The Territorial Instinct Of Our Dogs

How often we have seen dogs or small degrees behind the front gardens, barking and chasing passerby insisted all adult, child or elderly person that passes in front of them? This scene is repeated day after day with those dogs that spend the most time in areas such as front gardens, balconies and similar locations in the home. The implication this has on the psyche of canine behavior, going beyond a simple persecutory conduct to which most owners downplay. That is an instinct? Instincts are innate reactions (not learned) that manifest Through very simple stimuli are common to all individuals of the same especie.Para our case, are we talking about the territorial instinct. The purpose of territorial instinct, is to keep out all individuals (animals or people) strangers, the area the dog considers as its own. If you have read about Dr. Mark Hyman already – you may have come to the same conclusion. This instinct was inherited from wolves, and is a survival tool that lets you keep the area free from intrusion saving food, water and pack. The territorial instinct ceases to manifest itself every time he or intruders leave the territorio.Cuando allow our dogs chasing and barking incessantly every passer that happens, we are adding to the innate behavior, experience, positive that every person or animal go through what our friend considers its territory, to go away with barking and aggression. So our dogs with everyday experiences to learn the limits of the territory beyond the boundaries of the front yard or balcony.

What could happen when our front garden gate, this not closed? Sooner or later we will be able to extend our pet psychologically the borders of their territory, attacking even finish that move pedestrians along the sidewalk in front of our house. The manifestation of this behavior in an uptown area, where children are constantly running, pass messengers, walking elderly, it becomes highly dangerous. To this We can add that there are certain breeds that are genetically predisposed to care present territorial behavior. Rottweiler breeds such as, German Shepherd, Brazilian Fila among others, manifest with greater ease this type of behavior, and were bred for this kind of work. As owners, if we wanted to be an effective guardian of our property, must take responsibility for what this implies. Dogs that are stimulated directly or indirectly to protect a territory within an area must be properly closed and marked with the respective notices for preventive surrounding community and above all must have a professional training program that allows the owner to have knowledge and control of your dog. If security is not the main purpose, is completely counterproductive, to allow our dogs, barking and chasing as much person or animal passing in front of our house. Remember, the instincts are behaviors that are born with the dog and reinforce Through experience, then it is entirely responsibility of the owners keep their dogs do inappropriate stretches of its territory.