Introduction to Canine Behavior

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Canine Behavior Understanding the dog requires that one understand where it came from, so it becomes necessary to go back to the wolf and beyond. The…

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Canine Locomotive Behavior

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CHAPTER 9 Canine Locomotive Behavior Some dogs are couch potatoes. Others are in perpetual motion. Regardless of whether they are resting or moving, they display a wide variety of locomotive…

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Canine Social Behavior

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CHAPTER 4 Canine Social Behavior Dogs are a social species, like humans. During the selective breeding process, some modifications were made to the group structure. As a result, many of…

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Canine Communicative Behavior

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CHAPTER 3 Canine Communicative Behavior When humans think of communication, we usually think of the verbal form. For dogs, however, vocal communications are the least significant; body signals and odors…

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Canine Behavior of Sensory and Neural Origin

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CHAPTER 2 Canine Behavior of Sensory and Neural Origin The nervous system is responsible, either directly or indirectly, for all behaviors. The brain processes the input from the senses, develops…

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Canine Ingestive Behavior

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CHAPTER 7 Canine Ingestive Behavior A lot is known about ingestive behaviors of dogs, but much of this information remains hidden within the confines of the major dog food manufacturers….

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Canine Grooming Behavior

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CHAPTER 10 Canine Grooming Behavior Grooming is a maintenance behavior in dogs that is important for good health as well as good looks. Good health in a dog is reflected…

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Canine Eliminative Behavior

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CHAPTER 8 Canine Eliminative Behavior Except perhaps when housetraining a puppy, owners often take their dog’s eliminative behaviors for granted. They assume that a normal dog will ask to go…

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Female Canine Sexual Behavior

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CHAPTER 6 Female Canine Sexual Behavior Reproductive behaviors of a female dog are not generally understood by the public. A survey of owners relinquishing their dog to an animal shelter…

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Male Canine Sexual Behavior

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CHAPTER 5 Male Canine Sexual Behavior Successful reproduction is critical for the survival of any species. In dogs, several aspects of sexual behavior also are important to allow the development…

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