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Dogs + Behavior

  • The birth of a baby or the adoption of a new child is associated with a great deal of anxiety, excitement, and stress for not only the family, but also the family pet. Some dogs and cats can have a difficult time adjusting to these changes, especially if this is your first child, but preparation and planning will help.

  • Getting a new puppy is an exciting time and there is no perfect science to picking the perfect puppy. Have a brief look over them physically with their littermates as well as seeing how they interact together and with you. Be sure to take your puppy to a veterinarian as soon as possible to check for any health problems. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dogs tend to pull ahead and lunge forward for a number of reasons. The primary reasons for most dogs are that they are exploratory, playful, and social. They are motivated to investigate new areas, new odors, new people and new dogs, Loose leash walking is a complex skill and it requires patience, planning, and persistence.