Lack of confidence

Under general standards of conduct of a young dog, it is understandable that they present a certain lack of confidence in its behavior. This is so because most of the rules of this new environment are yet unknown to them. However, this behavior can not be considered logical in a dog that has reached the peak of maturity or that is, at least, going thru the transition, which lasts until the eighteenth month approximately.

On most of the cases, virtually eight out of ten, the origin of the problem is due to having exposed the pup to an incorrect process of socialization. Circumstances apart, we should emphasize the following: genetic inheritance, isolation within or during the stage of transition, and recessive dominance on the side of the rest members of the pack.

Starting from the seventh week of life, the pup has enough ability as to try to interpret every external stimulus it perceives. It is since that exact moment when the dog must have contact with all its surroundings because nothing can substitute an early experience.

In the same way, there are cases in which one might think that the fault of an incorrect selection of progenitors might be the fact that one or several puppies from the litter have this same problem. Some say that pups having shown misbehavior should be discarded as breeding animals, but if one doesn't count with enough elements for judgment, one can't assure with an absolute certainty that this might be it. Due to this any situation that for a human could seem unimportant or be unperceived by can, however, mark and condition the future development of the pup's character.

Fortunately, within the complex world of breeding, one can affirm, without doubts or errors, that the criteria in the selection of the different breeds are not based exclusively on the perfection of their beauty profiles, but also in what refers to showing a behavioral standard according to what is expected from the breed in question. It is absolutely necessary that both factors complement each other.

In the case of a long isolation during this stage of transition will cause the animal to limit its now less extent repertory of experiences with respect to other dogs, people, things or situations.

Dog Behaviorist Anxiety pattern Lack of confidence Socializing with the outside world Excessive dominance Lack of dominance in dogs