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ans42 - Jan 14 Communication - Ans 42 January 14, 2008 Wolf...

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Ans 42 January 14, 2008 Wolf pup behavior – developmental stages Nature vs. Nurture Behavior potentials Socialization and imprinting Communication – start of it Last time Wolf vs. dog Lots of things are similar Behavioral stages – physical and behavioral traits that resemble youth - reactive - play - stalking - heeling ( our domesticated dog will never past this stage) o herding dogs - predation / kill As domestication occurs, it reduces the hierarchy need of the dog. /// Nature vs. Nurture Genetics influences behavior, because hormones govern much of our behavior. But is genetics the key factor that influences behavior?? Breed – Pointers – breed of dog - question: can they breed different behaviors?? o Line 1 : stable/calm temperaments o Line 2 : reactive/neurotic temperaments Bred neurotic moms to calm dads 100% neurotic puppies o And Bred calm moms to neurotic dads 100% neurotic puppies this implies neurotic behaviors is genetic and is prominent, not only the environment they were raised in, but also genetic. Behavior potential
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