The most complete information regarding the personality characteristics of puppies can be obtained as a result of special tests. Babies aged 6 to 8 weeks can be objectively checked for fear of loud sounds, pain threshold, nervousness, dominance, the presence or absence of hunting and protective instincts.
For testing puppies, dog breeders recommend using the Campbell comprehensive test, which allows you to fairly accurately identify the characteristics of the dog’s psyche even at such a young age and give advice on the suitability of the animal for certain activities. The tests are carried out in a quiet unfamiliar place, so that nothing distracts the puppies. The person conducting the test should follow the prescribed actions very accurately, while carefully observing the babies, but stroking and talking with them is prohibited. The test consists of 5 points. Continue reading
Bites are almost always a last resort after growling and ignoring.
What if one dog bites another? Are there ways to stop a dog from being aggressive towards others?
There is no universal way to wean a dog from biting. Such incidents are best considered individually with specialists – the veterinarian will refer you to a specialist for training aggressive dogs or to a behavioral veterinarian. They will assess the situation and circumstances that have contributed to aggressive behavior, identify the causes, and explain how to avoid recurrence.
It is important to understand why such a situation occurred, as well as how to determine which dog is potentially ready to bite. Continue reading