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
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
The foundations of service dog breeding and the training of service dogs in particular were laid on the basis of the Prussian system of training military and police dogs, founded in the late 19th century. In almost unchanged form, the system existed for a whole century and, without changing in principle, it still exists. The main principle of training, or rather, dressage or drill, was common with that of a soldier and sounded like this: a soldier should not think. The soldier must carry out the order. A soldier needs a head to wear a helmet. Continue reading