They are most calm and content when they are given a task or duty that benefits the pack, and consequently receive rewards from the group and/or pack leader in exchange for a job well done. These rewards can come in the forms of protection, shelter, community, food, etc. Make no mistake – the dogs we bring into our lives view us as their pack, and they expect us to be their leaders. Although sometimes unintentionally, human leaders are constantly providing canines with a variety of jobs that fulfill their primal need to belong to a pack.
Following commands to fetch, sit or come are tasks we expect our dogs to complete, and we then reward them with praise, affection or food.
Dogs trained to hunt and track are performing a duty, as are canines who seek out drugs or bombs. The nature of the job doesn’t seem to make much difference to our dogs, but their bonds with their leaders and their packs certainly do. One mechanic from Russia must be feeling particularly proud of his Dachshund partner, who has become an indispensable employee at the office. Often referred to as “wiener dogs” due to their hotdog-like body shapes, Dachshunds are intelligent, energetic and thrive on being useful.
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