Training Overview
Some owners categorically declare that their dog is smart by nature, and training will make him a boring, humble and uninitiated dog. And this is fundamentally wrong. The dog inherits…

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Raising a puppy
Raising a dog from a very young age is the basis for further development and socialization. A dog that is “comfortable” in all respects will not cause trouble for you…

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You got a puppy
And then the baby found himself in your house. He faces a difficult task - to grow into a healthy, obedient and efficient dog. And it is you who should…

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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

Think doggystyle
The dog’s attitude to its owner is one of the important, and often the dominant, aspect of the animal’s behavior. However, why does one dog obey its master and the…

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Voice Team
With a young dog, you can work out the “Voice!” Command. This skill is very useful when practicing security training techniques (for example, when a stranger is found in a…

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Raising a puppy
Raising a dog from a very young age is the basis for further development and socialization. A dog that is “comfortable” in all respects will not cause trouble for you…

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What to do if your dog bites other dogs
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…

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