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Some people yell at their dog or puppy, though these methods have been proven ineffective. Others are locked into a vicious cycle of physical corrections, though they have no educational value and often instill aggression or make matters worse.</p>\n<p>If the goal of discipline is to teach a dog better manners, then the effort to communicate as much must be closely examined. Here&#8217;s what doesn&#8217;t work and why, and what you can do instead:</p>\n<p><b>Don</b><b>&#8216;</b><b>t stare.</b> Unless your gaze conveys deep affection, staring is perceived as confrontational and threatening. Don&#8217;t confuse your dog. He&#8217;ll learn to fear or challenge you.</p>\n<p><b>Don</b><b>&#8216;</b><b>t chase.</b> Imagine rushing at another person in the same manner. This technique induces fear or confrontation, not understanding. It&#8217;s ineffective in communicating anything, except perhaps that you&#8217;ve lost your mind.</p>\n<p><b>Don</b><b>&#8216;</b><b>t grab, drag, or hold.</b> When you grab, hold, or drag a dog, his only option is to defend himself. Though you may contain him in the moment or vent frustration, it will lead to out of control behavior.</p>\n<p><b>Do stay calm, setting the example to model.</b> You should be the one setting an example of how to act in all situations. Give your dog a good example to follow.</p>\n<p><b>Do direct your dog. </b>Your dog can&#8217;t read your mind. Teach your dog basic commands, such as to stay, follow your lead, and come.</p>\n<p><b>Do provide alternatives.</b> Give your dog every opportunity to behave well. Provide ample activities to occupy his energy and curiosity. When you discourage one activity (such as jumping), encourage something else, such as fetching a toy or sitting.</p>\n"},{"title":"Reading your dog's body language","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Your dog is communicating a lot through her body postures and also tuning in to your body language more than you might imagine. Regulating how you hold your posture and recognizing your dog&#8217;s body language can enable a fluent dialog between the two of you. The figures below illustrate common dog postures.</p>\n<p class=\"Tip\">Remember that if your dog is shrunk and low, she&#8217;s feeling insecure or scared. If her weight is pitched forward, she&#8217;s confident, on alert, or in defense mode. 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His work with and knowledge of dogs has often caught the attention of the media, and he&#8217;s been the subject of feature articles in <i>People Magazine, USA Today, Time Magazine, Maclean&#8217;s, US News &amp; World Report, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post,</i> and others. His affable manner has also made him a popular guest with the broadcast media, and he&#8217;s been featured on numerous television programs, including <i>Oprah, Larry King Live, Dateline, 20/20, Maurie Povich, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose,</i> and the <i>Today Show.</i> He currently hosts the national TV series <i>Good Dog!</i> in Canada. <p><b>Sarah Hodgson,</b> president of Simply Sarah Incorporated, has been a trainer of dogs and their people in Westchester, New York, and Southern Connecticut for more than 20 years. She&#8217;s the author of eight dog-training books, including <i>Puppies For Dummies, Dog Tricks For Dummies, Puppies Raising &amp; Training Diary For Dummies, Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training, You and Your Puppy</i> (co-authored with James DeBitetto), <i>DogPerfect,</i> 2nd Edition, <i>PuppyPerfect,</i> and <i>Miss Sarah&#8217;s Guide to Etiquette for Dogs &amp; Their People</i>. In addition, Sarah has produced two videos, patented a dog training leash (the Teaching Lead), and invented many other products to simplify the shared lives of dogs and people.<br /> Sarah is frequently featured as a dog training specialist on network television, radio, and print media, including <i>The New York Times,</i> NBC, CBS, Animal Planet (Disney syndicate), FOX, CNN, WOR, Hollywood Pets, <i>Parenthood</i> magazine, and others. 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Give positive reinforcement with treats and attention, and start early: The younger your puppy is when you start, the more attentive the puppy will be to directions and ideas.</p>\n<div class=\"figure-container\"><figure id=\"attachment_260769\" aria-labelledby=\"figcaption_attachment_260769\" class=\"wp-caption alignnone\" style=\"width: 545px\"><img loading=\"lazy\" class=\"wp-image-260769 size-full\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppy-training.jpg\" alt=\"puppy-training\" width=\"535\" height=\"357\" /><figcaption id=\"figcaption_attachment_260769\" class=\"wp-caption-text\">Source: ©Shutterstock/Art Studio<br />Jack Russell Terrier puppy in training.</figcaption></figure></div><div class=\"clearfix\"></div>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>“Follow.&#8221;</b> This command says, “I’m the leader, so follow me!” Say it whenever you’re leading your puppy on leash.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>“Sit.&#8221;</b> This direction is the human equivalent of “Say please.” Direct your puppy to sit before giving anything positive, from meals and treats to toys, or when greeting strangers or friends.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>“Down.&#8221;</b> Directing “down” helps your puppy calm down whenever you’re going to be stationary for a while.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>“Stay.&#8221; </b>This direction instills good impulse control. Direct your puppy to stay whenever you want him or her to be still.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>“Wait.&#8221;</b> Use this direction for sudden stops or at curbs. It says, “stop and focus on me before proceeding.”</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">“<b>No.&#8221;</b> This direction is the human equivalent of “that’s a bad idea” instead of “you’re bad.” Use it if you catch your puppy thinking about misbehaving.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Everyday instructions:</b> Assign a command to everyday actions, like going upstairs, going outside, coming inside, getting in the car, and so on.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Sample house-training schedule for puppies","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>This house-training schedule is based on the needs of a healthy four-month-old puppy. Vary the schedule according to your schedule and the age needs of your pup. If you can’t take care of all your pup’s needs due to your work schedule or other conflicts, consider hiring a helper.</p>\n<table>\n<tbody>\n<tr>\n<th>Period of Day/Time</th>\n<th>Action</th>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Wake up (7 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Go to potty area (outside or papers) immediately and only for a<br />\npotty break.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Breakfast (7:30 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Fill the bowl and encourage your puppy to sit before placing it down.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Morning walk (8 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Play after breakfast and/or take a walk.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Late-morning walk (11 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Play, potty, and/or take a walk.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Lunch (11:15 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Young puppies must eat and then go to their potty area. Fill the bowl and encourage your puppy to sit before placing it down.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>After-lunch outing (11:45 a.m.)</td>\n<td>Potty break.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Midafternoon walk (2:30 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Play, potty, and/or take a walk.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Pre-dinner outing</td>\n<td>Potty break.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Dinnertime (4:30 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Fill the bowl and encourage your puppy to sit before placing it down.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>After-dinner outing (5 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Play, potty, and/or take a walk.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Evening (7:30 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Remove water.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Late evening (8:30 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Potty break.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Before bed (11 p.m.)</td>\n<td>Potty break.</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<td>Middle of the night</td>\n<td>Potty break if necessary.</td>\n</tr>\n</tbody>\n</table>\n"}],"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Explore","lifeExpectancy":"Five years","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2023-02-09T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":208403},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2017-03-27T16:58:52+00:00","modifiedTime":"2022-10-06T19:06:29+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-14T18:18:41+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Home, Auto, & Hobbies","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33809"},"slug":"home-auto-hobbies","categoryId":33809},{"name":"Pets","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33964"},"slug":"pets","categoryId":33964},{"name":"Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33967"},"slug":"dogs","categoryId":33967},{"name":"General Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33983"},"slug":"general-dogs","categoryId":33983}],"title":"Dogs For Dummies Cheat Sheet","strippedTitle":"dogs for dummies cheat sheet","slug":"dogs-for-dummies-cheat-sheet","canonicalUrl":"","收检索擎seo":{"metaDescription":"Want to keep your pup healthy and happy? 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shampoo</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"When to Get Emergency Veterinary Care for Your Dog","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Seek urgent veterinary care if your dog displays any of the following symptoms. If your dog is ever injured or sick and you&#8217;re not sure what to do, call your vet. Better safe than sorry!</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Any eye injury, no matter how mild</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Any respiratory problem: Chronic coughing, trouble breathing, or near drowning</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Any signs of pain: Panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness, or loss of appetite</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Any suspected poisoning, including ingestion of antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Any wound or laceration that’s open and bleeding, or any animal bite</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Seizure, fainting, or collapse</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Snake bite</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Thermal stress, either too cold or too hot, even if the dog seems to have recovered</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the dog seems fine</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Vomiting or diarrhea, anything more than two or three times within an hour or so</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Preventive Health Checklist for Dogs","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Be proactive to prevent illness and injury and keep your dog healthy and happy. Use the list below as a guide for care at each stage of your dog&#8217;s life. Also, talk with your vet about what is best for you and your pet.</p>\n<h2>Puppy veterinary care</h2>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Initial exam within 48 hours of adoption.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Four to five combination vaccinations at three-week intervals, starting at the age of 6 to 8 weeks. Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Wormings as prescribed by your veterinarian, at two- to three-week intervals or until the fecal test comes up clear.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Heartworm preventive. No heartworm test is required if puppy’s mother was on preventive and puppy is started by the age of 12 weeks.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Follow-up exam at time of final vaccinations to spot congenital problems, retained baby teeth, and so on.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Spaying or neutering, as early as 8 weeks, as recommended by your veterinarian.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Adult veterinary care</h2>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Annual examination, which may include periodic chemistry profile and urinalysis, especially for older pets and prior to procedures requiring anesthesia.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Combination vaccination, annually. Rabies vaccination, once every three years or as required by law.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Heartworm testing.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Dental cleaning and scaling under anesthesia, annually or as recommended by your veterinarian.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<h2>Adult home care</h2>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Heartworm preventive, daily or monthly</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Nail trim, weekly</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Regular bathing and grooming</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Home exam, including checking for lumps and bumps, weekly</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Tooth-brushing, two to three times a week</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Regular flea-control program</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"What to Keep in Your Dog's First Aid Kit","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Always keep the following items handy in case your dog needs minor medical attention. It&#8217;s best to even create a special first-aid bag or medicine chest exclusively for your dog:</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Adhesive tape</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Benadryl antihistamine</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Betadine antiseptic</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Buffered aspirin</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Cotton swabs, balls, and rolls</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Eye wash</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Forceps or tweezers</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Hydrogen peroxide</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Kwik Stop powder</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Scissors</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Sterile gauze, both rolls and pads</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Syringe with the needle removed (for giving liquid medication)</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Syrup of ipecac</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Thermometer</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Tranquilizers (as prescribed by your veterinarian)</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Triple antibiotic cream or ointment</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Vet Wrap padded bandages</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Water-based lubricating jelly, such as K-Y</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"}],"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Explore","lifeExpectancy":"Two years","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2022-10-06T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":209530},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2017-03-26T22:56:05+00:00","modifiedTime":"2022-08-27T14:34:59+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-14T18:18:33+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Home, Auto, & Hobbies","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33809"},"slug":"home-auto-hobbies","categoryId":33809},{"name":"Pets","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33964"},"slug":"pets","categoryId":33964},{"name":"Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33967"},"slug":"dogs","categoryId":33967},{"name":"General Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33983"},"slug":"general-dogs","categoryId":33983}],"title":"Exploring the Pros and Cons of Designer Dogs","strippedTitle":"exploring the pros and cons of designer dogs","slug":"exploring-the-pros-and-cons-of-designer-dogs","canonicalUrl":"","收检索擎seo":{"metaDescription":"Here are some important things to consider if you're thinking about getting a designer dog, such as a golden doodle or puggle.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"<p class=\"TechnicalStuff\">A <i>designer dog</i> is a dog whose parents were both purebred dogs of different breeds. For example, a golden doodle has one parent who is a purebred golden retriever, and another parent who is a purebred poodle. His mother may have been the poodle, and his father may have been the golden retriever — or vice versa. The designer dog was bred intentionally by a designer-dog breeder.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_287687\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"wp-image-287687 size-full\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/Designer_dogs.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> © Caleb Woods / Unsplash.com[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"TechnicalStuff\">A non-designer, mixed-breed dog is a dog who was bred either intentionally or by accident. One or both of his parents were <i>not</i> purebred dogs.</p>\r\nAlthough breeders of designer dogs feel they're meeting the needs of a particular niche of people, purebred breeders and purebred dog clubs, such as the American Kennel Club, think the entire trend is dangerous to all dogs.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >The pros</h2>\r\nOne of the advantages of designer dogs is the sheer number of varieties available. More than 200 different hybrid combinations exist, which means there is a designer dog for every taste. Most of these hybrids are small and designed to have good personality combined with adorability\r\n\r\nDesigner dogs are created to fit every need — from pocket-size dogs for easy travel to low-shed dogs for those with allergies. Many of these designer-dog creations are free of some of the traits that can make life difficult for the purebred dog. For example, some purebreds, like the Pug, have a very short snout, making breathing difficult. But the popular Puggle — the hybrid of a Pug and a Beagle — has a longer nose while still maintaining the Pug's wrinkled forehead and loopy gait.\r\n\r\nMany hybrid breeders claim their dogs have <i>hybrid vigor,</i> a strength that comes from having parents of two different breeds. The offspring of two different breeds rarely inherit genetic defects, because the bloodlines aren't as close as those of purebreds.\r\n\r\nPurebred dogs often have inherited traits that can cause genetic defects. For example, many retriever breeds tend to have cataracts or epilepsy, many large-breed dogs have hip dysplasia, and many small-breed dogs are prone to dental problems. Mixed-breed dogs rarely inherit these genetic defects, because their genetics are more varied. (Incidentally, this is true of all mixed-breed dogs, not just designer dogs or hybrids.)\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >The cons</h2>\r\nThe major con of designer dogs is the price. Most designer dogs cost upwards of $700, whereas many purebred dogs begin at $250. (Of course, mixed breed dogs are widely available for adoption, typically at prices set by rescue groups or animal shelters.)\r\n\r\nAlthough each designer dog was bred for specific appearance and traits, there's a good chance that some or all of them will not develop in the offspring. Mixing breeds is chancy, because the outcome is not absolute. Although purebred dog offspring will always mature to appear like the parent dogs, the hybrid offspring may appear more like one parent than the other, or have a personality more like one parent than the other. So, although you might be searching for a small Yorkipoo, the pup might grow up to be the size of a large Yorkshire Terrier instead of a Teacup Poodle.\r\n<p class=\"Remember\">As much as the breeders of designer dogs claim that mixing two breeds improves the offspring's overall health, that presumption is debatable. Although many of the puppies don't show symptoms of the recessive genetic dysfunctions commonly seen in purebred dogs, many other puppies do. In fact, a hybrid puppy can have the poor luck to inherit the worst physical and temperament traits of both parents.</p>\r\nThere are no guarantees when you get a dog — purebred, hybrid, or mutt.","description":"<p class=\"TechnicalStuff\">A <i>designer dog</i> is a dog whose parents were both purebred dogs of different breeds. For example, a golden doodle has one parent who is a purebred golden retriever, and another parent who is a purebred poodle. His mother may have been the poodle, and his father may have been the golden retriever — or vice versa. The designer dog was bred intentionally by a designer-dog breeder.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_287687\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"wp-image-287687 size-full\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/Designer_dogs.png\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> © Caleb Woods / Unsplash.com[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"TechnicalStuff\">A non-designer, mixed-breed dog is a dog who was bred either intentionally or by accident. One or both of his parents were <i>not</i> purebred dogs.</p>\r\nAlthough breeders of designer dogs feel they're meeting the needs of a particular niche of people, purebred breeders and purebred dog clubs, such as the American Kennel Club, think the entire trend is dangerous to all dogs.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >The pros</h2>\r\nOne of the advantages of designer dogs is the sheer number of varieties available. More than 200 different hybrid combinations exist, which means there is a designer dog for every taste. Most of these hybrids are small and designed to have good personality combined with adorability\r\n\r\nDesigner dogs are created to fit every need — from pocket-size dogs for easy travel to low-shed dogs for those with allergies. Many of these designer-dog creations are free of some of the traits that can make life difficult for the purebred dog. For example, some purebreds, like the Pug, have a very short snout, making breathing difficult. But the popular Puggle — the hybrid of a Pug and a Beagle — has a longer nose while still maintaining the Pug's wrinkled forehead and loopy gait.\r\n\r\nMany hybrid breeders claim their dogs have <i>hybrid vigor,</i> a strength that comes from having parents of two different breeds. The offspring of two different breeds rarely inherit genetic defects, because the bloodlines aren't as close as those of purebreds.\r\n\r\nPurebred dogs often have inherited traits that can cause genetic defects. For example, many retriever breeds tend to have cataracts or epilepsy, many large-breed dogs have hip dysplasia, and many small-breed dogs are prone to dental problems. Mixed-breed dogs rarely inherit these genetic defects, because their genetics are more varied. (Incidentally, this is true of all mixed-breed dogs, not just designer dogs or hybrids.)\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >The cons</h2>\r\nThe major con of designer dogs is the price. Most designer dogs cost upwards of $700, whereas many purebred dogs begin at $250. (Of course, mixed breed dogs are widely available for adoption, typically at prices set by rescue groups or animal shelters.)\r\n\r\nAlthough each designer dog was bred for specific appearance and traits, there's a good chance that some or all of them will not develop in the offspring. Mixing breeds is chancy, because the outcome is not absolute. Although purebred dog offspring will always mature to appear like the parent dogs, the hybrid offspring may appear more like one parent than the other, or have a personality more like one parent than the other. So, although you might be searching for a small Yorkipoo, the pup might grow up to be the size of a large Yorkshire Terrier instead of a Teacup Poodle.\r\n<p class=\"Remember\">As much as the breeders of designer dogs claim that mixing two breeds improves the offspring's overall health, that presumption is debatable. Although many of the puppies don't show symptoms of the recessive genetic dysfunctions commonly seen in purebred dogs, many other puppies do. In fact, a hybrid puppy can have the poor luck to inherit the worst physical and temperament traits of both parents.</p>\r\nThere are no guarantees when you get a dog — purebred, hybrid, or mutt.","blurb":"","authors":[],"primaryCategoryTaxonomy":{"categoryId":33983,"title":"General Dogs","slug":"general-dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33983"}},"secondaryCategoryTaxonomy":{"categoryId":0,"title":null,"slug":null,"_links":null},"tertiaryCategoryTaxonomy":{"categoryId":0,"title":null,"slug":null,"_links":null},"trendingArticles":null,"inThisArticle":[{"label":"The pros","target":"#tab1"},{"label":"The cons","target":"#tab2"}],"relatedArticles":{"fromBook":[],"fromCategory":[{"articleId":263905,"title":"How Your Puppy Communicates","slug":"how-your-puppy-communicates","categoryList":["home-auto-hobbies","pets","dogs","general-dogs"],"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles/263905"}},{"articleId":263900,"title":"Your Dog's Intelligence and Emotions","slug":"your-dogs-intelligence-and-emotions","categoryList":["home-auto-hobbies","pets","dogs","general-dogs"],"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles/263900"}},{"articleId":263888,"title":"Bringing Puppy into the Digital Age","slug":"bringing-puppy-into-the-digital-age","categoryList":["home-auto-hobbies","pets","dogs","general-dogs"],"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles/263888"}},{"articleId":263883,"title":"10 (or So) Dog Games to Play","slug":"10-or-so-dog-games-to-play","categoryList":["home-auto-hobbies","pets","dogs","general-dogs"],"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles/263883"}},{"articleId":209530,"title":"Dogs For Dummies Cheat Sheet","slug":"dogs-for-dummies-cheat-sheet","categoryList":["home-auto-hobbies","pets","dogs","general-dogs"],"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles/209530"}}]},"hasRelatedBookFromSearch":false,"relatedBook":{"bookId":0,"slug":null,"isbn":null,"categoryList":null,"amazon":null,"image":null,"title":null,"testBankPinActivationLink":null,"bookOutOfPrint":false,"authorsInfo":null,"authors":null,"_links":null},"collections":[{"title":"For the Aspiring Aficionado","slug":"for-the-bougielicious","collectionId":287570}],"articleAds":{"footerAd":"<div class=\"du-ad-region row\" id=\"article_page_adhesion_ad\"><div class=\"du-ad-unit col-md-12\" data-slot-id=\"article_page_adhesion_ad\" data-refreshed=\"false\" \r\n data-target = \"[{&quot;key&quot;:&quot;cat&quot;,&quot;values&quot;:[&quot;home-auto-hobbies&quot;,&quot;pets&quot;,&quot;dogs&quot;,&quot;general-dogs&quot;]},{&quot;key&quot;:&quot;isbn&quot;,&quot;values&quot;:[null]}]\" id=\"du-slot-63221af93de72\"></div></div>","rightAd":"<div class=\"du-ad-region row\" id=\"article_page_right_ad\"><div class=\"du-ad-unit col-md-12\" data-slot-id=\"article_page_right_ad\" data-refreshed=\"false\" \r\n data-target = \"[{&quot;key&quot;:&quot;cat&quot;,&quot;values&quot;:[&quot;home-auto-hobbies&quot;,&quot;pets&quot;,&quot;dogs&quot;,&quot;general-dogs&quot;]},{&quot;key&quot;:&quot;isbn&quot;,&quot;values&quot;:[null]}]\" id=\"du-slot-63221af93e8c4\"></div></div>"},"articleType":{"articleType":"Articles","articleList":null,"content":null,"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Explore","lifeExpectancy":"Two years","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2022-08-06T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":201344},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2020-09-02T18:47:38+00:00","modifiedTime":"2020-09-09T10:31:02+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-14T18:17:17+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Home, Auto, & Hobbies","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33809"},"slug":"home-auto-hobbies","categoryId":33809},{"name":"Pets","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33964"},"slug":"pets","categoryId":33964},{"name":"Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33967"},"slug":"dogs","categoryId":33967},{"name":"General Dogs","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/33983"},"slug":"general-dogs","categoryId":33983}],"title":"Your Dog's Intelligence and Emotions","strippedTitle":"your dog's intelligence and emotions","slug":"your-dogs-intelligence-and-emotions","canonicalUrl":"","收检索擎seo":{"metaDescription":"Your dog might be more intelligent than you think. Learn how his nose conveys information and all about your dog's master emotions.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"Some people still think that dogs don't think or experience emotions. Although it's true that dogs don't have the intellectual capacity of some other mammals like dolphins, they have other strengths and intelligence that we have yet to discover.\r\n\r\nDog cognition has become a global obsession. In the past decade alone, a scientist has figured out ways to monitor dogs’ brain activity, decode their DNA, and do comparative analysis with human and other mammalian brains. Electrodes and MRI scans track the brain centers that alert to strong scents, familiar faces, various expressions, and spoken words.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Interested in reading more about dog cognition? Research the topic online or at your local library. Periodicals like <em>Science Daily</em> and <em>Nature</em> (both online) stay abreast of all the current studies. Have fun exploring the new science of your beloved puppy.</p>\r\n<a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/how-to-factor-in-intelligence-when-evaluating-dog-breeds/\">Intelligence might play a factor in your selection of a new puppy</a> as well, especially if you aspire to competing in dog shows or performing with your new best friend.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Your dog's emotions</h2>\r\nUntil recently, the scientific community had a hard time admitting that dogs have feelings. Why? Because in academic circles nothing is real unless there is measurable data to prove it. Since no one in academia could show that dogs were capable of feeling emotions, reasoning, and attachment, it just wasn’t so.\r\n\r\nEnter two scientists: Dr. Stanley Coren began as a psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher at the University of British Columbia, whose lifelong hobby with dogs finally realigned his professional career. In 2008, he did what at the time seemed like a simple comparative analysis showing beyond a reasonable doubt that dogs have similar cognitive abilities to 2-2-1/2-year-old children. Researching at the University of British Columbia, Coren set out to determine which breed of dog was the smartest based on a set of questions that tested their responsiveness to human direction. Although the findings caused quite the ripple in the dog world, the significant undisputable discovery was that all dogs, regardless of their breed or intelligence rating, are capable of processing information, reasoning linear outcomes involving getting something they desired (such as a bone or freedom), and deducing simple arithmetic. He also showed that dogs could learn up to 150 words.\r\n\r\nDr. Coren’s publications opened the floodgates, and soon studies from around the world were conducted on topics including a dog’s musical preferences to similarities in the body chemicals released during petting.\r\n\r\nFast-forward to 2012 when another human neuroscientist, named Gregory Berns, an MD/PhD who specialized in MRI analysis, did a similar experiment with dogs. By tracking their brains' responses to familiar smells, sights, and verbal directions, he discovered beyond a reasonable doubt that dogs show similar proactive and excited reactivity to everyday routines and people as we do.\r\n\r\nFurther studies with Dr. Berns’ team of scientists showed that dogs and people have similar brain centers, chemical releases in response to anticipation of positive outcomes, and neurological wiring. His revelation set the scientific world on fire. proving to people everywhere that, yes, dogs\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Recognize familiar faces and are more attracted to cheerful expressions than angry, frustrated ones</li>\r\n \t<li>Respond positively to the smells of the people they love</li>\r\n \t<li>Are capable of problem-solving and modeling behavior (monkey-see-monkey-do-type learning).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">The major difference between a dog’s brain and a human’s brain? The size: “A large dog’s brain is about the size of a lemon,” says Dr. Berns. So, what’s going on in all those empty pockets of your puppy’s brain? Much of it is devoted to olfactory receptors and sensory tunnels that collect information about your puppy’s present situation: from the noises they hear to the sights and smells surrounding them. We people swapped out sensory awareness for complex thinking skills, in the process growing the frontal lobes of our brains, or what’s called the <em>cerebral cortex</em>.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >What a dog's nose knows</h2>\r\nWith all the hoopla about dogs, some naysayers still claim that dogs are just not as smart as everyone thinks. Rather than point out what dogs excel in, they point to how a dog’s intelligence can’t compare to a dolphin, chimpanzee, or person. Yes, I’ll admit that I can’t teach a dog to make me breakfast in bed or balance my checkbook, but dogs can do plenty of things people won’t try, either.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263901\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263901\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-nose.jpg\" alt=\"bulldog's nose\" width=\"535\" height=\"535\" /> ©By Annette Shaff/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nDogs have stellar hearing and response rates, fully capable of alerting to an unfamiliar noise or intruder if they’re prone to doing so.\r\n\r\nMost dogs have acute scent-detection abilities, too — far surpassing human comprehension. In her book <em>A Dog’s Nose,</em> Alexandra Horowitz, PhD, lays out your puppy’s most sensitive appendage for all the world to see. Sure, their brains may be smaller than our own, but they make up space by devoting <em>40 times</em> the sensory surface area to interpreting a world we cannot fathom — a world full of scented rainbows. Here are some other points Horowitz makes:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>In a side-by-side analysis, your adult puppy will have up to 300 million <em>olfactory cells</em> (your puppy’s sniffing receptors) in their head, in comparison to a human’s 6 million — that’s a 50:1 ratio.</li>\r\n \t<li>If trained, a dog can identify a single teaspoon of sugar in 2 million gallons of water — that’s two Olympic-size pools of water. I can’t even smell sugar in my morning coffee.</li>\r\n \t<li>Every dog has a secondary olfactory center located in the roof of their mouth, called the <em>vomeronasal organ</em>, that alerts them to slight changes in body chemicals (known as <em>pheromones</em>) that help to distinguish the age, sex, and sexual receptivity of other dogs.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dogs can smell moods. Slight changes in our perspiration cue our dogs into reading whether we’re happy, sad, or afraid.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nSure, dogs aren’t smart like people are, but it's precisely because they are <em>not</em> people that dogs are brilliant in their own right, and the sooner you can recognize, respect, and reward your puppy for their version of <em>clever,</em> the sooner you’ll be navigating your own love story.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">When walking your puppy, allow some time for sniffing — especially in areas where dogs congregate. Sure, the idea that your dog is sniffing other dogs’ eliminations sounds gross to you, but you’re not a dog. To your puppy, reading the morning “pee-mail” is the highlight of their day.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Master emotions</h2>\r\nNow that science is up to speed on the emotional life of dogs, it’s time to tip my hat to one of the most renowned neuroscientists of all time, Jaak Panksepp, PhD. He discovered that all mammals (humans, too) are born with five master emotions that rule all their behavior, day in and day out. I’ll relate the five emotions to dogs only, but don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild — we have more in common with our dogs’ emotional landscape than you might think.\r\n<h3>Seeking</h3>\r\n<em>Seeking</em> is the master emotion that drives a dog’s survival: They hunt to find food, water, and companionship. As a social creature, your puppy can’t survive on their own and will form close bonds to whoever they spend time with, which often surpass their connection with other, unfamiliar dogs.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">Scientists have recorded 100 expressions that dogs use to communicate with people. Many of these expressions are easy to identify: I want some, play with me, pet me now, time for breakfast, let’s go for a walk! See how many expressions you can read — you know your puppy best.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Playing</h3>\r\n<em>Play</em> is somewhat of a mystery: No one can put their finger on why it happens — it just does. Dogs play when they feel safe where they are and who they are with: It’s a good measure of your puppy’s mood.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Playing and seeking are baseline emotions that you can use to measure your puppy’s mood accurately. When taking your puppy out and about or introducing a new distraction in your home, if your puppy will take a treat or engage with a toy, rest assured that they're feeling secure enough to access their positive emotions.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Fear</h3>\r\n<em>Fear</em> is a tricky one: It’s a sign that your dog is feeling unsure and stuck. In the next section on body language, you’ll learn the telltale signs of fear, but you don’t have to imagine too deeply — fear is a universal feeling. It freezes joy and leaves dogs immobilized, not sure of what will happen next and unsure what exactly to do about it.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\"><a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/socializing-a-puppy/\">Socialization </a>is the best insurance that your puppy is comfortable with all the sights and sounds he’ll experience in your world: Otherwise, you’ll never know when fear-of-the-unknown might strike.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Frustration</h3>\r\n<em>Frustration</em> hits when a puppy is caught between what they want to do and what they can’t do — or what they can’t reach. Low-level frustration often happens when a toy rolls under the couch or when a puppy whines behind a gate. Higher-level frustration mounts and may develop into more dramatic reactions in response to people passing by a window or fenced yard or to suffering from excessive isolation.\r\n<h3>Panic</h3>\r\n<em>Panic</em> is fear on steroids. Puppies panic when imminent death or peril seems at hand: It can happen in the early weeks of life when a puppy is separated from her litter, or later. A husky was crated during a small house fire, while the alarms blared and fire crews arrived to douse the blaze; after that experience, that pup panicked every time he was asked to go into a crate. Panic shuts down all other emotions and leaves a puppy in a state of, well, panic.","description":"Some people still think that dogs don't think or experience emotions. Although it's true that dogs don't have the intellectual capacity of some other mammals like dolphins, they have other strengths and intelligence that we have yet to discover.\r\n\r\nDog cognition has become a global obsession. In the past decade alone, a scientist has figured out ways to monitor dogs’ brain activity, decode their DNA, and do comparative analysis with human and other mammalian brains. Electrodes and MRI scans track the brain centers that alert to strong scents, familiar faces, various expressions, and spoken words.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Interested in reading more about dog cognition? Research the topic online or at your local library. Periodicals like <em>Science Daily</em> and <em>Nature</em> (both online) stay abreast of all the current studies. Have fun exploring the new science of your beloved puppy.</p>\r\n<a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/how-to-factor-in-intelligence-when-evaluating-dog-breeds/\">Intelligence might play a factor in your selection of a new puppy</a> as well, especially if you aspire to competing in dog shows or performing with your new best friend.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Your dog's emotions</h2>\r\nUntil recently, the scientific community had a hard time admitting that dogs have feelings. Why? Because in academic circles nothing is real unless there is measurable data to prove it. Since no one in academia could show that dogs were capable of feeling emotions, reasoning, and attachment, it just wasn’t so.\r\n\r\nEnter two scientists: Dr. Stanley Coren began as a psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher at the University of British Columbia, whose lifelong hobby with dogs finally realigned his professional career. In 2008, he did what at the time seemed like a simple comparative analysis showing beyond a reasonable doubt that dogs have similar cognitive abilities to 2-2-1/2-year-old children. Researching at the University of British Columbia, Coren set out to determine which breed of dog was the smartest based on a set of questions that tested their responsiveness to human direction. Although the findings caused quite the ripple in the dog world, the significant undisputable discovery was that all dogs, regardless of their breed or intelligence rating, are capable of processing information, reasoning linear outcomes involving getting something they desired (such as a bone or freedom), and deducing simple arithmetic. He also showed that dogs could learn up to 150 words.\r\n\r\nDr. Coren’s publications opened the floodgates, and soon studies from around the world were conducted on topics including a dog’s musical preferences to similarities in the body chemicals released during petting.\r\n\r\nFast-forward to 2012 when another human neuroscientist, named Gregory Berns, an MD/PhD who specialized in MRI analysis, did a similar experiment with dogs. By tracking their brains' responses to familiar smells, sights, and verbal directions, he discovered beyond a reasonable doubt that dogs show similar proactive and excited reactivity to everyday routines and people as we do.\r\n\r\nFurther studies with Dr. Berns’ team of scientists showed that dogs and people have similar brain centers, chemical releases in response to anticipation of positive outcomes, and neurological wiring. His revelation set the scientific world on fire. proving to people everywhere that, yes, dogs\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Recognize familiar faces and are more attracted to cheerful expressions than angry, frustrated ones</li>\r\n \t<li>Respond positively to the smells of the people they love</li>\r\n \t<li>Are capable of problem-solving and modeling behavior (monkey-see-monkey-do-type learning).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">The major difference between a dog’s brain and a human’s brain? The size: “A large dog’s brain is about the size of a lemon,” says Dr. Berns. So, what’s going on in all those empty pockets of your puppy’s brain? Much of it is devoted to olfactory receptors and sensory tunnels that collect information about your puppy’s present situation: from the noises they hear to the sights and smells surrounding them. We people swapped out sensory awareness for complex thinking skills, in the process growing the frontal lobes of our brains, or what’s called the <em>cerebral cortex</em>.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >What a dog's nose knows</h2>\r\nWith all the hoopla about dogs, some naysayers still claim that dogs are just not as smart as everyone thinks. Rather than point out what dogs excel in, they point to how a dog’s intelligence can’t compare to a dolphin, chimpanzee, or person. Yes, I’ll admit that I can’t teach a dog to make me breakfast in bed or balance my checkbook, but dogs can do plenty of things people won’t try, either.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263901\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263901\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-nose.jpg\" alt=\"bulldog's nose\" width=\"535\" height=\"535\" /> ©By Annette Shaff/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nDogs have stellar hearing and response rates, fully capable of alerting to an unfamiliar noise or intruder if they’re prone to doing so.\r\n\r\nMost dogs have acute scent-detection abilities, too — far surpassing human comprehension. In her book <em>A Dog’s Nose,</em> Alexandra Horowitz, PhD, lays out your puppy’s most sensitive appendage for all the world to see. Sure, their brains may be smaller than our own, but they make up space by devoting <em>40 times</em> the sensory surface area to interpreting a world we cannot fathom — a world full of scented rainbows. Here are some other points Horowitz makes:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>In a side-by-side analysis, your adult puppy will have up to 300 million <em>olfactory cells</em> (your puppy’s sniffing receptors) in their head, in comparison to a human’s 6 million — that’s a 50:1 ratio.</li>\r\n \t<li>If trained, a dog can identify a single teaspoon of sugar in 2 million gallons of water — that’s two Olympic-size pools of water. I can’t even smell sugar in my morning coffee.</li>\r\n \t<li>Every dog has a secondary olfactory center located in the roof of their mouth, called the <em>vomeronasal organ</em>, that alerts them to slight changes in body chemicals (known as <em>pheromones</em>) that help to distinguish the age, sex, and sexual receptivity of other dogs.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dogs can smell moods. Slight changes in our perspiration cue our dogs into reading whether we’re happy, sad, or afraid.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nSure, dogs aren’t smart like people are, but it's precisely because they are <em>not</em> people that dogs are brilliant in their own right, and the sooner you can recognize, respect, and reward your puppy for their version of <em>clever,</em> the sooner you’ll be navigating your own love story.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">When walking your puppy, allow some time for sniffing — especially in areas where dogs congregate. Sure, the idea that your dog is sniffing other dogs’ eliminations sounds gross to you, but you’re not a dog. To your puppy, reading the morning “pee-mail” is the highlight of their day.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Master emotions</h2>\r\nNow that science is up to speed on the emotional life of dogs, it’s time to tip my hat to one of the most renowned neuroscientists of all time, Jaak Panksepp, PhD. He discovered that all mammals (humans, too) are born with five master emotions that rule all their behavior, day in and day out. I’ll relate the five emotions to dogs only, but don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild — we have more in common with our dogs’ emotional landscape than you might think.\r\n<h3>Seeking</h3>\r\n<em>Seeking</em> is the master emotion that drives a dog’s survival: They hunt to find food, water, and companionship. As a social creature, your puppy can’t survive on their own and will form close bonds to whoever they spend time with, which often surpass their connection with other, unfamiliar dogs.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">Scientists have recorded 100 expressions that dogs use to communicate with people. Many of these expressions are easy to identify: I want some, play with me, pet me now, time for breakfast, let’s go for a walk! See how many expressions you can read — you know your puppy best.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Playing</h3>\r\n<em>Play</em> is somewhat of a mystery: No one can put their finger on why it happens — it just does. Dogs play when they feel safe where they are and who they are with: It’s a good measure of your puppy’s mood.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Playing and seeking are baseline emotions that you can use to measure your puppy’s mood accurately. When taking your puppy out and about or introducing a new distraction in your home, if your puppy will take a treat or engage with a toy, rest assured that they're feeling secure enough to access their positive emotions.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Fear</h3>\r\n<em>Fear</em> is a tricky one: It’s a sign that your dog is feeling unsure and stuck. In the next section on body language, you’ll learn the telltale signs of fear, but you don’t have to imagine too deeply — fear is a universal feeling. It freezes joy and leaves dogs immobilized, not sure of what will happen next and unsure what exactly to do about it.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\"><a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/socializing-a-puppy/\">Socialization </a>is the best insurance that your puppy is comfortable with all the sights and sounds he’ll experience in your world: Otherwise, you’ll never know when fear-of-the-unknown might strike.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Frustration</h3>\r\n<em>Frustration</em> hits when a puppy is caught between what they want to do and what they can’t do — or what they can’t reach. Low-level frustration often happens when a toy rolls under the couch or when a puppy whines behind a gate. Higher-level frustration mounts and may develop into more dramatic reactions in response to people passing by a window or fenced yard or to suffering from excessive isolation.\r\n<h3>Panic</h3>\r\n<em>Panic</em> is fear on steroids. Puppies panic when imminent death or peril seems at hand: It can happen in the early weeks of life when a puppy is separated from her litter, or later. A husky was crated during a small house fire, while the alarms blared and fire crews arrived to douse the blaze; after that experience, that pup panicked every time he was asked to go into a crate. Panic shuts down all other emotions and leaves a puppy in a state of, well, panic.","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":9193,"name":"Sarah Hodgson","slug":"sarah-hodgson","description":" <b>Stanley Coren</b> is best known to the public for his popular books on dogs and on general psychological issues. 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She&#8217;s the author of eight dog-training books, including <i>Puppies For Dummies, Dog Tricks For Dummies, Puppies Raising &amp; Training Diary For Dummies, Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training, You and Your Puppy</i> (co-authored with James DeBitetto), <i>DogPerfect,</i> 2nd Edition, <i>PuppyPerfect,</i> and <i>Miss Sarah&#8217;s Guide to Etiquette for Dogs &amp; Their People</i>. In addition, Sarah has produced two videos, patented a dog training leash (the Teaching Lead), and invented many other products to simplify the shared lives of dogs and people.<br /> Sarah is frequently featured as a dog training specialist on network television, radio, and print media, including <i>The New York Times,</i> NBC, CBS, Animal Planet (Disney syndicate), FOX, CNN, WOR, Hollywood Pets, <i>Parenthood</i> magazine, and others. 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Yes! Here’s an overview of your dog’s body talk: Consider how learning how to listen to your puppy will improve your relationship. Puppies are like kids — they are much more eager to listen to you if you learn to listen to their side of the story, too.\r\n\r\nA great influencer who shaped modern dog thinking long before it became scientifically cool to do so was Nicholas Dodman, DVM. His books outlined dogs’ emotional lives and communication styles. When it comes to communicating, dogs and humans differ in these key aspects:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>People talk with language and need to listen to one another for meaning.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dogs use postures and subtle gestures to symbolize meaning: If you want to hear what your dog is saying, you need to use your eyes.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIt took nearly two decades for scientists to follow Dr. Dodman’s lead, but when they did, they confirmed roughly everything he’d already taught us.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >What your dog's posture is saying</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s posture is a funny thing: It’s easier to remember if you compare it to yourself or someone you know well. Both pups and people “shrink” when they’re confused, fearful, or anxious; they also rise with excitement. They have a resting pose when life is least stressful, and a few favorite sleeping poses. Observe your pup and note, down to the very last detail, their body language, paying special attention to tail and ear positions.\r\n\r\n<tip>\r\n\r\nConsider how your puppy will read <em>your</em> posture when something extraordinary happens, like a visitor's arrival. All puppies get excited when people visit: Your home is their den, and the door is the mouth of the den. If you, in your desperation to save face, start shouting and pushing your puppy as someone enters, the whole arrival scene is one big fiasco. Instead of redirecting your puppy or showing calmness by example, you’ve just taught your puppy that greetings are a wild-’n’-crazy scene.\r\n\r\nLearn to translate your puppy’s postures and to redirect or soothe them when the mood they show doesn’t reflect the scene. You’ll also learn how their ears, eyes, mouth, tail, mouth, and vocalizations can be interpreted — use the following figure and table for quick reference.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263906\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263906\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-postures.jpg\" alt=\"puppy postures\" width=\"535\" height=\"393\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Understand what your puppy is telling you in these five postures.[/caption]\r\n<table><caption><strong>Reading Your Puppy’s Body Language</strong></caption>\r\n<thead>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td><strong>Body Part</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Fearful</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Undecided</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Relaxed</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Alert</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Defensive</strong></td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</thead>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Eyes</td>\r\n<td>Squinting, darting, unfocused</td>\r\n<td>Focused or shifting</td>\r\n<td>Focused or dozing</td>\r\n<td>Attentive, focused</td>\r\n<td>Glaring, hard</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Body</td>\r\n<td>Low, arched, pulled back and down, hackles possibly up</td>\r\n<td>Shifting from forward to pulled back, approaching but then immediately avoiding the person</td>\r\n<td>Relaxed</td>\r\n<td>Comfortable posture, leaning toward an interest, moving from side to side, or jumping if excited</td>\r\n<td>Pitched forward, rigid, tense</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Tail</td>\r\n<td>Tucked under belly, wagging low</td>\r\n<td>Tucked low under belly, arched slightly over the back, or fluctuating between the two</td>\r\n<td>Tail down in a resting position</td>\r\n<td>Still or gently swinging in a relaxed or slightly elevated position</td>\r\n<td>Still above rump or above arched back in a tight, repetitive wag</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Mouth</td>\r\n<td>Pulled back, often in a tense, nervous semi-smile</td>\r\n<td>Tense, trembling, or nervous licking</td>\r\n<td>Relaxed</td>\r\n<td>Panting, normal, possibly parted in a vocalization</td>\r\n<td>Tight, unflinching, and possibly parted in a growl or vocalization</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Puppy eyes: blinking, social gazing</h2>\r\nYour puppy's eyes will tell you a lot about how they’re feeling, from adoration to hopefulness to outright fear. Learn how you can interpret your puppy's five key expressions to help adjust to eye situations:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Relaxed eyes:</strong> Notice your puppy’s eyes when you’re enjoying a moment together. Comfortably gazing at you in calm and mutual adoration, pupils (that dark circle in the center of their eye) in proportion to the colored ring, AKA the iris? That’s their relaxed eye.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Squinty, appeasing eyes:</strong> If your puppy is squinty it means one of three things — they are trying to appease you (or another person or dog), they are slightly fearful (you can tell if they’re rump is lowered), or there is something actually caught in their eye. (Not usual, but if they scratch or rub their eye, you should check.)</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hard eyes:</strong> A dog who stares with hard eyes and a rigid body is feeling threatened or defensive. If pressed this dog — or puppy — will bite.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Whale-eye:</strong> This happens, and is not a good thing, when a puppy is so stressed, frustrated, or anxious by a stimulus or situation that you can actually see the whites of their eyes. If this happens to your puppy, do whatever you can to calm them by removing the stimulus or taking them out of the situation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Avoids eye contact:</strong> If your puppy avoids your eye contact, they are either feeling overwhelmed by your interactions (are you staring down at them intensely?) or are just trying to ignore you altogether (not an uncommon behavior when they are in their adolescent phase). If you can’t tell right off the bat, check out their other indicators (ears and tail, in other words) to see if they are up (attitude) or down (conflicted).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Puppy tails talk</h2>\r\nLike your puppy’s eyes, the tail is extremely expressive and can be used to gauge how they're feeling throughout the day. As you’ll discover, there’s more to a tail wag than what meets the eye: Its position as well as the tempo of the wag determine whether your puppy is happy or anxious or feeling more assertive.\r\n\r\nTo get a read on your puppy’s tail, observe its position. First, figure out their neutral tail — where it sits in relationship to their rump when they're calm. Using that position as tail-neutral, see whether you can identify these “tell-tail” emotions:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Happy:</strong> Your puppy will lift their tail slightly and wag it from side to side when they're happy.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Excited:</strong> When your puppy is excited, they will raise their tail a bit more and wags more frantically; this often happens when you return home.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Arched:</strong> A puppy who feels threatened (generally a behavior not seen before 7 months of age) may arch their tail stiffly over their rump. This puppy will stand their ground! Proceed with caution!</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Tucked:</strong> A puppy who tucks their tail beneath their body is trying to look small. Often accompanied by cowering, this one is signaling fear or anxiety.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Your puppy’s tail wag doesn’t always signal joy. Learn these tempos so that you can distinguish a happy wag from an anxious or aggressive wag:</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Happy swing:</strong> Puppies who wag their tails so hard that their bodies wiggle are extremely happy: Discover what makes your puppy feel this good — maybe a special treat, toy, or happy voice — and use these things to train and reward your pup as often as possible.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sway:</strong> A sway is a shorter wag, and the emotion varies depending on where it’s held. A sway on a slightly elevated tail expresses interest or arousal. If the tail is swaying at rump level, your puppy is showing submissiveness. A below-rump sway on a puppy displays fear.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Twitch:</strong> Twitching tails convey intense emotion. One that’s raised above the rump signals agitation. A low twitch? This puppy is panicking.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Want to know just what your puppy thinks about Aunt Edna’s visit? Look at their tail — if it’s wagging on the right side, they’re happy. Tails that wag to the left communicate caution or insecurity.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >What your puppy's ears are telling you</h2>\r\nYour puppy will also use their ears to express emotion and will often use them in concert with their tail: Ears and tail up convey confidence and a bold curiosity; ears and tail lowered communicate caution or fear. Learn these poses and all the other ear expressions in between these two extremes.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Relaxed:</strong> All puppies have different ears. Some flop, others point, and some stand part way up. Study the ears when your puppy is relaxed to determine their resting pose.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Seal-like:</strong> This adorable, seal-like look is copped when your puppy draws their ears back: When it’s paired with a full swing of their tail, you no doubt have a happy and excited puppy on your hands.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Antenna:</strong> This is the classic one-up, one-down expression that lets you know your puppy is focusing on two different noises at the same time. Your puppy is one of a very special species that can be tuned into different sounds simultaneously.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">Did you know your puppy can move their ears independently of one another? This adaptation helps them track sound coming in various directions — neat!</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pitched forward:</strong> When a puppy pitches their ears forward, they're making a statement: Generally paired with a raised tail and forward body lean, this puppy is trying to make themselves look bigger. Look around you — whatever your puppy is staring at may be causing excitement or frustration.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pinned back:</strong> With ears pinned back, and body curved and lowered to the floor the puppy’s message is feeling small and powerless.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Mouth: Grin or grumble, stress panting, play panting, yawning</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s mouth is similar to your own: When cracked in an open, smile-like curve, it generally conveys joy (unless the puppy is panting due to hot weather or excessive activity, like bone chewing, a stint at the dog park, or exhaustive play). A closed mouth is common when a dog is sleeping or playing independently. A tightened lip pout is seen in puppies who are concentrating or doing something unpleasant, such as meeting a new dog or smelling something foul. A growl where facial muscles are tightened and lips are curled communicates that your puppy is feeling either defensive or seriously afraid. Note your pup's mouth positions so that you become fluent in their lip language.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mouth slightly open</strong>: A relaxed jaw that’s slightly open is similar to a child’s impish or happy grin. The lips are loose and wrinkle-free.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mouth shut:</strong> Dogs generally keep their mouths shut when relaxed or sleeping, but if your puppy closes their mouth in a social situation, pay attention to what’s going on around you. If your puppy is feeling stressed, a tightly clenched mouth or puckered lip communicates growing agitation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Lip licking:</strong> Your puppy will lick their lips when they're anxious or overstressed. If you can, remove your puppy from the situation or calm them by holding them to your heart or tucking them behind or beneath you.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Taut face, lips in <em>C</em> position:</strong> If your puppy’s face is stretched and taut, check their lips for a quick gauge of their emotional state. If your puppy feels threatened or trapped, their lips will pull back into a “c” curve.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Taut face, lips in <em>V</em> position:</strong> If your puppy is feisty and reactive, clearly ready to take on the world, their offensive reactions can be noted in lips that pull back into a “v” curve.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Yawning:</strong> Puppies yawn when they're tired, or when copying another dog or person; yawning may also be a way of releasing stress. Keep your puppy’s emotional landscape in mind when determining a mood or emotion.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Panting</strong>: Your puppy will pant when they're thirsty or hot but may also pant if they're stressed or overstimulated. Keep the situation in mind when interpreting this behavior.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Dog barking and other vocalizations</h2>\r\nYour puppy will have a variety of vocalizations, starting with small, pitiful whimpers when they're newborn and helpless to the ear-splitting, headache-causing yaps of a puppy feeling lonely, frustrated, or defensive.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Bratty barking:</strong> These puppies want attention! They space the barks out, and the level is monotone and consistent.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stress whining:</strong> These puppies want something they can’t have or reach: It might be a toy or your attention or a completely random item — but you’ll know the instant it happens, because it will pull on your heartstrings. Beware, though — if you reward whining, you get more and more and more whining until it becomes a lifelong habit.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Reactive barking:</strong> These puppies alert to any sound or stimulus. Because the sound is high-pitched and repetitive, your goal will not be to stop your puppy — reactive barkers are born, not made — but to develop an off switch so that you can curb the barking once it starts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Baying, or howling:</strong> This is generally a breed-specific sound isolated to hound-type dogs and Nordic breeds. These dogs use their voices to communicate with other dogs and to express frustration when left alone or feeling stressed.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Play growl:</strong> Puppies often growl during play, especially during confrontational games like tug-of-war, physical wrestling, or face-to-face sparring. It can and should be easily calmed or diffused by redirecting the play to an object or chewing type of toy.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pleasure seeking:</strong> Many dogs growl or moan when enjoying a rub or scratch. Unless the sound is paired with a stiff posture and direct, hard-eyed stares, it’s a pleasurable sound.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Throaty growl:</strong> A warning growl that’s paired with a stare and tense body posture often occurs over resources. It’s common for puppies to communicate their boundaries with other dogs; however, if they’re growling at you, get professional help. Though you can redirect your puppy if this type of aggressive stance continues, it may become a habit. And you know what they say about habits: They’re hard to break.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Belly growl:</strong> A more serious growl emanates from the belly. This growl means the dog is about to bite. Often paired with raised hackles, flattened ears, and exposed teeth, this dog will lunge and snap or bite the source of its frustration.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">There’s a direct parallel between dogs who bark and people who yell: See if you can make the parallel. A puppy barks at seeing the neighbors walking their dog. If you yell, your puppy will interpret your raised and frustrated tones as barking. Though your puppy may stop barking for the moment, they’ll go back to barking the next time around, because your yelling was simply interpreted as backing them up. Yelling isn’t helpful.</p>\r\nSee also \"<a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/helping-your-puppy-communicate-a-need-to-go/\">Helping Your Puppy Communicate a Need to Go</a>.\"\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Dogs communicate with their fur!</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s fur is filled with lots of scents that signal — to every dog they meet — their demographics as well as their latest poop-rolling adventure. None of it matters much to us humans, although when their fur stands up on end, take notice. When your puppy’s hair lifts along their spine (technically referred to as piloerection), your pup is trying to tell you how they're feeling at the moment — and it’s not always confident. Pay close attention to these instances\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>On the offensive:</strong> A thin line of hair that stands up along the spine and continues down the back. Dogs with this pattern of piloerection may appear overly confident but will likely turn aggressive.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Anxious:</strong> A broad patch around the shoulders. On the flip side, this pattern is spotted in dogs that are less confident and even fearful.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Aroused and conflicted:</strong> Patches of hair raised at the shoulders and the base of the tail and no raised hair on the back. This pattern covers a range of reactions that a dog may be feeling, from ambivalent to conflicted.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">Piloerection is just another fancy word for goose bump.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">What's the lure of being a dog whisperer? Dogs don’t listen to whispering people. Pride yourself instead on being a dog listener, because taking the time to listen is most important.</p>","description":"Does your dog communicate? Yes! Here’s an overview of your dog’s body talk: Consider how learning how to listen to your puppy will improve your relationship. Puppies are like kids — they are much more eager to listen to you if you learn to listen to their side of the story, too.\r\n\r\nA great influencer who shaped modern dog thinking long before it became scientifically cool to do so was Nicholas Dodman, DVM. His books outlined dogs’ emotional lives and communication styles. When it comes to communicating, dogs and humans differ in these key aspects:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>People talk with language and need to listen to one another for meaning.</li>\r\n \t<li>Dogs use postures and subtle gestures to symbolize meaning: If you want to hear what your dog is saying, you need to use your eyes.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nIt took nearly two decades for scientists to follow Dr. Dodman’s lead, but when they did, they confirmed roughly everything he’d already taught us.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >What your dog's posture is saying</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s posture is a funny thing: It’s easier to remember if you compare it to yourself or someone you know well. Both pups and people “shrink” when they’re confused, fearful, or anxious; they also rise with excitement. They have a resting pose when life is least stressful, and a few favorite sleeping poses. Observe your pup and note, down to the very last detail, their body language, paying special attention to tail and ear positions.\r\n\r\n<tip>\r\n\r\nConsider how your puppy will read <em>your</em> posture when something extraordinary happens, like a visitor's arrival. All puppies get excited when people visit: Your home is their den, and the door is the mouth of the den. If you, in your desperation to save face, start shouting and pushing your puppy as someone enters, the whole arrival scene is one big fiasco. Instead of redirecting your puppy or showing calmness by example, you’ve just taught your puppy that greetings are a wild-’n’-crazy scene.\r\n\r\nLearn to translate your puppy’s postures and to redirect or soothe them when the mood they show doesn’t reflect the scene. You’ll also learn how their ears, eyes, mouth, tail, mouth, and vocalizations can be interpreted — use the following figure and table for quick reference.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263906\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263906\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-postures.jpg\" alt=\"puppy postures\" width=\"535\" height=\"393\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Understand what your puppy is telling you in these five postures.[/caption]\r\n<table><caption><strong>Reading Your Puppy’s Body Language</strong></caption>\r\n<thead>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td><strong>Body Part</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Fearful</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Undecided</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Relaxed</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Alert</strong></td>\r\n<td><strong>Defensive</strong></td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</thead>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Eyes</td>\r\n<td>Squinting, darting, unfocused</td>\r\n<td>Focused or shifting</td>\r\n<td>Focused or dozing</td>\r\n<td>Attentive, focused</td>\r\n<td>Glaring, hard</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Body</td>\r\n<td>Low, arched, pulled back and down, hackles possibly up</td>\r\n<td>Shifting from forward to pulled back, approaching but then immediately avoiding the person</td>\r\n<td>Relaxed</td>\r\n<td>Comfortable posture, leaning toward an interest, moving from side to side, or jumping if excited</td>\r\n<td>Pitched forward, rigid, tense</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Tail</td>\r\n<td>Tucked under belly, wagging low</td>\r\n<td>Tucked low under belly, arched slightly over the back, or fluctuating between the two</td>\r\n<td>Tail down in a resting position</td>\r\n<td>Still or gently swinging in a relaxed or slightly elevated position</td>\r\n<td>Still above rump or above arched back in a tight, repetitive wag</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Mouth</td>\r\n<td>Pulled back, often in a tense, nervous semi-smile</td>\r\n<td>Tense, trembling, or nervous licking</td>\r\n<td>Relaxed</td>\r\n<td>Panting, normal, possibly parted in a vocalization</td>\r\n<td>Tight, unflinching, and possibly parted in a growl or vocalization</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Puppy eyes: blinking, social gazing</h2>\r\nYour puppy's eyes will tell you a lot about how they’re feeling, from adoration to hopefulness to outright fear. Learn how you can interpret your puppy's five key expressions to help adjust to eye situations:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Relaxed eyes:</strong> Notice your puppy’s eyes when you’re enjoying a moment together. Comfortably gazing at you in calm and mutual adoration, pupils (that dark circle in the center of their eye) in proportion to the colored ring, AKA the iris? That’s their relaxed eye.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Squinty, appeasing eyes:</strong> If your puppy is squinty it means one of three things — they are trying to appease you (or another person or dog), they are slightly fearful (you can tell if they’re rump is lowered), or there is something actually caught in their eye. (Not usual, but if they scratch or rub their eye, you should check.)</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hard eyes:</strong> A dog who stares with hard eyes and a rigid body is feeling threatened or defensive. If pressed this dog — or puppy — will bite.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Whale-eye:</strong> This happens, and is not a good thing, when a puppy is so stressed, frustrated, or anxious by a stimulus or situation that you can actually see the whites of their eyes. If this happens to your puppy, do whatever you can to calm them by removing the stimulus or taking them out of the situation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Avoids eye contact:</strong> If your puppy avoids your eye contact, they are either feeling overwhelmed by your interactions (are you staring down at them intensely?) or are just trying to ignore you altogether (not an uncommon behavior when they are in their adolescent phase). If you can’t tell right off the bat, check out their other indicators (ears and tail, in other words) to see if they are up (attitude) or down (conflicted).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Puppy tails talk</h2>\r\nLike your puppy’s eyes, the tail is extremely expressive and can be used to gauge how they're feeling throughout the day. As you’ll discover, there’s more to a tail wag than what meets the eye: Its position as well as the tempo of the wag determine whether your puppy is happy or anxious or feeling more assertive.\r\n\r\nTo get a read on your puppy’s tail, observe its position. First, figure out their neutral tail — where it sits in relationship to their rump when they're calm. Using that position as tail-neutral, see whether you can identify these “tell-tail” emotions:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Happy:</strong> Your puppy will lift their tail slightly and wag it from side to side when they're happy.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Excited:</strong> When your puppy is excited, they will raise their tail a bit more and wags more frantically; this often happens when you return home.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Arched:</strong> A puppy who feels threatened (generally a behavior not seen before 7 months of age) may arch their tail stiffly over their rump. This puppy will stand their ground! Proceed with caution!</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Tucked:</strong> A puppy who tucks their tail beneath their body is trying to look small. Often accompanied by cowering, this one is signaling fear or anxiety.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Your puppy’s tail wag doesn’t always signal joy. Learn these tempos so that you can distinguish a happy wag from an anxious or aggressive wag:</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Happy swing:</strong> Puppies who wag their tails so hard that their bodies wiggle are extremely happy: Discover what makes your puppy feel this good — maybe a special treat, toy, or happy voice — and use these things to train and reward your pup as often as possible.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Sway:</strong> A sway is a shorter wag, and the emotion varies depending on where it’s held. A sway on a slightly elevated tail expresses interest or arousal. If the tail is swaying at rump level, your puppy is showing submissiveness. A below-rump sway on a puppy displays fear.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Twitch:</strong> Twitching tails convey intense emotion. One that’s raised above the rump signals agitation. A low twitch? This puppy is panicking.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Want to know just what your puppy thinks about Aunt Edna’s visit? Look at their tail — if it’s wagging on the right side, they’re happy. Tails that wag to the left communicate caution or insecurity.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >What your puppy's ears are telling you</h2>\r\nYour puppy will also use their ears to express emotion and will often use them in concert with their tail: Ears and tail up convey confidence and a bold curiosity; ears and tail lowered communicate caution or fear. Learn these poses and all the other ear expressions in between these two extremes.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Relaxed:</strong> All puppies have different ears. Some flop, others point, and some stand part way up. Study the ears when your puppy is relaxed to determine their resting pose.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Seal-like:</strong> This adorable, seal-like look is copped when your puppy draws their ears back: When it’s paired with a full swing of their tail, you no doubt have a happy and excited puppy on your hands.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Antenna:</strong> This is the classic one-up, one-down expression that lets you know your puppy is focusing on two different noises at the same time. Your puppy is one of a very special species that can be tuned into different sounds simultaneously.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tech\">Did you know your puppy can move their ears independently of one another? This adaptation helps them track sound coming in various directions — neat!</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pitched forward:</strong> When a puppy pitches their ears forward, they're making a statement: Generally paired with a raised tail and forward body lean, this puppy is trying to make themselves look bigger. Look around you — whatever your puppy is staring at may be causing excitement or frustration.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pinned back:</strong> With ears pinned back, and body curved and lowered to the floor the puppy’s message is feeling small and powerless.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Mouth: Grin or grumble, stress panting, play panting, yawning</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s mouth is similar to your own: When cracked in an open, smile-like curve, it generally conveys joy (unless the puppy is panting due to hot weather or excessive activity, like bone chewing, a stint at the dog park, or exhaustive play). A closed mouth is common when a dog is sleeping or playing independently. A tightened lip pout is seen in puppies who are concentrating or doing something unpleasant, such as meeting a new dog or smelling something foul. A growl where facial muscles are tightened and lips are curled communicates that your puppy is feeling either defensive or seriously afraid. Note your pup's mouth positions so that you become fluent in their lip language.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mouth slightly open</strong>: A relaxed jaw that’s slightly open is similar to a child’s impish or happy grin. The lips are loose and wrinkle-free.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mouth shut:</strong> Dogs generally keep their mouths shut when relaxed or sleeping, but if your puppy closes their mouth in a social situation, pay attention to what’s going on around you. If your puppy is feeling stressed, a tightly clenched mouth or puckered lip communicates growing agitation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Lip licking:</strong> Your puppy will lick their lips when they're anxious or overstressed. If you can, remove your puppy from the situation or calm them by holding them to your heart or tucking them behind or beneath you.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Taut face, lips in <em>C</em> position:</strong> If your puppy’s face is stretched and taut, check their lips for a quick gauge of their emotional state. If your puppy feels threatened or trapped, their lips will pull back into a “c” curve.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Taut face, lips in <em>V</em> position:</strong> If your puppy is feisty and reactive, clearly ready to take on the world, their offensive reactions can be noted in lips that pull back into a “v” curve.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Yawning:</strong> Puppies yawn when they're tired, or when copying another dog or person; yawning may also be a way of releasing stress. Keep your puppy’s emotional landscape in mind when determining a mood or emotion.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Panting</strong>: Your puppy will pant when they're thirsty or hot but may also pant if they're stressed or overstimulated. Keep the situation in mind when interpreting this behavior.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Dog barking and other vocalizations</h2>\r\nYour puppy will have a variety of vocalizations, starting with small, pitiful whimpers when they're newborn and helpless to the ear-splitting, headache-causing yaps of a puppy feeling lonely, frustrated, or defensive.\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Bratty barking:</strong> These puppies want attention! They space the barks out, and the level is monotone and consistent.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Stress whining:</strong> These puppies want something they can’t have or reach: It might be a toy or your attention or a completely random item — but you’ll know the instant it happens, because it will pull on your heartstrings. Beware, though — if you reward whining, you get more and more and more whining until it becomes a lifelong habit.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Reactive barking:</strong> These puppies alert to any sound or stimulus. Because the sound is high-pitched and repetitive, your goal will not be to stop your puppy — reactive barkers are born, not made — but to develop an off switch so that you can curb the barking once it starts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Baying, or howling:</strong> This is generally a breed-specific sound isolated to hound-type dogs and Nordic breeds. These dogs use their voices to communicate with other dogs and to express frustration when left alone or feeling stressed.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Play growl:</strong> Puppies often growl during play, especially during confrontational games like tug-of-war, physical wrestling, or face-to-face sparring. It can and should be easily calmed or diffused by redirecting the play to an object or chewing type of toy.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Pleasure seeking:</strong> Many dogs growl or moan when enjoying a rub or scratch. Unless the sound is paired with a stiff posture and direct, hard-eyed stares, it’s a pleasurable sound.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Throaty growl:</strong> A warning growl that’s paired with a stare and tense body posture often occurs over resources. It’s common for puppies to communicate their boundaries with other dogs; however, if they’re growling at you, get professional help. Though you can redirect your puppy if this type of aggressive stance continues, it may become a habit. And you know what they say about habits: They’re hard to break.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Belly growl:</strong> A more serious growl emanates from the belly. This growl means the dog is about to bite. Often paired with raised hackles, flattened ears, and exposed teeth, this dog will lunge and snap or bite the source of its frustration.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">There’s a direct parallel between dogs who bark and people who yell: See if you can make the parallel. A puppy barks at seeing the neighbors walking their dog. If you yell, your puppy will interpret your raised and frustrated tones as barking. Though your puppy may stop barking for the moment, they’ll go back to barking the next time around, because your yelling was simply interpreted as backing them up. Yelling isn’t helpful.</p>\r\nSee also \"<a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/helping-your-puppy-communicate-a-need-to-go/\">Helping Your Puppy Communicate a Need to Go</a>.\"\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Dogs communicate with their fur!</h2>\r\nYour puppy’s fur is filled with lots of scents that signal — to every dog they meet — their demographics as well as their latest poop-rolling adventure. None of it matters much to us humans, although when their fur stands up on end, take notice. When your puppy’s hair lifts along their spine (technically referred to as piloerection), your pup is trying to tell you how they're feeling at the moment — and it’s not always confident. Pay close attention to these instances\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>On the offensive:</strong> A thin line of hair that stands up along the spine and continues down the back. Dogs with this pattern of piloerection may appear overly confident but will likely turn aggressive.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Anxious:</strong> A broad patch around the shoulders. On the flip side, this pattern is spotted in dogs that are less confident and even fearful.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Aroused and conflicted:</strong> Patches of hair raised at the shoulders and the base of the tail and no raised hair on the back. 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His work with and knowledge of dogs has often caught the attention of the media, and he&#8217;s been the subject of feature articles in <i>People Magazine, USA Today, Time Magazine, Maclean&#8217;s, US News &amp; World Report, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post,</i> and others. His affable manner has also made him a popular guest with the broadcast media, and he&#8217;s been featured on numerous television programs, including <i>Oprah, Larry King Live, Dateline, 20/20, Maurie Povich, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose,</i> and the <i>Today Show.</i> He currently hosts the national TV series <i>Good Dog!</i> in Canada. <p><b>Sarah Hodgson,</b> president of Simply Sarah Incorporated, has been a trainer of dogs and their people in Westchester, New York, and Southern Connecticut for more than 20 years. 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Learn how to perform 10 basic temperament tests.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"This article gives you 10 quick puppy <em>temperament tests,</em> which you can administer while you’re deciding whether you and a puppy are compatible. Of course, you can’t get a completely accurate snapshot of your adult dog — other factors are equally if not more important, like <a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/socializing-a-puppy/\">socialization</a>, training, and consistency — but these tests are a good way for you to determine each candidate’s sensitivities and get a realistic view of their early conditioning.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">If you’re testing an 8-week-old puppy (a common age for puppies to become available), remember that their brain won’t be fully aroused or awake until they're 12 weeks old. Try to schedule your visit just before feeding or stay for a few hours to watch them during various activities. Test your puppy when they're active, not when they're tired or sleepy.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you have children, involve them. If you have other pets, ask if you can bring them. Some facility staff or breeders may balk, but it's essential that your puppy meet and make a connection to every member of your family. You want your puppy to succeed in your home environment, which means getting along with your sometimes-disgruntled resident schnauzer or your shy 6-year-old son. Finding a puppy who best suits their temperaments can be a plus because not every puppy personality will jive with them. Let children older than 5 take part in the exercises and ask whether other pets can meet your chosen candidates.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">A puppy’s breed influences their reaction to many of these tests and can skew the results. A retriever breed is more interactive, a terrier is squirmier when restrained (terriers like to stand firm), and smaller breeds are more hesitant when bent over (they’re so tiny and you’re so big) and more reactive to loud noises.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Use the puppy scorecard</h2>\r\nBring the form shown in the following figure with you when you’re testing puppies.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263896\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263896\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-assessment-form.jpg\" alt=\"puppy assessment form\" width=\"535\" height=\"311\" /> Use this assessment form whenever you’re testing puppies.[/caption]\r\n\r\nScore each puppy’s response to test items with the following scale:\r\n<table>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>A = Active</td>\r\n<td>N = Neutral</td>\r\n<td>P = Passive</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Active puppies are smart and full of fun, which means there will suddenly be a whole lot of life going on under your roof. Spirited and intelligent, active pups are adored by owners who have the time and determination needed to train and socialize them. Neutral puppies are relaxed and undemanding — sort of the regular guys of the dog world. Passive and shy puppies appreciate love and support but are fearful of change, so they do best in consistent environments and with people who have the patience and time for extra socialization.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >How to perform the puppy temperament tests</h2>\r\nIf possible, do these gentle exercises with each prospective puppy to assess their socialization to everyday handling and sensory comfort levels (how well they adapt to sudden sounds, sights, and commotion, in other words). This will give you insight into the puppy’s personality and how they will mesh with your lifestyle:\r\n\r\n<strong> 1. Observe.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">You can tell a lot about a puppy before you’ve even said hello. Watch the puppy, for up to 30 minutes when possible, if they're playing with other puppies in order to observe their personality. Do they prefer jumping into group activities (A), hanging in the midst of the activity (N), or staying on the sidelines (P)? Are they stealing the bones (A) or submitting when approached (N or P)? After you’ve observed the pup for a few minutes, assign them a score in the first column.</p>\r\n<strong> 2. Play.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When you first take a puppy aside, play with them, offering both treats and toys if permitted. Do they squirm to get away from you, look anxiously for their littermates, or engage and climb on you like a long-lost friend? Rate their energy level and persistence: Are they hyper or demanding (A), easygoing (N), or just wanting to be petted (P)? Bring out some toys. Do they show interest in them? Do they share willingly, instigate tug-of-war (A), or covet the object immediately? Coveting is an early sign of possessiveness, which may lead to aggression.</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">If being able to play a particular game with your puppy is important to you, see how the pup does with a related toy or activity.</p>\r\n<strong> 3. Cradle.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Cradle the puppy in your arms. Do they relax (P), wiggle a bit, and then relax (N) — or kick like crazy (A)? Which action matches your expectations? See how quickly the puppy recovers after being put down; recovery is measured by how quickly they return to you and willingly takes a treat or engages with a toy.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263895\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"398\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263895\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-cradle-test.jpg\" alt=\"cradle puppy temperament test\" width=\"398\" height=\"699\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Performing the cradle test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Don’t choose an A type if you have children. That type is bright and engaging, which is a plus if you’re sporty or you want to be involved in obedience or sportier activities like agility or freestyle.</p>\r\n<strong> 4. Call back.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">While holding out a treat or a squeak toy, call to the puppy as you back away from them. Do they race after you while jumping or nipping your ankles (A), follow happily (N), or hesitate and need coaxing (P)?</p>\r\n<strong> 5. Tuck and pat.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Kneeling on the floor or sitting in a chair, settle the puppy between your legs. Pet them in long, gentle strokes as you praise them softly. Do they wriggle free as they nip (A), wriggle and then relax (N), or simply melt in your embrace (P)?</p>\r\n<strong> 6. Bend over.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Stand up, stretch, and relax. Now go to the puppy and lean over to pet them. Your doing this may seem overwhelming to the pup because you’re so large and they're so small. Do they jump up to your face (A), cower in confusion (P), or just relax and let it happen (N)?</p>\r\n<strong> 7. Hold the back leg.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">In this exercise, you’re testing the puppy’s reaction and sensitivity to discomfort. While petting the puppy, gently lift the back-right leg 2 inches off the floor and hold it for a count of 5 seconds (although either leg would do). Do they react defensively? If so, they're definitely an A type with high pain sensitivity. An N puppy may lick or place their mouth on you gently, whereas a P puppy will show concern.</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When choosing a puppy for a home with young children, I look for a puppy who has a very low sensitivity to touch — one who barely notices a toe squeeze and doesn’t ruffle at being petted the wrong way or restrained for a short burst of time (fewer than 5 seconds).</p>\r\n<strong> 8. Startle with sound.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When your prospective puppy least expects it, tap two metal spoons together behind their back, then drop them 3 inches from where they're standing. Gauge their reaction: Do they startle and freeze? How quickly do they recover to explore the spoons or take a treat from your hand? If the puppy shows intense spoon interest, score A; a nonchalant glance, an N; and a fear reaction noted by cowering or withdrawal, a P.</p>\r\n<strong> 9. Do the crash test.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Stand and wait until the puppy is no longer interested in you. Suddenly fall to the ground and exclaim “Ouch!” Does the puppy race over and pounce (A), come to sniff or lick your face (N), or cower and run in fear (P)?</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263894\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263894\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-crash-test.jpg\" alt=\"crash test for puppy temperament\" width=\"535\" height=\"215\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Falling down for the crash test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you have a family, choose a puppy who rolls with unpredicted reactions and noise. You have enough on your hands without your puppy getting involved.</p>\r\n<strong> 10. Uplift.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Lift the puppy 4 inches off the floor by cradling their midsection. Hold them there for at least 5 seconds. Do they wriggle and bite furiously (A)? Do they relax and look around (N)? Do they look fearful and constrict their body posture (P)?</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263893\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263893\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-uplift-test.jpg\" alt=\"uplift puppy temperament test\" width=\"535\" height=\"602\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Checking the puppy’s reaction to the uplift test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">When testing giant breeds, the uplift may not be physically possible. (They’re heavy even at 8 weeks.) You can modify this test by standing behind the puppy and, with two hands supporting their ribcage, gently lifting their front legs 3 inches off the ground.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Rating the results</h3>\r\nAfter you’ve completed the tests in the preceding section, see how many of each letter (A, N, or P) the puppy scored. Don’t be surprised if you get mixed results. Here are some tips for interpreting the tallied score:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>All A:</strong> This interactive puppy is bright and self-assured. Raising them will take concentration, consistency, and time. Their favorite expression: “What’s next?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>All N:</strong> Easygoing and contained, this puppy will be pleasant and self-assured, though perhaps not motivated to follow your agenda when it conflicts with their own. Their favorite expression: “Is this necessary?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>All P:</strong> This puppy has weak self-esteem and needs your reassurance to feel safe. Without proper lessons and socialization, they’ll be shy. Their favorite expression: “It’s been three minutes — do you still love me?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mix of A and N:</strong> This active puppy will want to be in the middle of everything but will show slightly more impulse control when stimulated. Their favorite expression: “Let’s do it again!”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mix of N and P:</strong> This puppy will be easygoing and gentle, yet with a stronger sense of self than a completely passive pup. Because they're more composed, they’ll be an ideal puppy for a calm house with or without older children. Favorite expression: “Another back-scratching, please.”</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">If you’ve found a puppy whose score matches what you’re looking for, great! If not, keep looking. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t settle for a puppy who doesn’t quite suit you, just because you’ve been looking for a long time.</p>","description":"This article gives you 10 quick puppy <em>temperament tests,</em> which you can administer while you’re deciding whether you and a puppy are compatible. Of course, you can’t get a completely accurate snapshot of your adult dog — other factors are equally if not more important, like <a href=\"//www.coursofppt.com/pets/dogs/socializing-a-puppy/\">socialization</a>, training, and consistency — but these tests are a good way for you to determine each candidate’s sensitivities and get a realistic view of their early conditioning.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">If you’re testing an 8-week-old puppy (a common age for puppies to become available), remember that their brain won’t be fully aroused or awake until they're 12 weeks old. Try to schedule your visit just before feeding or stay for a few hours to watch them during various activities. Test your puppy when they're active, not when they're tired or sleepy.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you have children, involve them. If you have other pets, ask if you can bring them. Some facility staff or breeders may balk, but it's essential that your puppy meet and make a connection to every member of your family. You want your puppy to succeed in your home environment, which means getting along with your sometimes-disgruntled resident schnauzer or your shy 6-year-old son. Finding a puppy who best suits their temperaments can be a plus because not every puppy personality will jive with them. Let children older than 5 take part in the exercises and ask whether other pets can meet your chosen candidates.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">A puppy’s breed influences their reaction to many of these tests and can skew the results. A retriever breed is more interactive, a terrier is squirmier when restrained (terriers like to stand firm), and smaller breeds are more hesitant when bent over (they’re so tiny and you’re so big) and more reactive to loud noises.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Use the puppy scorecard</h2>\r\nBring the form shown in the following figure with you when you’re testing puppies.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263896\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263896\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-assessment-form.jpg\" alt=\"puppy assessment form\" width=\"535\" height=\"311\" /> Use this assessment form whenever you’re testing puppies.[/caption]\r\n\r\nScore each puppy’s response to test items with the following scale:\r\n<table>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>A = Active</td>\r\n<td>N = Neutral</td>\r\n<td>P = Passive</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Active puppies are smart and full of fun, which means there will suddenly be a whole lot of life going on under your roof. Spirited and intelligent, active pups are adored by owners who have the time and determination needed to train and socialize them. Neutral puppies are relaxed and undemanding — sort of the regular guys of the dog world. Passive and shy puppies appreciate love and support but are fearful of change, so they do best in consistent environments and with people who have the patience and time for extra socialization.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >How to perform the puppy temperament tests</h2>\r\nIf possible, do these gentle exercises with each prospective puppy to assess their socialization to everyday handling and sensory comfort levels (how well they adapt to sudden sounds, sights, and commotion, in other words). This will give you insight into the puppy’s personality and how they will mesh with your lifestyle:\r\n\r\n<strong> 1. Observe.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">You can tell a lot about a puppy before you’ve even said hello. Watch the puppy, for up to 30 minutes when possible, if they're playing with other puppies in order to observe their personality. Do they prefer jumping into group activities (A), hanging in the midst of the activity (N), or staying on the sidelines (P)? Are they stealing the bones (A) or submitting when approached (N or P)? After you’ve observed the pup for a few minutes, assign them a score in the first column.</p>\r\n<strong> 2. Play.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When you first take a puppy aside, play with them, offering both treats and toys if permitted. Do they squirm to get away from you, look anxiously for their littermates, or engage and climb on you like a long-lost friend? Rate their energy level and persistence: Are they hyper or demanding (A), easygoing (N), or just wanting to be petted (P)? Bring out some toys. Do they show interest in them? Do they share willingly, instigate tug-of-war (A), or covet the object immediately? Coveting is an early sign of possessiveness, which may lead to aggression.</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">If being able to play a particular game with your puppy is important to you, see how the pup does with a related toy or activity.</p>\r\n<strong> 3. Cradle.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Cradle the puppy in your arms. Do they relax (P), wiggle a bit, and then relax (N) — or kick like crazy (A)? Which action matches your expectations? See how quickly the puppy recovers after being put down; recovery is measured by how quickly they return to you and willingly takes a treat or engages with a toy.</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263895\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"398\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263895\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-cradle-test.jpg\" alt=\"cradle puppy temperament test\" width=\"398\" height=\"699\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Performing the cradle test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Don’t choose an A type if you have children. That type is bright and engaging, which is a plus if you’re sporty or you want to be involved in obedience or sportier activities like agility or freestyle.</p>\r\n<strong> 4. Call back.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">While holding out a treat or a squeak toy, call to the puppy as you back away from them. Do they race after you while jumping or nipping your ankles (A), follow happily (N), or hesitate and need coaxing (P)?</p>\r\n<strong> 5. Tuck and pat.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Kneeling on the floor or sitting in a chair, settle the puppy between your legs. Pet them in long, gentle strokes as you praise them softly. Do they wriggle free as they nip (A), wriggle and then relax (N), or simply melt in your embrace (P)?</p>\r\n<strong> 6. Bend over.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Stand up, stretch, and relax. Now go to the puppy and lean over to pet them. Your doing this may seem overwhelming to the pup because you’re so large and they're so small. Do they jump up to your face (A), cower in confusion (P), or just relax and let it happen (N)?</p>\r\n<strong> 7. Hold the back leg.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">In this exercise, you’re testing the puppy’s reaction and sensitivity to discomfort. While petting the puppy, gently lift the back-right leg 2 inches off the floor and hold it for a count of 5 seconds (although either leg would do). Do they react defensively? If so, they're definitely an A type with high pain sensitivity. An N puppy may lick or place their mouth on you gently, whereas a P puppy will show concern.</p>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When choosing a puppy for a home with young children, I look for a puppy who has a very low sensitivity to touch — one who barely notices a toe squeeze and doesn’t ruffle at being petted the wrong way or restrained for a short burst of time (fewer than 5 seconds).</p>\r\n<strong> 8. Startle with sound.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">When your prospective puppy least expects it, tap two metal spoons together behind their back, then drop them 3 inches from where they're standing. Gauge their reaction: Do they startle and freeze? How quickly do they recover to explore the spoons or take a treat from your hand? If the puppy shows intense spoon interest, score A; a nonchalant glance, an N; and a fear reaction noted by cowering or withdrawal, a P.</p>\r\n<strong> 9. Do the crash test.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Stand and wait until the puppy is no longer interested in you. Suddenly fall to the ground and exclaim “Ouch!” Does the puppy race over and pounce (A), come to sniff or lick your face (N), or cower and run in fear (P)?</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263894\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263894\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-crash-test.jpg\" alt=\"crash test for puppy temperament\" width=\"535\" height=\"215\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Falling down for the crash test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you have a family, choose a puppy who rolls with unpredicted reactions and noise. You have enough on your hands without your puppy getting involved.</p>\r\n<strong> 10. Uplift.</strong>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 30px;\">Lift the puppy 4 inches off the floor by cradling their midsection. Hold them there for at least 5 seconds. Do they wriggle and bite furiously (A)? Do they relax and look around (N)? Do they look fearful and constrict their body posture (P)?</p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_263893\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"535\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-263893\" src=\"//www.coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/puppies-uplift-test.jpg\" alt=\"uplift puppy temperament test\" width=\"535\" height=\"602\" /> Illustration by Barbara Frake<br /><br />Checking the puppy’s reaction to the uplift test.[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">When testing giant breeds, the uplift may not be physically possible. (They’re heavy even at 8 weeks.) You can modify this test by standing behind the puppy and, with two hands supporting their ribcage, gently lifting their front legs 3 inches off the ground.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Rating the results</h3>\r\nAfter you’ve completed the tests in the preceding section, see how many of each letter (A, N, or P) the puppy scored. Don’t be surprised if you get mixed results. Here are some tips for interpreting the tallied score:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>All A:</strong> This interactive puppy is bright and self-assured. Raising them will take concentration, consistency, and time. Their favorite expression: “What’s next?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>All N:</strong> Easygoing and contained, this puppy will be pleasant and self-assured, though perhaps not motivated to follow your agenda when it conflicts with their own. Their favorite expression: “Is this necessary?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>All P:</strong> This puppy has weak self-esteem and needs your reassurance to feel safe. Without proper lessons and socialization, they’ll be shy. Their favorite expression: “It’s been three minutes — do you still love me?”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mix of A and N:</strong> This active puppy will want to be in the middle of everything but will show slightly more impulse control when stimulated. Their favorite expression: “Let’s do it again!”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mix of N and P:</strong> This puppy will be easygoing and gentle, yet with a stronger sense of self than a completely passive pup. Because they're more composed, they’ll be an ideal puppy for a calm house with or without older children. Favorite expression: “Another back-scratching, please.”</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">If you’ve found a puppy whose score matches what you’re looking for, great! If not, keep looking. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t settle for a puppy who doesn’t quite suit you, just because you’ve been looking for a long time.</p>","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":9193,"name":"Sarah Hodgson","slug":"sarah-hodgson","description":" <b>Stanley Coren</b> is best known to the public for his popular books on dogs and on general psychological issues. However, within the scientific world, he&#8217;s also a highly respected scientist, a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.<br /> His engaging writing style and his broad knowledge about the behavior of dogs and people have made his books <i>The Intelligence of Dogs, Why We Love the Dogs We Do, What Do Dogs Know?</i>, <i>How to Speak Dog, The Pawprints of History, How Dogs Think, Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?</i>, and <i>Why Does My Dog Do That?</i> all bestsellers.<br /> Roger Caras, President of the ASPCA, and himself a bestselling author of dog books, noted &#8220;Stanley Coren has an incredible gift &#8212; the ability to take the most complex matters and make it all seem so simple and clear.&#8221; Perhaps this is why Coren was named Writer of the Year by the International Positive Dog Training Association and is a sought-after contributor to a number of national dog and pet magazines, including <i>Pets Magazine, Modern Dog, AnimalSense, Dog and Puppy Basics,</i> and <i>AKC Gazette.<br /> </i>Many professional associations have recognized Coren&#8217;s work with service dogs, and he&#8217;s received awards from several major police dog organizations, including the California Canine Narcotic Dog Association and the British Columbia Police Canine Association. His work with and knowledge of dogs has often caught the attention of the media, and he&#8217;s been the subject of feature articles in <i>People Magazine, USA Today, Time Magazine, Maclean&#8217;s, US News &amp; World Report, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post,</i> and others. His affable manner has also made him a popular guest with the broadcast media, and he&#8217;s been featured on numerous television programs, including <i>Oprah, Larry King Live, Dateline, 20/20, Maurie Povich, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose,</i> and the <i>Today Show.</i> He currently hosts the national TV series <i>Good Dog!</i> in Canada. <p><b>Sarah Hodgson,</b> president of Simply Sarah Incorporated, has been a trainer of dogs and their people in Westchester, New York, and Southern Connecticut for more than 20 years. She&#8217;s the author of eight dog-training books, including <i>Puppies For Dummies, Dog Tricks For Dummies, Puppies Raising &amp; Training Diary For Dummies, Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training, You and Your Puppy</i> (co-authored with James DeBitetto), <i>DogPerfect,</i> 2nd Edition, <i>PuppyPerfect,</i> and <i>Miss Sarah&#8217;s Guide to Etiquette for Dogs &amp; Their People</i>. In addition, Sarah has produced two videos, patented a dog training leash (the Teaching Lead), and invented many other products to simplify the shared lives of dogs and people.<br /> Sarah is frequently featured as a dog training specialist on network television, radio, and print media, including <i>The New York Times,</i> NBC, CBS, Animal Planet (Disney syndicate), FOX, CNN, WOR, Hollywood Pets, <i>Parenthood</i> magazine, and others. 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