Dogs + Behavior

  • Nobody would call him "slender," but when he trots down the street with that funny rolling gait, his short legs and wide body doing their best to keep up the pace, he makes everybody smile. The stockiest spaniel, the Clumber is also the most easygoing - in fact, one of the most low-keyed of all sporting dogs.

  • Cocker Spaniels, as one of the most popular breeds, suffered a bad reputation for a few years because of poor breeding practices by some eager for a dollar, but these dogs are now safely secure as a treasured family pet once again. Their cheerful "ready-to-go-when-you-are" demeanor makes them great companions.

  • There are many types of collars and harnesses that are used for restraining or training dogs, ranging from simple strap collars to head halters; in the case of collars and harnesses, one size (or type) does not fit all. Functionality, comfort and safety should be the prime considerations in any choice. It is important to recognize that different designs have different purposes and control the dog in different ways.

  • The goal of training is to teach the pet a response that is desirable and to associate a command word with that behavior. To be successful, you must first be able to get the pet to exhibit the desired behavior reliably before adding the command.

  • Head Halter Training for Dogs

    Los collares de cabeza se utilizan como alternativa a los collares convencionales porque tienen muchas ventajas. Por un lado, permiten conseguir un mejor control del animal con menos esfuerzo; por otro lado, los perros que tiran demasiado con los collares tradicionales pueden lesionarse el cuello y, aunque los collares de cabeza tampoco deberían utilizarse cuando este tipo de lesiones ya se ha producido, son por lo general más seguros y evitan que el animal se agobie y se encuentre parcialmente asfixiado al tirar.

  • Gentle, graceful and sweet, the Collie wags her tail gently whenever approached. Eyes seem to smile their welcome. They're willing to do the same chore again and again, only asking a loving touch in thanks.

  • Behavior Counseling - Diagnosing a Behavior Problem – Is It Medical or Behavioral?

    Los problemas de comportamiento pueden deberse a causas médicas, psicológicas o a una combinación de ambas. Una historia clínica minuciosa, un examen físico completo y una serie de pruebas diagnósticas apropiadas determinarán si hay alguna enfermedad que influya en el problema.

  • In dogs, compulsive behaviors include acral lick dermatitis, flank sucking, pacing, circling, incessant or rhythmic barking, fly snapping or chasing unseen objects, freezing and staring, polydipsia (excessive drinking), sucking, licking, or chewing on objects (or owners), tonguing or licking the air and other forms of self mutilation.

  • Dogs and Destructive Digging

    Puede deberse a diferentes motivos: algunas razas, como las procedentes de lugares fríos (huskies, malamutes), escarban para hacer agujeros en los que tumbarse para estar más frescos. En verano y en días de calor, perros de cualquier raza pueden adoptar esta conducta.

  • Dogs and Destructive Chewing

    Los perros, en especial los cachorros, tienen una gran tendencia a la exploración y al juego, actividades que constituyen una parte importante de su desarrollo social y de su aprendizaje sobre el ambiente. Por lo tanto, el hecho de que los cachorros investiguen su entorno oliendo, probando sabores e incluso mordisqueando objetos de la casa, es un comportamiento normal.

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