A happy pet whether you buy a puppy or adopt a dog: points to remember
Behaviour in and out the home
Remember that a trained dog is a happy dog so persevere!
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The partnership between canines and humans is evidenced over thousands of years.
The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a canid which through selective breeding and training over thousands of years has conditioned various behaviours, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes that are now inherent to the species.
Their long association with people has allowed dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behaviour so that they now fulfil many assistance type roles in addition to one of companionship.
Whilst domestic dogs have long since integrated into human life style one should always be aware that they have retained natural drives such as, prey, pack and defence. Each drive has associated behavioural consequence that unless properly managed through behavioural conditioning may adversely affect the relationship.