Oh my God, my dog is an intellectual!
|Dogs of this or that breed are real specialists for courses of action in certain areas. If you re-qualify, for example, a Doberman to become a pasture dog, and I can tell you this is a very demanding job, it will never turn into an exemplary “shepherd” although it is highly intelligent for work. As an instinctive guard it is perfect. For example a Collie manifests an instinctive inclination towards running around and herding a herd into “a pile” without training even on the occasion when this herd is only the members of the family who have gone on a Sunday stroll. Also, nobody has to teach a Manchester terrier how to catch mice, rats and other gnawing pests because it is an instinctive hunter who attacks everything that is small and moving around in a confused way. The Central Asian is an instinctive superb protector of a herd or man. Regarding its work intelligence the Central Asian is actually a workaholic! However, it and it alone can decide about the work effort. You should also show your intelligence, especially social intelligence, and leave its paw free! Do not train it for
protection since this training only truly spoils its style and awakes an instinct, which is sleeping with only one eye closed, that man is an aggressive creature because he is weak and cowardly. Reconcile yourself with the fact that the dog knows best when and with what intensity to intervene. Reconcile yourself with the fact that your Central Asian dog, although not trained, is quality in all circumstances.
The dog that has clearly defined and strong instinctive task intelligence is also the most suitable for this activity. On the other hand it does not have to be able to adapt to environments where its natural behavior is not suitable or it is not required because it has a lower adaptive intelligence (central Asian dogs and other natural breeds). On the contrary, dogs without high instinctive intelligence usually brim over with high adaptive intelligence and thanks to this they usually behave perfectly in different situations and environments
where it is necessary to adapt quickly and change their behavior based on needs (Doberman, Poodle). Therefore it is not possible to bring up and train a dog of this or that breed in contradiction to its inborn abilities and skills. If you manage to complete the trying training because you do not have anything else to do anyhow its result will always be nothing special and temporary.
Your dog’s behavior is what you deserve
The scheme of cause and effect works very precisely with animals because their actions are not inhibited by, as it is with people, Godly testaments, conventions, morals, societal protocols, laws, fear of policemen, of the financial office, fear, what would neighbors, mother in law say… The behavior of the dog in all its deeds, are consequently marked by purely specific causes. While analyzing the behavior of the dog it is also necessary to consider its
natural characteristics, which are formed by upbringing and training. This means by the influence of people (conscious or unconscious) and that of the environment it lives in.
Dogs’ needs and wishes are natural: those that are created based on instinct. If we go out for a stroll with Aura, to which I call her attention with the word “walk” (other activities are defined with equally appropriate terms such as “uriningaura”), it is her who chooses one of
our many trails. It is that easy to fulfill the modest wish of a most loyal girlfriend. My mother had it more laborious when she used to make doughnuts for our German shepherd, who would go crazy for them.
“Haryk told me that I should make doughnuts!” was announced with the same commonplace tone as if my father had wanted her to “whip up some goulash.” My mother never disappointed little Haryk.
If your dog seems to be sleeping in its den like a hoopoe it does not have to be as it appears. Its sense organs continuously work and obtain much information from the surroundings. Aura, when sleeping and also when fully conscious, sometimes reminds me of a living radar, very captious radar indeed. She easily catches signals from alien civilizations and my “transmission” from the distance of several meters she “overhears.”
Man can not even imagine the amount of information that he is unable to pick up with his senses but is being processed by the brain of a “deep” sleeping dog: a local walked down the street they are frying steaks in the next house Mr. Novak is coming home drunk as a lord (beer, rum and grain alcohol) Mr. Dvorak is coming home with three queens (mother, daughter and daughter in law); and have a look at this; the biological clock announces to the dog that it is 5 o’clock or the time of the master’s return from his job so it means he gets up and moves towards the outside door.
I believe that different smells, sounds, feelings and visual images crop up and take place in the consciousness of the dog, which awake different emotions and behavior in the dog. I believe that the dog has the same living color and broad screen dreams like me and that Aura is even quite grateful to me if I, while she is caught in the middle of some wild dream and she is squealing and twitching her paws because the scoundrel wolves greatly outnumbered her, turn her over on her other side.
Dogs are living organisms, living creatures, and their internal mental world is far from being bad off and is not just some primitive copy of the internal world of a human being. The more
I learn about people and dogs the more I think the opposite is true. I have believed for a long time that the internal world of humans and the internal world of dogs, although they seems to go through a totally different dimensions, intersect each other at certain moments and sometimes even overlap.
I have started to believe that the internal world of many dogs is richer and more soulful than the internal world of many people! It is sufficient to observe a dog carefully and we can quite
easily recognize three types of behavior: instinctive behavior, behavior obtained through upbringing and by training and the behavior as a result of elementary rational activity, which is described by some specialists as a priori thinking.