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Is a Dog Human?

Trying to treat a dog like a human is called "Anthropomorphism" the dictionary
states that this means "Attributing human characteristics to things that are not
human" . Your pet is not a small hairy person, he is of another species known 
as a "Canine."

Humans are capable of complex emotions like love, sadness, despair, jealousy,
sympathy, hatred and loyalty. A dogs emotional state is more reactive, instinct
driven and survival orientated. Instinct is something which is either there or not
there, and it covers survival, maternal, hunting, guarding, pack, and self
preservation.

Dogs are living in the present, they react to the immediate smell, sound, and
movement. Dogs experience aggression mostly from their "Owners" who do not
understand that the dog does not understand what they are talking about. Most
weeks I have a client informing me that their dog is only able to understand,
Spanish, French, Swedish and the other day I was well informed that a dog 
could only understand Japanese !

Logic is alien to humans, all animals have an ability to communicate with each
other . I am able to communicate with a dog, since I am able to think like a dog,
thats why I am called "The Dogman !

Dogs are unable to reason and when they lay on the floor are not capable of
thinking "I wonder what mum is making for dinner", the dog will react only to a
sound, smell, and to the immediate situation.

Many owners of pets will punish their pet after an event just like a child. This is
non productive, and is called "Anthropomorphism." Try asking a dog what one
and one equals ? or simply deduct one from two, I bet he cant work it out!

The biggest problem that most owners encounter is "He wont come back" I
wonder why ? after all the little fellow followed the owner everywhere when he 
was a puppy. Is it because he was treated like a child and punished for not
coming back, or indeed punished when he did come back..? Owners will shout
and shout, little wonder the little fellow does not want to know.

Our pets are able to read and react to our posture, a prime example only the
other day I had one of those looks from my wife and asked her what was the
matter ? "Nothing" she said and marched away in a "bottom up style, "to me 
that body posture meant everything was the matter !

Most owners are apt to forget that dogs are dogs and cannot expect them to
behave in a human way, this must distorts the dogs true natural behavior. Only
the other day a lady attending one of my social classes arrived carrying her dog,
I asked if the dog was ill, to be informed "My dog does not like to walk on stony
roads."

Our pets are still wolves in disguise, and still ninety five percent wolf, they will roll
in mud, eat faeces, but have many qualities that humans could learn from. They
will always greet you well, not answer you back, ask for nothing, and if you do
not feed them they will still love you.

Commitment, Firmness, but kindness.


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