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
At the time when we started, people didn’t have much choice in terms of dog training. If your dog belonged to service breeds (or sports and amateur), the club offered a service dog breeding besides universal for all OKD and ZKS (protective guard duty), still possible BL (towing skier) and then several applied standards for search or guard dogs. Or even militarized all-around. It was already a long time behind us the time of the enemies of the people, but the training of service dogs still functioned in the spirit of the Stalin era, where everyone could be an enemy, the service dog had to be suspicious of people and potentially ready for military service. Continue reading
Your long-time dream has come true and a puppy, an unusually cute, funny, awkward and charming, appeared in your home. He is two months or so. Usually during this period the puppy leaves the house where he was born.
Giving you a puppy, the breeder has to tell you a lot: did he have time to deliver the first vaccinations? And if so, which vaccine was delivered to him. When should be held revaccination. What food he is accustomed to and in what mode, how to gradually transfer it to another feed. And if there is a need for this, to whom to turn for advice and help, if there are questions related to the puppy’s health, upbringing and raising. Continue reading