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Importance Of Understanding Dog Behavior
to understand dog behavior, you must first consider the effects of the
human contact that occurs from the day the domestic puppy is born until
the end of his life. These interactions are strong catalysts that add
to the inherent differences between the wolf and dog. Whereas the dog
easily weaves into the family and social structure of humans, the wolf
has failed to do so.
The integration of the dog into the human environment is so comfortable
and complete that many people even refer to their dogs as their
children. The analogy comes to mind for many people because the canine
is often adopted as a family member and fits the child's role easily
and naturally. To create the most rewarding human-canine relationship,
the unique qualities of the domestic dog must be considered by
themselves rather than from the standpoint of the wolf.
Similar to the human child, the dog seeks affection and approval, and
has the ability to learn. Like children, dogs are playful,
affectionate, curious, adaptable, innocent, and basically
happy-go-lucky creatures. Depending upon the home environment and many
other factors, the dog, like the child, can be an angel or a delinquent.
Few dogs go through life without acquiring some behaviors an owner
finds annoying or even intolerable. Intolerable behavior can be the
result of either genetics, caused by inexperienced breeders
indiscriminately breeding poor-tempered dogs, or the environment in
which the dog has been raised without proper training and guidance.
Just like children, if dogs are not disciplined and taught manners,
they can become out of control and a problem to themselves and everyone
in the community. These problem dogs all too often wind up at animal
shelters waiting on death row for an unnecessary demise.
If the owner is willing to endure the undesirable behaviors, the
problem dog may receive a lifetime sentence to the backyard with very
little human contact. The jail sentence to the yard only exacerbates
the problem behavior, and often turns the dog into an incessant barker,
chewer, digger, or aggressor. Fortunately, behavior modification
through obedience training is very effective in repairing problem
A comprehensive obedience and behavioral course can teach owners how to
prevent and resolve behavior problems. The ideal purpose of obedience
training is to channel appropriate behavior and discourage problem
behavior. The majority of dogs, regardless of their age, can be
rehabilitated. Problem behavior can be redirected into appropriate
behavior with clear, consistent, and persistent communication from the
dog owner through obedience training.
Obedience training communicates concrete rules which provide the dog
with predictable outcomes via reinforcement and consequences. Obedience
training with competent instruction teaches the owner the essential
skills for raising a well-mannered, well-adjusted canine by using
principles of consistency, persistency, and reinforcement for good and
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Understanding Dog Behavior