A Visit to the Vet: Dogs

A Visit to the Vet: Dogs


Use the following Ask the Behaviorist resource from your student ehseet to learn more about dog behavior.

Ask the Behaviorist: Dogs

Below is a list of questions regarding dog behaviors. The date signifies when the question was
asked and is where the question and response can be found on the website. After you read the
animal behaviorists’ advice, write down your ideas about what is causing the behavior and how it
might be changed. Tell whether the behavior is innate, learned, or perhaps both.

Feb. 6 - George is picking fights with Jojo. What can be done?



Feb. 6 - Bailey, a howling basset hound, is driving her owner batty. Any advice?


Feb. 12 - This Terrier loves to dig. What is causing this?


Feb. 12 - The brother of 4-yr-old golden retriever bit a child. Why?



Describe a dog behavior with which you’re familiar.

Dog Behavior:





Do you think this behavior is particular to dogs or do other animals do it as well?



Now describe an innate human behavior.

Human Behavior:





Describe whether this behavior is unique to the human species.



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