1.||Air Scent Dogs - SAR Dogs|
Air scent dogs are the best-known type of SAR dogs. They are used to find victims of avalanches and urban disasters, drowned people, human remains in crime scenes, etc.
Unlike tracking dogs, air scent ...
[Added: 04 Mar 2007 Hits: 2025 Words: 432]
2.||Tracking Dogs - The Nose Job|
Tracking dogs follow a lost person's path from a starting point to where the person is. These dogs are able to seek lost people because they are trained to discriminate human scents. In other words, they don't ...
[Added: 16 Feb 2007 Hits: 1746 Words: 498]
3.||Search and rescue dogs|
Despite all the technological and scientific advances, such as GPS, satellite images and robots, dogs are still one of the best tools of any search and rescue (SAR) team.
While the victim of a disaster undergoes an almost ...
[Added: 17 Jan 2007 Hits: 875 Words: 654]
4.||Sleeping with the enemy|
"Allowing your dog to sleep in your bed will make of him a terrible monster. He will think he is the leader of the pack and, then, you will have to be his servant."
That's what, according to ...
[Added: 08 Jan 2007 Hits: 736 Words: 649]
5.||Attack dogs - useful or dangerous?|
Attack dogs are dogs trained to bite people on command. Although these dogs are usually associated with police work, they had different uses in the history of human-canine relationship. Hundreds of years ago, attack dogs were used to break the first line of enemy armies and to capture ...
[Added: 08 Jan 2007 Hits: 720 Words: 584]
6.||Dog Training: to punish or not to punish|
Punishment is a controversial subject in dog training, though it is widely used by both traditional and positive trainers.
The most common punishment is positive punishment. It consists in stopping an undesired behavior by adding an unpleasant thing or ...
[Added: 06 Oct 2006 Hits: 489 Words: 817]
7.||Traditional Dog Training Revealed|
Traditional dog training was initially developed to train war dogs. It was very useful during World War I. This training technique was embraced by civilian trainers after World War II, and quickly became the standard way to train dogs.
It seems that Colonel Konrad Most was the ...
[Added: 09 Sep 2006 Hits: 507 Words: 457]
8.||Positive Dog Training for Newbies|
Positive dog training was developed under the principles of Skinner's operant conditioning. While it's not a new technique, it didn't get enough popularity until the nineties.
Former students of Skinner, psychologists Keller and Marian Breland, pioneered ...
[Added: 09 Sep 2006 Hits: 457 Words: 537]
9.||Dog Whispering Behind the Scenes|
Ethology is the science that studies behaviors of a species under natural situations. Therefore, it studies instinctive and non-instinctive behaviors that are typical of a species.
Dog whispering is a training technique based on canine ethology. So, it takes into account those behaviors that are natural ...
[Added: 09 Sep 2006 Hits: 406 Words: 519]
10.||Dog Training Techniques Revealed|
Though there are several dog training techniques, all of them can be categorized by the way they address behavioral issues. Thus, there are two main categories: techniques based on learning theories and techniques based on canine ethology.
[Added: 09 Sep 2006 Hits: 334 Words: 711]