Overcoming obstacles. Team Barrier
Overcoming obstacles is a very important skill. I’ll clarify that various obstacles require the development of different jumping techniques. For example, a narrow, relatively low metal fence is overcome by…

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How to care for a pug
When a person decides to have a pug, he should know that such a breed requires a lot of attention and complicated care. In order for the pet to be…

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Puppy Tips
When deciding to buy a thoroughbred dog, you need to consider how your relatives and neighbors will relate to it. Of course, if we are talking about a private house…

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How dogs learn

Animal behavior is influenced by hereditary factors and learning. The greater the proportion of the behavioral responses is the training component, the easier it is to control your dog.

Traditionally, the physiological foundations of training are considered from the standpoint of the conditioned reflex theory of I. P. Pavlov. In accordance with it, all forms of animal behavior can be explained on the basis of the principle of reflex neural communication. Moreover, the essence of training consists in the development and use in work of the necessary conditioned reflexes. According to this principle, a previously neutral stimulus — for example, the “Sit!” Command, combined with the forced landing of a dog many times — acquires the value of a conditioned stimulus, launching the arc of the conditioned reflex and causing the required actions of the animal. Without going into the subtleties of physiology, I will say that the arc of the conditioned reflex is the closure of the temporal connection between the auditory and motor centers of the brain. The reflex is considered fixed if the dog, without hesitation, sits in the desired position, barely hearing a familiar sound signal. Continue reading

Dog voice tone and handling
The purpose of training is a focused upbringing, during which you make it clear to the dog what behavior is desired. But do not believe those who claim to have…

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Feeding the Black Russian Terrier
Despite the fact that the Black Russian Terrier is a practically omnivorous breed, it is worth taking the dog’s diet seriously, as improper feeding leads to growth disorders and various…

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How dogs learn
Animal behavior is influenced by hereditary factors and learning. The greater the proportion of the behavioral responses is the training component, the easier it is to control your dog. Traditionally,…

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The choice of a puppy for psychological qualities
So, you have weighed the pros and cons, and decided to get a little puppy. You feel the need to track its growth and development, “fashioning” your future friend day…

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