The dog’s submissive behavior

The dog’s submissive behavior The posture of submission stems from the ritualization of the urination process by the mother. At the end of the meal, the mother turns the puppies over and grooms them. This same posture is also seen in adults. During a fight, the subordinate dog lies on his back, which serves to stop the aggression of the

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The dog’s agressive behavior

The dog’s agressive behavior In ethological terms, aggression is defined as a “physical act or threatening action that one individual commits against another, thereby limiting his very freedom and genetic potential.” Several different types of aggressive behavior can be distinguished: predatory aggression, hierarchical aggression, frustration-induced aggression, territorial and maternal aggression and fear-induced aggression. Save for predatory aggression and fear-induced aggression,

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Learning the hierarchy in dogs

Learning the hierarchy in dogs Because dogs are born to live in a society, they must learn the rules of the hierarchy. In other words, they must learn to control their desires according to the rules in place within the pack. Learning the hierarchical structure is accomplished by learning the rules governing feeding, the control of territory and sexuality. Within

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The puppy’s socialization

The puppy’s socialization Socialization is a lengthy learning phase during which the puppy acquires all the behaviors needed for life in the pack. This stage begins at the age of six weeks and ends arbitrarily around the age of four months. Mistakes in rearing or training during this period are possible and may jeopardize a happy and balanced relationship between

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The dog’s birth and first contacts

The dog’s birth and first contacts A bitch whelps after a gestation period of 57-72 days. It is important to note that during the prenatal period, the fetus begins to respond to all tactile stimulation starting from the 45th day of gestation. When the bitch’s stomach is stroked, motor movements by the fetus can be observed. These movements progressively diminish

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