Dog Care and Training

Man had to learn Dog Care and Training from time the first dogs made their appearance in the North American continent; these dogs were known as Occidental dogs. After several evolutional phases came the mammal with a short nose, a long tail, with five fingers and toes, like those of a bear. Then, what we now know as the modern dog came into existence. The modern dog is what is actually considered to be the real progenitor of the "dog family" including dogs, wolves, foxes etc. Studies have shown that domesticated dogs have had as predecessors the prehistoric domestic can. Others believe that it was the "Herding dog" that, through intentional selections or casual mixes, gaveorigin to today's breeds. There are also other theories that say that the Jackal is the true progenitor of the domestic dog or that its origins resemble those of wild extinct dogs. There are various theories as to the evolution of dogs but it is generally accepted that dogs came into existence from different species such as the Asian Jackal, African Jackal and the albino wolf. This hypothesis would explain the worldwide diffusion of physique and conduct that exist in the domesticated dog of today.

Dog Care and Training

The Origins of the Dog Breed

Dog Morphology

Interesting dog facts

Internal Dog Morphology

Dog Behavior and Psychology

The dog's internal systems

Dog Social Life

Dog Sensory Organs

Dog Communication

Choosing a Dog

Dog Body Language

Pedigree Dogs

More Dog Body Language

Dog Veterinarian

How Dogs Communicate By Smells

Dog Breeds

Dog Scent Messages

Great Dane

Dog Instincts

Poodle

Dogs and People

Beagle

Dog Instinct versus Conscience

English Sheepdog

Is Dog Love, True Love?

Border Collie

Dogs and Children

Boxer

Bringing a Puppy Home

Bulldog

Caring For Your Dog

Collie

A Dog's Arrival to the House

Cocker Spaniel

Naming your new puppy

Dalmatian

Making your garden dog safe

Doberman Pinscher

Inside your dog's house

Golden Retriever

A Puppy's First Night

Maltese

Basic dog equipment

Maremmano

Dog combs and brushes

German Shepherd

Dog Laws

Pekinese

Dogs in public places

Rottweiler

Dog Travel

Samoyedo

Dog food

Saint Bernard

Daily amounts of dog food

Schnauzer

What a puppy should eat

Setter

Feeding a dog human food

Shih Tzu

Feeding fish to a dog

Siberian Husky

More on Dog Food

Newfoundland

Older Dog Food Tips

Pomeranian

Dog Training

Yorkshire Terrier

Dog house rules

Dog Health

A Dog's First Steps

Dog vaccinations

Saying "No" to a dog

Dog Hepatitis

Dog House-Training

External Dog Parasites

Dog House-Training Problems

Internal Dog Parasites

Dog Barking

Dog First Aid

Dog leashes and collars

Dog Heat Stroke

Basic dog obedience training

Causes of Dog Trauma

Teaching a dog "down"

More Causes of Dog Trauma

Teaching a dog "stay"

Dog coat care

Teaching a dog "heel"

Dogs with long hair

Dog leash behavior

Dog Bath

Dog problems

Grooming your Dog

Index of Dog Problems

Dog Hygiene

Cleaning dog's coats

Dog Nails

Dog Coat Tips

Dog domestication: The most ancient proof of friendship between humans and dogs was found in a grave in Israel, believed to be 10,000 years old where a child's remains were found hugging a puppy. It's very possible that the first approximation between dogs and humans was simply motivated by the desire to receive company and physical contact. It's also been said that prehistoric dogs used to follow humans footprints to eat their leftovers and then began inevitably associating. Obviously humans were not able to resist the good will of dogs and they soon realized that dogs were very efficient and vivacious guardians since dogs, by nature, always warn their owners of enemies and predators.

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