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Wpływ treningu na poziom pobudliwości u psa domowego (Canis familiaris)
The influence of training on the level of excitability in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)

Author(s): Marta Dziedzic, Ewelina Włodarczyk, Judyta Gulatowska, Maciej Trojan
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Behaviorism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Temperament; excitability; C-BARQ; dog training; dog behaviour

Summary/Abstract: The presented work touches upon the issue of influence of training on excitability in domestic dogs. Excitability has been tested with the use of a Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ) questionnaire (translated in Polish). The analysis covered influence of training (Obedience, Mantrailing, Agility and Frisbee) on excitability of dogs and tests related to possible existence of any relevant differences between dogs subject to various types of training and trained by more or less experienced guides with their experience determined not only by working with dogs in practice, but also by acquisition of reliable theoretical knowledge in the field of behaviour and training of dogs. Additionally, hypotheses relating to trends of the differences have been tested. The test has shown relevant differences between the tested groups, which confirmed the probable influence of training and knowledge of a guide upon the level of excitability in domestic dogs. The analyses have shown that there are relevant differences in the level of excitability between a group of dogs subjected to training and the one, which was not subject to training as well as between dogs guided by people, who acquire professional knowledge in the field of behaviour and training of dogs and dogs guided by people, who do not acquire the knowledge. The assumed existence of differences in excitability in a group of dogs was also confirmed, depending on, whether trainers acquire professional knowledge in the field of behaviour of dogs or not.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 51-64
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish