The dog’s behavioral tests

The dog’s behavioral tests The Campbell tests help determine the main personality traits of the puppy. Bear in mind, however, that even if innate traits are dominant, the new owner can modify them through the way in which he cares for the dog. He can, in effect, reinforce certain personality traits and discourage others. The tests should be carried out

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The dog’s sexual behavior

The dog’s sexual behavior The male dog reaches puberty somewhere between the age of seven to ten months, depending on his breed. Small breeds are more precocious than medium-sized dogs and even more so than large-sized breeds. The extremes on either end are six months and three years. With bitches, sexual maturity or puberty corresponds to the first heat, which

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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 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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