Prenatal Learning and its Relevance to Dog Breeding

Applied dog breeding is a complex practice that encompasses various factors, including genetics, health, temperament, and physical traits. One often overlooked aspect in the breeding process is the role of prenatal learning and the influence of maternal stress during pregnancy on the development and behavior of puppies. Scent & Sound Recognition Research suggests that puppies … Read more

How To Remediate Destructive Chewing in Dogs

Black and Tan English Shepherd

Destructive chewing is a common problem in dogs, often caused by boredom, anxiety, and a lack of appropriate chew toys. This paper discusses the use of operant conditioning to remediate destructive chewing behavior in dogs. Through a case study involving a one-year-old English Shepherd named Buddy, we demonstrate the effectiveness of positive reinforcement, supervision, … Read more