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By Rainer Foelix

A massive quantity of analysis in spider biology in recent times has led to major new insights into this diversified staff of organisms. The reaction to this outpouring is an up-to-date version of this broadly looked vintage. First released in 1979, this was once the 1st textbook on spiders considering that 1930; the recent variation includes all of the info amassed considering that that point, together with the full global literature on spiders as much as 1994. the writer has thoroughly up-to-date and revised chapters on ecology, phylogeny and systematics to mirror present wisdom. Over 2 hundred illustrations are incorporated in addition to an intensive reference part. the single sleek textbook to be had at the topic, this may turn out a useful source for pros, scholars, and researchers in zoology, entomology, ecology and body structure.

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To our surprise, we found that the hunting drive could be stimulated until the dog was physically exhausted, even in non-hunting dogs. As test subjects we used previously untrained dogs. We succeeded in encouraging the behavior we wanted in these dogs using their hunting drives, without offering pressure or improper support. By following its own learning method—trial and error—the dog could discover by itself the right way of working. “Dog-like” was our guideline, and we kept it that way. We were thrilled when our test subjects quickly showed a real passion for searching, something that could be attained with other methods only after many years of intensive training, if it could be reached at all.

Locating the place where the helper is buried stimulates the dog to approach. The excitement in the dog is high. • Scratching, digging out, and, sometimes, barking in annoyance happens when it takes a bit longer for the dog to reach its prey. The excitement in the dog is almost at its highest pitch. • Finding the sock toy as a replacement prey from the helper is the climax of the search action. The dog’s excitement is at its peak. By picking up the sock toy, the dog begins to experience satisfaction and release.

We had many questions and were troubled by many doubts. Furthermore, we found that the professional literature always spoke of a quick drive satisfaction. Only the defensive drive stayed always at the same level, the literature said. 3 In search and rescue work, the dog serves humans in its ancient role as hunter. Using the Hunting Drive While search and rescue dog groups in Europe were busy with a form of training based on aggressive drives, we took the first steps in another direction. We decided to study the way wild dogs acquire food.

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