After months or years of spending time with our dogs, we begin to feel that we know everything about them. Dognition has collected some surprising facts. Read on to find out the answer to how well you really know your dog.
Tags: human-canine bond
I have been working with shelter dogs for the last 20 years. The following is not in the vein of boasting,etc. It is just that I actually may have some of the pieces of the puzzle on mammals, people, dogs, etc. First of all, I am a left handed, obsessive-compusive, narcoleptic, with the gene for color-blindness stuck into my dna. Needless to explain, the whole group makes me a bit quirky in thought and deed. I did start out very interested in psychology– and as I aged/experienced life, my panorama and take on situations widened tremendously. At this point, socialogy and the entire planet also spins inside of my head. For many years I was angry at myself because I believed that I had no opinions of my own. I could always see each other person’s reality and why they believed their view to be right. I finally understood that in general, I am a “watcher and interpreter”. It does make my brain very busy at times— but I have found a niche in life. I can rehab dogs because I see who they are in graph form. And I have a very big and varied “toolbelt” which includes the tool of “variations on a theme”. I can rework a tool to fit the dog “on the fly”. Lately I have been thinking about “imprinting” and how it works with each species. One of the things I would like to do is connect with a group where I can toss ideas and theories against the board. Otherwise, what are thoughts for….?
Robin Cember CPDT-KA email@example.com