Owners are the main influence on a dogs behavioural development from puppyhood to maturity and in essence the dogs final adult temperament. Some other factors may have influences including quality of breeding, breed drives often overlooked by inexperienced animal behaviourists. That is why when you wish to obtain help with a dog you should use a canine practitioner academically and vocationally trained expert. Canine mind altering factors can be environmental such as a dog living in rural … [Read more...]
Dog Behaviour Articles
Colin has contributed many articles to national magazines for over 25 years. Understanding why dogs do what they do is what he explains. There is also advice on dog behaviour in all its varieties and complexity, its all fascinating and informative.
When owners cannot discern their dog's real limits of reasoning then they can become frustrated or feel let down by their furry friend's behaviour when their dog appears to be being difficult. A psychological insight between owner and dog. On a quiet evening as you relax by the fire (or is it a radiator these days?) your dog asleep nearby, we often wonder and try to imagine what our dog thinks, why they do the things they do and quizzically ask ourselves what our dogs think of us. We think … [Read more...]
The learning curve for the domestic dog, canis familaris, from puppy to adult is fascinating when you consider that nothing in their make up was designed to fit in with us, our homes, gardens and busy outside world. Yet, their ability to link our every action that may have a pay off for them, what I describe as eye cue, is fascinating. Anticipatory Learning Picking up your lead, car keys or putting your coat on often stimulates a flurry of canine excited activity and the anticipation of … [Read more...]
How to prevent or cure car sickness in dogs. It might be strange for most dog owners to perceive that some dogs become car sick in the same way people do. Yes they feel queasy and can even throw up. Dogs can also drool profusely and at the end of a short trip can look as if they are soaking wet all because of salivation caused by a car journey or the thought of one. Some dogs learn to anticipate the car journey they are about to be taken on with cues like the car keys being taken up by the … [Read more...]