Dog Observation Essay

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● DOG RAISED HIGH AND VERTICALLY: aggression, dominance. If they're also accompanied by small, quick strokes, that can remind us of vibrating, the dog is ready for action (flight or fight).
● TAIL HELD LOW AND SLOW, HESITANT MOVEMENT: subordination, uncertainty
● TAIL UNDER THE BODY: fear
● HORIZONTALLY HELD TAIL WITH NO MOVEMENT: a sign of complete attention, the dog is alert

Newer theories also add another, third, tail charasteristic – tilting to the side. If the tail tilts to the right side (from the behind) while wagging, that means a positive relationship towards something or someone. If the tail is tilted to the left side, there's some negative emotions present.
This hypothesis was proved by an interesting experiment, conducted by a neuroscientist of University in Trieste, Giorgio Vallortigara. He caged thirty dogs (pets) and placed cameras inside, which monitored their tail waging. During the said research he used four kinds of simulators: the owner, an unknown individua, a cat and an unknown, dominant dog. When the dogs saw their owner, their tails swiftly moved and tilted to the right, which identifies a clear positive relationship towards their owner. When they saw an unknown individual,
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Why are dogs afraid of bursting firecrackers?
It's december again – the month of holidays, warmth, kindness, gifting, happiness and ... firecrackers. While many people enjoy looking at the sky, the light rainbows and sparks, the loud bursting can severely worsen some dog's lives.
Dogs, like humans, experience the world through their senses – the eyes, ears and nose. Loud bursting and the smell of smoke and burning can stimulate the dog's nervous system in a way, to cause anxiety and fear. Their first natural reaction is of corse flight. That fact makes december a month, when most dogs get lost. Besides that we can't really explain to the dog why the nights are full of loud signs and smells, but we can help it in some other ways.
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