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that has to be heart breaking Allison. what do you guys do to relieve the nightmares?
I mentioned this Darwin’s Dogs study to folks on our favorite breed’s forums board. One person brought up that even within the same breed there are some differences in behavior tendencies between bloodlines. I have two from the same breeder but two different sets of parents. They behave like their breed, but there are still some big personality differences. These differences seem more part of their internal package than their socialization, although I’m sure that has “flavored” it.
Mary Jane, I’d love to see a video of that. Never imagined a female lifting the back end to pee like that.
Seems like a “checking on you” behavior to me. All my dogs have done that from my beagle / whippet mix to my German Shepherd Dogs. Like you, I reward it.
Ovary Sparing Spay is also a choice where just the uterus is removed. That makes pyometra much less of an issue. I was considering it until I noticed the moodiness of my gal during her heat.
Thanks for your response Jenette. I know that on rare occasions anesthesia can cause problems. I always keep that in the back of my mind whenever my dogs have to go under. I hope to keep that down as much as possible.
Reading “Dr Google” can be quite confusing. So much of what I’ve read is corollary, not proving cause and effect.
Even between my two dogs, same breed, same breeder, different parents, I’ve seen different fear periods. My male breezed through puppy-hood. My female turned into a hormonal mess around her second heat, like a second fear period. Poor gal was like a moody human teenager trying to understand the meaning of life. We are still working through an issue that began then.
I look forward to seeing what you folks come up with.
very interesting. I know that some folks get very enthusiastic about “socializing the puppy”. Too often we under socialize as well as over do it. Once you find the sweet spot, will you have any tips on how to help pups become well rounded adults?
I’m looking forward to posting any results they send me someday. In the meantime the team posts some nifty articles that I’ll reshare.
I agree, more people might be interested if they knew about this.
thanks, I hadn’t noticed the new survey questions. It is good to check back now and then. Or is there a way you could “ping” folks to let them know new questions have come up.
It makes sense to me Irene, that with adaptation, one body style should win out over others.
Pretty nifty of you calling these dogs Gauguins.
ok, just let me know if and when
By the way, When I signed up for Dognition it came in a combination with Embark DNA testing. The results for Patton have come in and they are pretty comprehensive. Would you like me to share the results? If so, where would you like me to send the data?
Yikes, Michelle. It is a good thing to know these things. I ran a dna panel on my pure breed in case I’d ever offer to let him stud a litter.
I’ll look forward to that. Part of me is excited about the opportunity to help us understand and work with our dogs better and part of me likes bragging about my pooches.