Behavior Articles

Thoroughly understanding the most common dog behavior problems is the first step to solving and preventing them. There are many articles here that can help.

A Social Faux Pas: Kids, Puppies And Dominance

by Jennifer Sobie Click here for the article (as PDF) ...
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Altering Digging Behavior

DOGS, DIRT AND GARDENS We grew tired of seeing our plants dug up, dirt strewn about and holes newly excavated ...
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Bite Incident In Your Community-How To Respond

The following Press Kit was prepared by the American Rottweiler Club to help local clubs and individuals respond to the ...
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Biting

...it *is* an issue, by Nancy ChristensenWhat do *I* do when a dog bites (all dogs bite)?There are several times ...
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Biting Dogs

Once Bitten It's not the end of the world if your dog bites - but you MUST take action. by ...
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Breed Suitability Test – ZTP

Link to rules of the Breed Suitability Test - ZTP (opens a PDF file) ...
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Canine Behavior

When making a cake, you might start with just a few basic ingredients. Depending on how you use each of ...
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Critical Behavior Periods

written by Carol Kufner, Winwood German Shepherds submitted by Judy Bohnert, Equinox Dobermans, CA. Age (weeks) 3 - 14. Socialization ...
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Dealing With Aggression

by Nancy E. ChristensenCanine aggression has a myriad of origins and meanings. Why does a dog snarl, snap or bite?There ...
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Definition Of Drives

By Patrick O´ConnorThis presentation focuses on dog behavior as it relates to police dog training, however, a dog is a ...
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Developing Play Skills

  Play. How can it be that any living creature is without the knowledge of how to play? Wouldn't that ...
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Doberman Temperament – A Brief Introduction

by Pat Murphy Cornelius ©copyright September 2003Dobermans have been described as "the dog with the human brain." And there is ...
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Dog Behavior Reading List

Compiled by Pat Cornelius and the Working Dog Committee of the DPCA. There are many books already written about dog ...
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Drives

by Nancy E Christensen/Renejade DobermansDrives are present in all dogs, though at different levels. Rooted in instinct, yet different from ...
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Flank Sucking

MEDICAL CANINE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS (LICK GRANULOMA/FLANK SUCKING) Submitted courtesy of Gail Vetorino A few months ago, a request for ...
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How Your Dog Sees The World

...remember, your dog thinks you are god! Much like a child, the early part of the life of your dog ...
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Judging & Defining Temperament

By Ray Carlisle Life in America is so much different today than before 9/11/01. We now live in a world ...
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Koerung

Link to information on the Koerung ...
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Motion Sickness

submitted by Marj Brooks...Advice procured from behavioralist Gail VettorinoHi Marj and Julie,I have a few questions for this Julie to ...
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Nail Trimming Tips & Tricks

When attempting to get long nails back and to have the quick recede sufficiently to enable this, doing the nails ...
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Nip Nipping In The Bud

written by Carol Kufner, Winwood German Shepherds submitted by Judy Bohnert Most behavior problems in dogs stem from people treating ...
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Pack Structure

Many things are written regarding the hierarchy of dominance and submission, the fundamental aspects of the dog pack. Many people ...
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Problem Owners

written by Carol Kufner of Winwood Shepherdssubmitted by Judy Bohnert, Equinox, CanadaWe felt this subject was a necessary addition to ...
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Q & A For New Doberman Owners

Question : Can my children get worms from our puppy/dog ? I heard that all puppies have worms. Answer : ...
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Speaking Doggish

by Pat Murphy CorneliusVOCALIZATIONS: Barks - can serve as alerting calls, alarm barking, greetings, indications of annoyance and excitement, or ...
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Super Dogs Are Made, Not Born

Article originally written by Joyce O'Kelley typed and re-formatted by Sherry Clark Today almost everyone involved with dogs has heard ...
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Suspicion In A Doberman – Good Or Bad?

written by Bonnie Wittrock submitted by Marj Brooks A Doberman's suspicion level is often overlooked in the raising of a ...
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Temperament

2006 DPCA National Breeder´s Seminar Nancy E Christensen/Renejade Dobermans You cannot breed for correct temperament if you a not sure ...
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Temperament Evaluation For Potential Rescue Dogs

The following article appeared in the February issue of Texas Dogs, 1994.By M. Shirley Chong - Copyright 1994, M. Shirley ...
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Temperament Testing Puppies & Adults

The temperament tests below can be used by future owners, breeders, etc. to evaluate puppies and/or dogs. Please click on ...
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Temperament-Nature Or Nurture

Question to Vic Monteleon:How much is nature versus nurture when we try to assess temperament in the ring? I'll offer ...
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Understanding Motivation

Understanding motivation should be simple. Most people can recognize what they and others around them find motivating. Then we take ...
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What It's Like Living With A Doberman

by Fred Heal, Jagermeister, CanadaBecause of a column on Doberman temperament that I wrote in our Dogs In Canada national ...
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