July 7th, 2011
Posted by Pia
Canines are amazing creatures who inherently wish to know their boundaries and please their leaders. Communicating with, and training, Fido can be more rewarding when the human trainer has a better understanding of how Fido perceives his world. Today's gallery offers some interesting factoids about pooch behavior....
1 Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures and other medical conditions.
2 A dog is much easier to train once she knows her name. Keep that in mind when you adopt a new pooch- be sure she knows her name before you expect her to learn or respond to commands.
3 A dog is more likely to learn and know his name if the name
has two syllables.
(That said, I know plenty of pooches who know their one-syllable name)
4 Training a dog a command is more effective if you use a single syllable command (sit, off, etc.),as opposed to a two syllable command.
Madigan - Addison, IL
5 Neutered male dogs are easier to train than are unaltered males.
6 It is believed that dogs visually assess things first based on their movements, then on their brightness, and then by their shape.
7 Dogs tend to learn in context -so when training, it is important to train the same directives in a variety of locations.
Communication is key to all peaceful and successful interactions. Since dogs and humans do not necessarily perceive and experience incoming information in the same manner, it is important that we humans learn a thing or two before teaching our pooch!
Dr. Pia Salk
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