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How to get on with a dog?

Understanding of motivation of behavior of a dog not only facilitate her education and training, but also does more comfortable accommodation, joint with it.

Dogs do not live in isolation. By the nature they are gregarious animals and most surely feel only in some group structure.

When dogs live in pack, they inevitably will and dominate over one members of pack and to render all appropriate respect signs to individuals of higher social status and, at the same time, to build up the competitive relationship with those who are with them on one step scale of ranks

These relations are not established once and for all, and are in constant dynamics. The most ambitious individuals constantly try to raise the rank, and higher, in turn, are forced to confirm and defend constantly the place on the corresponding step Domestication did not change

aspiration of a dog not only to build up the hierarchical gregarious relationship, but also aspirations to occupy the highest rank, applying, ideally, for a rank a subdominant, i.e. the one who submits only to the leader, and, in some cases, and on the leader`s rank.

A as the relations the leader - subdominants are quite flexible in real life, in certain cases of subdominants tries to undertake a role of the leader.


A. The dog obedient house on walk pulls a lead, trying to lead the owner in necessary to it, a dog, the party. And lowered from a lead, defiantly refuses to execute commands.

B. Playing with a dog in various otnimalka it is worth to remember that, from the dog point of view, in what hands or teeth there is upon termination of game a toy wins game. Game is not only and not just entertainment, how many modeling, first in a game form, real mezhrangovy relationship.

B. The dog who is not admitting none of members of household to a bowl with food does not protect it as many think, and directly and unambiguously approves the right of the leader for prime access to food.

. The dog who sprawled on to a track in a narrow corridor, before an entrance to the room, and forcing members of household to bypass it, confirms thereby the right of the leader for the choice of the place. And at step through it the dog friendly and obedient usually sometimes begins to growl, grin and do attempts of demonstrative biting.

It is very important that the owner remained a leader in all situations.

of the Rule of conduct in pack and the principle of unconditional humility to the leader is inherited by a puppy and amplifies under the influence of mother. While puppies are with it, she is the only leader, and puppies certainly submit to it.

A bough uses the sharp and immediate physical punishment preceded by precautionary growl.

The adult leader subordinates and disciplines members of pack a look and gesture, sometimes supplementing it with voice / growl. The leader uses purely physical impact extremely seldom and only, as a rule, when someone from subdominant does continuous attempts to intercept the power.

In a human family - pack there will always be several individuals whose situation will be higher, than position of a dog, but which submit to the leader too.

is Very important that the dog was not allowed to consider herself the leader in relation to any of members of household.

Besides, is the behavior stereotypes peculiar to certain breeds of dog and which need to be considered at the choice of a dog for contents in house or country conditions too. The matter is that not all congenital stereotypes of behavior give in to successful correction

Congenital habits

In spite of the fact that dogs are cultivated already much tysyachlt back, they still are in many respects close to the wild ancestors. Much of what is manifestation of natural stereotypes of behavior for a dog can be not only not convenient, but unsafe when keeping a dog in a family.

Natural behavior for dogs is:

- to Investigate unfamiliar objects, animals or people by a careful obnyukhivaniye.

- to Taste or eat any potentially edible object which appeared within reach.

- to Dig the earth to hide production or trophies.

- to Consider food and toys as the property.

- to Pursue any moving object.

- Sharply to feel loneliness and to howl for drawing attention.

- to Feel jealousy of new family members, especially, if more attention began to be paid to the child, but the dog who is not constantly living in the house.

- to Try to lick the person in a face, more precisely, in a corner of lips. (It is a sign of subordination and attachment. So the puppy licks a muzzle of the mother to provoke it to vomiting of the semi-digested food.)

- to Gnaw some firm objects. At puppyish age it is connected with change of teeth, and in the adult is a way to reduce melancholy and to dispel boredom.

- to Roll in strongly and sharply smelling substances.

If in a family is still animal, then the dog can accept concerning their prepotent rank or occupy the subordinated relation, but, once again I emphasize, she should not be prepotent in relation to members of household.