Common Myths and Facts About Dogs

Facts About Dogs for Kids

If you are looking for a Dog or small puppy then you must know about the common myths and facts about Dogs. Aggressive nature is generally described by growling or biting habits or dog. But dogs are not always aggressive. There are certain situations when dogs show this behaviour. Barking and growling can be a sign to alert other members of the group as aggressive threats can be a social signal in between them. These fights can be between two adult males or two adult females to have a higher position in the group. Such behavior may be used to protect pups and the territory.

Domestic dogs bark in a protective manner whenever there are strangers. This tendency can be utilised by keeping them as watch dogs. These dogs bark, growl or run to the door whenever a stranger or dog approaches the doorstep. They may calm down or may continue the same even after their entry into the home.

Facts of Dog Behavior

Wagging of the tail does not mean that the dog will not bite. This might be a combination of greeting and threatening signal, so the dog should be observed closely for his behaviour. This may be the sign to protect its own territory from strangers. Most of the dogs feel relaxed and friendly in their owners’ presence. Thus, the dog should be taught how to behave with visitors so as to avoid aggressive response. They can be made familiar with door bells, can be trained to sit, stay or relax at a distance from the door so that they can have a view at the visitor and can behave in non-aggressive manner. Sometimes the loud noise may be the reason for the change in behavior and physical punishment may be the cause for their aggressive nature.

Some dogs may growl and bite when they are afraid. The tail may be lowered or tucked underbelly and ears flattened against the head. When they are approached suddenly they will be frightened and will go back and bark. This fear induced stimuli should be identified and they should be introduced gradually to remove the fear. Sometimes dogs wait until a person turns and walks away and appear to be inhibited. After the turning away of person dogs become fearful and aggressive. For the treatment of this problem, dogs can be muzzled to avoid their possibility of bite while examination, just to avoid the struggle and trauma.

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