It might not even be worth separating the behavior of the dog into stressful and switched. In the end, they are often strongly interrelated, it is stress that is the cause of the switched behavior. As a matter of fact, a dog that is under stress and not having the ability to relieve stress with adequate behavior, and unable to withstand the internal stress, SWITCHES its actions to an object in no way related to the source of stress.
Recently, the word Adequate (and inadequate) characterizing the behavior and reactions of people and dogs has spread. Adequate means “appropriate” – when the responses correspond to the strength of the stimulus and the behavior corresponds to the situation as we imagine it. If, from our point of view, the manifestations of reactions do not correspond to the situation, the behavior (and the person) is characterized as inadequate. Continue reading
There are hundreds of books about puppy rearing. But to find the literature devoted to the adoption of an adult dog is almost impossible. The huge lack of objective information very often leads to prejudice and fear of people taking the “abandoned” dog from the shelter. And the fact that you take an adult dog with an established character carries its advantages. And the disadvantages are easily overcome, if you are ready for them and know how to cope with them.
TAKING ADULT DOG ….
If you are reading this topic, it means your heart is capable of more than on duty sympathetic phrases or one-time financial assistance. Perhaps you are thinking about providing shelter, care and affection for an abandoned dog, or maybe a dog from the street has already appeared in your house. Then this topic is for you.
All of us, rushing to help, we follow the first gusts of emotions. Continue reading
Many people on the Internet write that without whipping there is no way to raise dogs or there are breeds that need to be beaten so they obeyed, or another “glitch” – you need to beat at certain points (if picks up, growls, runs away). And how really? Let’s look at the beat from the point of view of the dog and think about how she sees this situation. Continue reading