Select your language

discount dog training books

“He's not an aggressive dog: he's never bitten anyone”

I was describing the interactions taking place in a group of dogs, and defined two of the dogs in the group as 'aggressive'.
The owner of one of the two dogs stiffened; she was clearly annoyed, if not outraged. When I had asked her earlier to describe her dog, she had defined him as “very sociable, with great social skills, not aggressive, able to get along with all dogs”.

Aggressiveness doesn't regard biting alone. Aggressiveness can be displayed with a wide and rich range of behaviours, some of which are incredibly subtle (a momentary glance, or nearly indiscernible stiffening ...). If we want to learn to recognise and understand aggressiveness, it's important not to limit our observations to behaviours that are in reality only the tip of the iceberg, and we need to accept the idea that even dogs who don't bite, who have never bitten and probably never will can nevertheless be aggressive.

dog behaviour video download

For you DISCOUNT 10%
reserved for subscribers NEWSLETTER
REGISTER

and don't forget...the complete series in the PACK at a SPECIAL PRICE!
3X Ethograms euro 61,00
BUY NOW!
the guide to dog behaviorWhat it is:
the complete list of all the aggressive behaviours of the dog, described and illustrated with both photographs and videos

How it can be used: the ethogram is an indispensible tool in learning to understand, and in studying, the social behaviour of dogs.

Who it’s designed for: anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the social behaviour of dogs.

The ethogram of agonistic behaviours is a an extremely useful tool in learning to recognise and evaluate the social behaviour of dogs, which can be useful in living with dogs, and which becomes fundamental in dog training.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE! here some sample pages from "Ethogram of agonistic behaviours of the dog"

Authors:
Alexa Capra: bibliographical and scientific research; video footage
Daniele Robotti: photographs, editing.


download dog behaviour
For you DISCOUNT 10%
reserved for subscribers NEWSLETTER
REGISTER

and don't forget...the complete series in the PACK at a SPECIAL PRICE!
3X Ethograms euro 61,00
BUY NOW!

Dog aggressiveness: defensive and offensive

Aggressiveness has been defined and divided into different categories by various authors. In my current study of intraspecific (dog-dog) aggressiveness, I have identified two distinct categories, on the basis of the behaviour of the aggressor in the phase preceding the aggression:

- defensive aggressors: the dog shows behaviours used to create distance between itself and other dogs (an increase in the social distance), fear and de-escalation in the phase preceding the aggression.

- offensive aggressors: the dog shows approach behaviours (reduction of social distances), and / or imposing behaviours in the phase preceding the aggression.

Dog behaviour and emotions

Unless one has a magic crystal ball, the analysis and evaluation of a dog's behaviour need to be based on two elements: its personality and the behaviours exhibited by the dog in a certain moment.
An understanding of the dog's personality allows us to make forecasts about the strategies that a given individual will adopt in a specific context, while the observation of a dog's behaviour helps us to understand his emotional state, his intentions and reactions.

The complete list of all the AGGRESSIVE behaviours of the dog

dog behaviour video downloadFor you DISCOUNT 10%
reserved for subscribers NEWSLETTER
REGISTER

and don't forget...the complete series in the PACK at a SPECIAL PRICE!
3X Ethograms euro 61,00
BUY NOW!
the guide to dog behavior
his work is designed for use on a computer, tablet or smartphone and is not suitable for use in a DVD player or home video entertainment system.