Dogs were probably the first tame animals. They have accompanied humans for at least 20000 years and possibly as many as 40000, the scientific name : Canis familiaris and the common name: Domestic Dog,
Scientists generally agree that all type of dogs at some point grey wolves and dogs went on their separate evolutionary ways.
Dogs were used by humans for guarding , hunting and pulling carts, It was was used in the war to guard and carry messages.
If your hobby to get pet and you decide to get a dog , you should know many information about dogs as communication, working of dogs
Dog communication :
Dogs communicate with body language ,secondarily through vocalizations, and scent is one method of Dogs communicate,
they communicate in body language as Body position , movement , tail carriage ,motion, ear , eye position, and facial expression , often convey a strong message,
So aware of body language, another physical appearance the ability to accurately identify it, will help decode what a dog is trying to communicate.
It is necessary to observe the entire dog, as well as the situation/context, in order to accurately determine what is being conveyed.
There is some example of body language and the meaning of it :
- A wagging tail does not necessarily mean a friendly canis.
- A moving tail, as a part of the dog’s body language that is readily identifiable, is often noticed first.
- when the dog’s body is stiff, the ears are back and the dog is in a crouching position, these other features of body language are telling you that this is not a happy dog.
Dogs Behavior :
You can notice problem behaviors, such as aggression, barking, Howling, Mouthing, Destructive Chewing, Separation Anxiety.
Aggression is the most common and most dangerous behavior problem in dogs.
. It’s also the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from behaviorists, trainers and veterinarians.
Classification of Aggressive Behavior :
Territorial or protective aggression may be exhibited toward people or other animals that approach the pet’s property. Generally, people and other animals that are remarkable, less familiar to the dog,
S0 Some dogs will attack and bite an intruder, whether the intruder is friend or enemy.
A protective stance can be a blessing in an emergency situation, but surely isn’t when the dog attempts to protect its owner from people who are not doing anything wrong
But some dogs more protective when somebody near with ownership and tempt to talk with him.
Motivated by fear, defensively aggressive dogs decide that the best defense is a good offense.
They spend quite a lot of their lives feeling frustrated in a human world, this is a necessary skill for life as a pet dog.
Otherwise, they may behave badly when frustrated and may re-direct any resulting aggression onto those around them.
2- Barking :
Barking is kind of vocal communication that dogs use, and it can mean different things depending on the situation.
Reasons of canis barking :
e- Attention Seeking.
f- Separation Anxiety/Compulsive Barking.
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