Educating your dog can sometimes be difficult, but the magic formula is simple: learn to decrypt the behavior of your dog through canine psychology and you can educate it with ease!
Canine psychology is based on the analysis of your dog’s behavior as well as your ability to communicate effectively. Often, when a dog does not listen to his master, this is due to a misunderstanding.
The dog communicates with men in the same way that he communicates with other dogs. And it is not uncommon for two dogs to fail to understand each other. Dog behaviorists observe how masters behave with their dog in everyday situations, at home or on a walk, in order to analyze the dog’s psychology and better understand the situation.
When a problem arises, the canine educator acts as a “mediator” and shares his tips and recommendations so that the teacher and his dog can build a relationship based on trust and improve their communication.
Canine psychology: what problems does it help to solve?
The dog’s psychology can be helpful if your dog exhibits the following behavioral problems:
- He barks, growls and is aggressive towards children, cyclists or other dogs.
- It’s a destructive dog
- He exhibits anxious and fearful behavior
- He pulls on his leash
- He barks incessantly
- He fears being alone
The five golden rules of canine psychology:
- Your dog should never obey under duress, but rather associate something positive with obeying.
- A dog needs discipline and a clearly defined hierarchy.
- Violence has no place in your dog’s education or in canine psychology.
- Rewarding your dog with treats and congratulations will help him learn more quickly the right behavior to adopt
- Stay patient, it’s essential in canine psychology!
Once your dog is fully educated, you
You can further develop your complicity, through common activities such as agility or canicross.
The psychology of the dog in a few facts
Perhaps you have already noticed that during his sleep, your dog makes small noises or that his paws flinch. What do you want to tell your dog by these acts? In us humans, these muscular contractions are not uncommon. They mostly happen when we dream. It has been proven by scientists that dogs dream too. Moreover, their sleep is composed of several phases. Like us humans, dogs go through a phase during which their dreams are the most intense. It is also during this phase that their bodies are the most active. So do not be worried if while sleeping, your dog shakes or moans. Maybe your dog is dreaming of his next meal …
The intelligence of the dog:
This is not new, dogs are endowed with an intelligence: they are able to learn tricks, to notice when their master is not well to console him. But can we go so far as to compare the intelligence of dogs with human intelligence? Scientists have discovered that the dog’s intelligence is similar to the intelligence of a two-year-old child. Thus, dogs can count and are able to recognize 150 words.
Dogs perceive the intonation of the voice:
In addition to knowing the meaning of certain words, dogs recognize different tones of voice. Your dog’s reaction will be different depending on the tone you use to call it. Call your companion by name in a cheerful tone and you’ll see him cheerfully rapping with his tail. On the contrary, if you call your dog in a dry and authoritative tone, he will be rather frightened.