For the past ten days I've not been active on read.cash because of work. Well I truly regretted this but it gave me some time to truly connect with my dog and understand it's feelings and what it's body languages meant. I felt bad for ignoring all this from the start and misunderstood it's behavior either as a sign of aggression or disrespect. My dog is a 42.4 cm long basenji; basenjis are basically a breed of hunting dogs discovered in Central Africa. So I'm giving tips about dogs you might not know and things you need to do to improve their well-being.
First thing you should know is all dogs have this sense of being ‘programmed' dogs will literally repeat what they have been doing for so long with no intent of changing. For example; I would walk my dog through the back of the sofas when going for a walk, I've done this repeatedly since it was born, now it's about seven years old and still reluctant on changing the the path it takes even while not in a leach. This also means your dog would be whatever you want it to be (do not abuse this privilege has they are still animals and are still very intellectual. You could train your dog to be less aggressive to strangers and socialize, although some dogs have a natural instinct to be territorial and over protective of their owners and their properties, this urge could be greatly altered by simple steps and training.
Avoid chaining the dogs down for way too long these dogs generally put a whole other meaning to this, they automatically believe their goal is to protect their owner and the surroundings from strangers, they would be very aggressive to strangers has some do not actually like been chained down. Similar techniques are used to train security dogs (service dogs) these dogs would not attack men or women in the official police or military uniform has they clearly recognize the difference but will attack a stranger when let loose to do so. So if you don't want a tiger for a dog avoid chaining it down for a long period.
Make your puppy mix with strangers has much as possible, these dogs gradually gets used to seeing people around you and Ultimately feels it's normal for people to be around you. It doesn't mean it would not attack vigorously when you are being harassed. Also make sure to pet them has much as possible especially while they feed, some dogs tend to get violent when disturbed while they eat, doing these would make it seem normal to them and since they don't really get frustrated of the same thing reoccurring they don't attack.
Allow your puppy to mix up with other animals has much as possible, dogs would generally go for things that are a little faster than them or jump high or fly, even things that are smaller then they are or less harmful. It's a natural sporting instinct for them which can barely be detached from them, but you can stop your dogs from chasing chicks or birds pigeons especially.
Communicate with your pet, every dog has a connection with out soul, it's hard to detach yourself from them and it generally hurts when they die. Same goes for the dog to you but this actually is based on how strong your bond is. Dogs can't speak English, french, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese. Any language at all is strange to them, Except the understand what you say after a long time of being with you, but the ultimate way of communicating with your pets is through your kindness, petting and of course the food you give them, to achieve a total dog to man relationship this things are of upmost importance.
A walk with you a day just lasting about 30 mins would mean a totally different thing to them. They feel happy when you jog with them, it gives them the sense of you doing what they love doing (sprinting and sporting) and ultimately accepts you totally has one of them. A stronger bond in formed.
Don't show any act of violence to them, beating your dogs only sends one message to them ‘you are not wanted' this creates a kind of depression in them, and yes dogs get depressed I would talk about that shortly.
One major thing a dog does is whining, this could mean different things and because we are humans and know our pet dearly we tend to understand what they want or what is going on. Most times a dog will whine when it's injured or has a sign of being defeated this usually accompanies their tail bending inward between their thigh and their ears are down or straight horizontal. Sometimes it's because they see a visible treat and are unable to run from it or get to it, a dog would whine when it sees something it so scared of. For example thunder and lightning, my dogs worst enemies, my dog whines when there is a rumble in the sky of a large sound, personally u don't know why and I guess it only start these after the death of his mother.
Depression is also a thing in dogs, they get depressed most times because of the simplest thing ‘change' A dog would get depressed when there is a change in the environment or in the behavior if their owner. Also when their owner dies or someone in their home is grieving, dogs pick up emotions from their owner and would act according to it, if you don't want your dog to get depressed don't get sad or cry in their presence, they would take it seriously. Symptoms are abstaining from you or anyone else not eating and hardly drinking, they hardly wag their tail at you. Fear not you can stop this; take them to their favourite park, let them do their favourite things and if all you get is a little wag from their tail reward them with cuddles and a smile and most especially food and watch them kick out of depression.
There are a lot of things to note about your pet,post yours in the comment section below.