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Dog Behavior

Author : James C. Ha
ISBN : 9780128167465
Genre : Nature
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Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further information on dog behavior and the social temperament of these companion animals will find this book to be informative. Provides an accessible, engaging introduction to animal behavior specifically related to human-canine relationships Clarifies misunderstandings, mysteries and misconceptions about canines with historical evidence and scientific studies Offers insights and techniques to improve human-canine relationships

New Knowledge Of Dog Behavior

Author : Clarence Pfaffenberger
ISBN : 9781617811739
Genre : Pets
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Is it heredity or environment that shapes the dog? Researchers J.P. Scott and John L. Fuller, authors of Genetics and Social Behavior of the Dog, bred and cross-bred dogs in their quest to understand human heredity and behavior. Their research yielded a gold mine of data that Pfaffenberger turned into practical information for dog breeders and trainers. Learn about the critical stages of puppy development, how breed differences make dogs suitable for specialized work, and how to breed and socialize temperamentally sound dogs. Reprint of a 1963 classic.

Canine Behavior

Author : Bonnie V. G. Beaver
ISBN : 9781416054191
Genre : Medical
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Bonnie V. Beaver provides a clear understanding of normal dog behaviors and the necessary tools to identify problem behaviors and their origins. "Canine Behavior" shows how to prevent, eradicate, or minimize unacceptable behaviors and build successful, lifelong relationships with one's dogs.

Dog Behaviour Evolution And Cognition

Author : Adam Miklosi
ISBN : 9780199646661
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive update to the first monograph on dog behaviour, evolution and cognition.

The Social Dog

Author : Juliane Kaminski
ISBN : 9780124079311
Genre : Nature
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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research

Solving Dog Behavior Problems Like A Professional

Author : James O'Heare
ISBN : 9781617812675
Genre : Pets
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Solving Dog Behavior Problems, book 2 in the Dog Behavior series, provides dog guardians the tools to solve dog behavior problems. It explains why dogs exhibit the behaviors they do and how the guardians can assess any kind of problem behavior situation and devise a plan to change the behavior like a professional would.

Dog Behaviour

Author : Ann-Sofie Sundman
ISBN : 9789176850725
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Dogs, Canis familiaris, share the lives of humans all over the world. That dogs, and the behavior of dogs, are of interest to many is therefore no surprise. In this thesis, the main aim has been to identify factors that affect dogs’ behaviours. The dog, Canis familiaris, is our first domesticated animal. Since domestication, various types of dogs have developed through adaptation to an environment shared with humans and through our selective breeding, resulting in a unique variation in morphology and behaviour. Although there is an individual variation in the behaviour of dogs, there is also a difference between breeds. Moreover, selection during the last decades has split some breeds into divergent types. Labrador and golden retrievers are divided into a common type, for show and companionship, and a field type, for hunting. By comparing the breed types, we can study the effects of recent selection. In Paper I, we investigate differences in general behavioural traits between Labrador and golden retriever and between common and field type within the two breeds by using results from the standardized behaviour test Dog Mentality Assessment. There were differences between breeds and types for all behavioural traits. However, there was also an interaction between breed and type. Thus, a common/field-type Labrador does not behave like a common/field-type golden retriever. Even though they have been selected for similar traits, the selection has affected the general behavioural traits differently in the two breeds. In paper II, we were interested in dogs’ human-directed social skills. Dogs have a high social competence when it comes to humans. Two experiments commonly used to study these skills are the problem-solving test, where dogs’ human-directed behaviours when faced with a problem are measured, and the pointing test, where dogs are tested on how well they understand human gestures. We compared the social skills of German shepherds and Labrador retrievers, and of common- and field-type Labradors. Labradors were more successful in the pointing test and German shepherds stayed closer to their owners during the problem solving. Among Labrador types, the field type had more human eye contact than the common type. Importantly, when comparing the two experiments, we found no positive correlations between the problem-solving test and the pointing test, suggesting that the two tests measure different aspects of human-directed social behaviour in dogs. A previous study has identified two suggestive genetic regions for human-directed social behaviours during the problem-solving test in beagles. In paper III, we show that these SNPs are also associated to social behaviours in Labrador and golden retrievers. Moreover, the Labrador breed types differed significantly in allele frequencies. This indicates that the two SNPs have been affected by recent selection and may have a part in the differences in sociability between common and field type. The behaviour of dogs cannot simply be explained by genetics, there is also an environmental component. In paper IV, we study which factors that affect long-term stress in dogs. Long-term cortisol can be measured by hair samples. We found a clear synchronization in hair cortisol concentrations between dogs and their owners. Neither dogs’ activity levels nor their behavioural traits affected the cortisol, however, the personality of the owners did. Therefore, we suggest that dogs mirror the stress level of their owners. The mediator between genes and the environment is epigenetics, and one epigenetic factor is DNA methylation. In paper V, we compared methylation patterns of wolves and dogs as well as dog breeds. Between both wolves and dogs and among dogs there were substantial differences in methylated DNA regions, suggesting that DNA methylation is likely to contribute to the vast variation among canines. We hypothesize that epigenetic factors have been important during domestication and in breed formation. In this thesis, I cover several aspects on how dogs’ behaviours can be affected, and paint an intricate picture on how genetics, epigenetics, and human-dog relations forms dog behaviour.

Genetics And The Social Behaviour Of The Dog

Author : John Paul Scott
ISBN : 0226743381
Genre : Pets
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Based on twenty years of research at the Jackson Laboratory using basenjis and cocker spaniels, this classic study examines the role heredity plays in the development of dog behavior.

Better Dog Behavior And Training

Author : Charlotte Schwartz
ISBN : 9781593789565
Genre : Pets
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From puppy to senior - and every stage of life in between - Positive-Training Series books offer fanciers savvy advice straight from the experts.

Dog Behavior Training

Author : Jeffrey Castle
ISBN : 9781456612054
Genre : Pets
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Dogs are both loyal and playful pets to have around; however, dogs are also pets that require a lot of work and patience to take care of. They bark, they run around, they dig, they chew, and they can occasionally wreck some parts of your house. Nevertheless, we love dogs as they are our favorite companions. Yet, the question is, how do we take care of them? Most dog owners have asked this question when they first brought their dog home. Not only do you need to watch over your dog, but you also have to train and exercise him. You need to know the best and most efficient way of taking care of your dog, especially when you're not around. Since every breed is different, this book will cover the basis of how you should treat your dog regardless of the type of breed you own. Pretty soon, your dog will be doing fun tricks like shake or roll over and you'll have exclusive bragging rights as a dog owner.

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