How to Train a Well-Meaned Dog
Dogs make wonderful pets and are very adaptable to a family environment. Like other animals, they require love and attention to thrive. They love affection, and will wag their tails in pleasure when they are shown that. On the other hand, if they are punished or abused, they may sulk or bite. That’s why training a well-mannered dog is essential. Patience and persistence are required to train a dog to obey your commands and not attack or bite.
Genetic evidence suggests that dogs descended directly from wolves
Until now, it has been disputed whether dogs descended from wolves or were independently domesticated. But a new study suggests that both were related and that dogs have some wolf DNA. The study analyzed DNA from two breeds of dogs – the Siberian Husky and the Shar-pei.
Tail position is a visual cue for a dog’s mood
A dog’s tail position is an important visual cue to its mood. It is used to communicate various emotions and intentions to the people around it. A high tail position signals confidence while a low tail position communicates nervousness or internal conflict. It also contributes to intraspecific communication. Dogs with positive emotional valences usually move their tails towards the right side of the body while those with negative emotional valences move their tails towards the left side.
Signs of a dog’s alertness
There are several signs to look for to determine your dog’s alertness. First, notice how it reacts to people and objects in its environment. Dogs have extraordinary senses of hearing and smell. This heightened sensitivity makes them react to even the smallest threat. Dogs may scratch the door, bark or whine, and act hyperactively or hide when they sense danger.
Characteristics of the Hound Group
The Hound Group comprises a variety of breeds, including hunting dogs and sporting dogs. The Basenji, for example, is a large, robust sighthound from Africa. It was originally used for flushing small game and hunting rodents in villages. These dogs are amiable and loyal, and have strong prey drives. They are easy to train, but require an extensive amount of exercise.
Canines assist law enforcement in sniffing out drugs and explosives
Sniffing out explosives and drugs is a key element in crime-fighting, and canines are a popular option. These highly-trained canines are often referred to as bomb detection dogs. They are trained to detect both explosives and illegal drugs, and can work off-leash and in close contact with their handlers. Some breeds are even trained to detect drugs and explosives hidden in packages.
Their usefulness as family pets
Pets are very useful to humans in many ways. The attachment to them is very beneficial for the human health, and it also builds community among people. For instance, a pet cat can help children develop empathy and compassion.