Tag: dog behavior

Virtual Dog Training. Does it Work?

Virtual Dog Training!      Melinda adopted Reepo from a rescue group. The energetic German shepherd/blue heeler mix was high energy, demanding, playful and sometimes fearful. He struggled with behavioral issues and panicked every time the doorbell rang. At her wit’s end, Melinda enrolled Reepo in positive training classes, which helped ease his anxiety and…

Do Puppy Tests Work? Personality Consistency in Dogs: A Meta-Analysis. Do a dog’s personality traits stay consistent over time?

Do a Dog’s Personality Traits Stay Consistent over Time? A Look at a Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Study by Samuel D. Gosling, Jamie Fratkin, David Sinn, and Erika Patall. Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Recent studies demonstrate that predictability of canine personality cannot be taken for granted, and many canine experts today believe that…

Compulsive Dog Behaviors

Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Going to the dog park can be stressful if your dog is not well-behaved. Since dogs thrive on play with other dogs and need to exercise,they also need companionship and meaningful social exchange with dogs, other animals and people. Problem #1 Dog Park Aggression Dogs that have been raised in social…

Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Tired!Self-Control Depleted

Image Credit: Wiki According to a recent study by Holly Miller, from the University of Lille Nord de France, dogs that have run out of self-control make more impulsive decisions that put them in harm’s way.Similar to humans, dogs tend to behave badly when their ability to exert self-control is compromised.This study was recently published…