Dogs + Behavior

  • There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

  • Tellington TTouch® was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones as a method of behavioral modification and animal treatment without the use of force. Today, it is used on animals and people to reduce tension and also treat some stress related problems.

  • Clicker training is used as a means of clearly and immediately reinforcing a behavior in virtually any species of animal.

  • Bites wounds are one of the most common reasons dogs are seen for emergency appointments with their veterinarians. The dog's teeth and jaws are very powerful and the wounds they inflict can crush or tear muscles and skin, penetrate through the chest wall and cause lung collapse, or cause serious or fatal damage to intestinal organs. All bite wounds are considered to be contaminated and/or infected. Left untreated, the bacteria in an infected bite wound will cause a localized abscess or more generalized cellulitis that spreads through the surrounding area. All bite wounds should be treated by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Treatment will depend on the extent of the injuries, your dog's general health, and the location of the wounds.

  • Puppy Behavior and Training – Training Basics

    Los perros se pueden adiestrar desde el momento en que llegan a casa. Los cachorros aprenden desde el nacimiento; por eso, muchos criadores incentivan la manipulación y la socialización desde el nacimiento. Los cachorros más jóvenes son capaces de mantener la atención durante periodos de tiempo muy cortos, pero con 7 u 8 semanas de edad ya podemos esperar que empiecen a aprender órdenes simples de obediencia como sienta y échate.

  • Puppy Behavior Training – Training – Sit, Down, Stand and Stay

    Debe utilizarse un trocito de comida como premio, mantenerlo sobre la nariz del perro y desplazarlo lentamente hacia arriba y hacia la cola del perro. El cachorro se sentará al seguir la comida con la cabeza.

  • Getting Your Puppy Started Off Right

    Cuando el cachorro llega a casa necesita un periodo de adaptación. El objetivo es ayudarle a unirse rápidamente a la familia y minimizar el estrés asociado a la separación de la madre, los hermanos y la casa previa. La presencia de otro perro en la casa puede facilitar la transición, ya que al cachorro le resulta más fácil identificarse con los de su misma especie.

  • Play Biting in Puppies

    A menudo se cree que el mordisqueo en los cachorros se debe al cambio de dentición, pero con frecuencia se trata de una forma de juego social. Hay que ofrecer a los cachorros muchas oportunidades para jugar.

  • Is there any truth to the old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Even though young pups may be more actively curious, dogs never stop learning. In fact, adult dogs are often easier to train than their younger canine friends specifically because they are not as active. Older dogs are not as easily distracted as pups and can focus for longer periods of time. This ability to concentrate helps them learn new routines more easily.

  • Dogs are indeed smart and we see examples of this through both scientific research and everyday real life situations. They can learn by watching, cooperating with another dog or person, or just by being in their environment over time.