfortunately, is not so rare. As mentioned above, puppies in the pack and the children in the family (however unpleasant it may be for the parents) are at the bottom of the ranger ladder, and you cannot appoint them as chief ones over the dog. So simply laid the order of things: children must obey, their elders must protect and teach. Continue reading
Sick subject about which dog lovers do not like to speak. But it is impossible to hush up. You need to understand the causes of problems and know how to avoid them.
Aggression itself is considered the most important problem in the relationship of people and dogs. But nothing causes so sharp aversion as aggression on a child. The hysteria of the media and, as a result, the fear and hatred of the public, nothing inflates stronger than the cases of dogs attacking children. In that hysteria, it is forgotten about the reasons that led to the aggression, for the dog simply there are no facilitating circumstances. Moreover, in the overwhelming majority of cases, tragedies could easily have been avoided. Elementary measures of caution and at least a minimum of knowledge about the psyche of dogs would have happened and nothing bad would have happened. Continue reading
In childhood, dreaming of a dog, I often imagined myself proudly walking with a dog on a leash. When I got the dog, I didn’t need a leash. Dinara, a one-year-old boxer bitch, picked up by me on the street, affectionate and obedient, was so afraid to get lost again that she did not leave me a single step without a leash. She did not pose a danger to children, nor to small dogs, nor to cats. Well, why such a good girl led on a leash? So it turned out that the leash in our relationship was purely a formality, resting during a walk somewhere in my pocket – contrary to the rules of keeping dogs in the city. Continue reading