Dog behavior and handling.

Dogs' behavior has been observed and studied for many years. There are several studies of maternal dingoes and their care for their pups. Here we review some basic concepts and aspects of dog behavior and handling. The dog's instinct determines in many areas of canine behavior. Some are learned and innate. In addition copies dog instincts from his flock. The descriptions have focus on herding breeds, but also the general considerations which relate to dogs in general.

To get an overview of dog psychology, it is important to familiarize themselves with the various concepts and learn to understand the dog.

Threshold values are hereditary and can not be changed through training. A low threshold expresses the ease with which a dog has to perform a certain action (behavior). A high threshold value indicates the dog is more difficult to perform a specific action (behavior), and thus more motivation. Behaviour is what the dog is doing wag the tail, digging, running etc. Functions and features is most sensitive in dealing with the dog's pack features as flock functionshundting functions, investigating functions and defense functions. Motivation can be divided into "innate motivation" or instinctual motivations and "acquired motivation" or learned motivations. Motivation is controlled by a basic need, such as. puppy looking for die-infancy to get food, drinking water, eating and is instinctive. The dog's body was originally built to handle stress. We often associate stress with something negative. Prolonged stress can be extremely harmful. Stress need not necessarily be associated with something negative if the right conditions are present. Which parenting methods should we use (Reinforcement or punishment). Look here to get an idea.

When you have gained insight into some elementary psychological concepts, it is time to start to teach the dog, so there is harmony between owner and dog.