Psychological characteristics of the dog

What are the qualities that together form the “character” of a dog? Cynology modern examines nine in particular: reactivity (or)temperament),temper,aggression,combativeness,docility,diligence,curiosity, sociability and possessiveness.These qualities may be more or less developed, as well as the hair may be longer or shorter,tail longer or shorter,ears more or less erect.We insist on candor and ingenuity dog because you have to understand that the dog “knows” that it is right or wrong, courageous or placid. The dog learns to feel “good dog” or “bad dog” in terms of human reactions to his behavior.

The main features of the dog psychic:

Reactivity
This term indicates the rate of reaction of the dog to external stimuli, whether positive or negative. A dog will react to the quick temper quickly to the arrival of his master as to the assault of a malefactor.

characteristics of the dog

Temper

This is what measures the ability to withstand external stimuli unpleasant or painful. For example, if you walk on the leg of a dog to quench slightly marked, it will react by crying, limping or stopping a long time if it is really soft, it will even refuse to continue walking.A dog strong character does not even notice that he stepped on the leg and a dog of medium caliber will not issue a short groan, and then continue his walks with a safe and happy.Quenching increases with age: the puppies are always great weeping! It is precisely to assess the caliber of the subject – and not gratuitous cruelty – the dog is hit twice by the club during the attacks, in working trials.

Aggressiveness

It’s the dog’s ability to react by impulse control stimulation threatening towards him, territory or the people he loves. Aggression is a natural quality that can not fail in any dog, even if it is more pronounced in some breeds than in others.
What really matters however (especially in a subject of work), it is the fighting (see below); aggression is a pulse that can turn into fight if the dog is aggressive, but also fleeing the fighting if missing.

Combativeness

It is the ability to pass the assault, that is to say, to transform aggression into real struggle, instead of choosing the leak.

Docility

This is the dog’s ability to spontaneously accept the man as superior without the need for coercion. In practice, this is the ability to love his master and want to obey him, learn from him and rely on him.

Vigilance

It is the ability to warn (the voice or body postures) of the approach of a potential danger, both for the dog to his master. Vigilance is always manifested more markedly in the territory where the dog lives and much less outside. However, training can also arouse the vigilance on neutral territory.

Curiosity

It is of interest to the outside world and which may attract the attention of a dog. This is a very important quality: incurious, a dog was listless and unable to learn.

Sociability

This is the dog’s ability to make contact with the man of simple and natural way. It should not be confused with socialization, which indicates the period during which, within the pack (or family), the dog finds its way to a precise degree of hierarchy.

Possessiveness

It’s the dog’s ability to consider “owner” of something or someone. It is important because the dog does not defend his master, nor his house if he did not feel like “his”.

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