Here at the Dog Breed Info Center®, we believe in learning how your dog thinks, what its instincts are, what it needs as a canine animal to be happy and to work on fulfilling them in order to have a wonderful companion, rather than getting a dog and trying all of its life to get it to understand human.
Dogs are a mammal of the Canidae family, of the order Carnivora. Canis lupus familiaris is a domesticated subspecies of the wolf. Commonly referred to as a canine, dogs have instincts, which we as humans have a responsibility to fulfill. We believe if a human is not willing to learn about the dog as the animal it is, they have no business keeping the animal in captivity.
I've been told that tapping into a dog’s natural instincts is an outdated method. I find this way of thinking extremely sad for the dogs. Contrary to what some may like to believe, dogs have not evolved into little humans over the years or lost their original canine instincts. We humans are the ones who have lost touch of their instincts.
Most owners mean well and would like to learn more about the animals they are choosing to keep with their human families. In addition to the wealth of information on this website we are also providing a list of additional resources that do a good job of explaining this amazing animal that we call the dog. These resources base their philosophy on the psychology of the animal, rather than basing it on an image of human psychology. As the saying goes, "If you want an opinion, ask a human. If you want the facts, ask the dog."
Understanding Dog Behavior—Dog Breed Info Center®
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)—By The Monks of New Skete
Cesar Millan DVDs —The Dog Whisperer
Cesar Millan Books —The Dog Whisperer
Training Dogs the Aussie Way, by Sylvia Wilson —Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company
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