Child aggression
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…

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The contrast between practical and sports training service dogs.
The book was published back in 1985, not by underground samizdat, but by the state agricultural publishing house, with a huge (by the standards of Czechoslovakia) circulation of 65,000 copies.…

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In modern society, pitas
The breed of dogs pit bull was originally bred for fighting. Also, these dogs were used as hunters for large animals, like West Siberian huskies. In modern society, pitas have…

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OUR STAY

Our pack consisted of my dogs (their number varied from 4 to 6) and the dogs of my friends that we met almost daily for several years. Most of my friends also had several dogs (usually two) and, although they lived separately from us, constant contact gives us the right to consider them full members of the pack. Rottweilers prevailed in strength and prestige in the pack, the breed is by no means light in character and earned an undeservedly notorious reputation. In the pack there were also several American Cockers, Bernese Mountain Dogs and two likes. In addition to standing about 10–15 (at different times) dogs, “allies” periodically appeared in the pack – dogs that were well known to the members of the pack, but did not walk with us all the time, joined the walks from time to time. There were dogs of various breeds: from the miniature pinscher to the Great Dane; Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Afghan, etc. In any case, the rottweilers set the tone and for many years the undisputed leader of the pack was Frank, a dog with a very strong character, a typical Alpha dog. The first dog of this type was the founder of the school, Bianka, and I can say with confidence that of those dozens of dogs that I knew closely for many years, no one else was of the type Alpha. Apparently, a strongly dominant type of behavior is very rare, even among such strong dogs as rottweilers.
SOCIALIZATION.
The basis of trouble-free dog behavior in society (society) of people and other dogs is socialization. Simply put, socialization is the ability to understand other members of the community, the ability to adapt to them, to occupy a worthy place between them is the ability to live in the community. Unlike wolves, whose society for almost their entire life is a flock (or, in any case, a community of representatives of the same species), dogs live in a much more complex society. Consisting of at least two different species: man and dog. A pack of wolves usually does not exceed a dozen individuals. A typical urban dog is in direct or indirect (visual) contact with many acquaintances and strangers and dogs every day. Therefore, domestic dogs, having lost some of the natural instincts, instead acquired the ability to perfectly adapt to the complex and rapidly changing world of people. Wolves lose their ability to form strong social ties with people at a relatively early age. Dogs retain this ability throughout life. Of course, provided that they were introduced into the society of people (socialized) at the appropriate age. A puppy raised in isolation and not knowing a person until the end of the critical period (about 12 weeks), as well as a wolf, loses the ability to establish trusting strong relationships with people. It can be tamed, but the manual wolf will never be a dog.

Breed origin
It is believed that the ancestors of the pit bull terriers were American Staffordshire terriers. Until now, this breed is not recognized by the FCI - the International Canine Federation,…

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Choosing a nickname
The name of the pit bull should reflect the appearance and character - let the name be short and sonorous. Dog Nicknames: Harley, Mike, Jack, Buddy, Rich, Fry. Bitch nicknames:…

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CLEAN THE DOGS!
For all the years of walking a free pack in the city, there was only one pokus, and because of a misunderstanding between a dog and a man, and in…

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STRESS AND SWITCHED BEHAVIOR IN DOGS
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…

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