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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The dog’s pack behavior

The dog’s pack behavior Throughout the centuries, domestication has led to not only physical or physiological changes in dogs, but also behavioral changes. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the status of dogs has become one of companion animal, even though they are also used for hunting, guarding and work. Spontaneous Behavior of Pack Dogs. Due to their

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