|How does it work with the Central Asians? The same as with genius children. They drive you mad!
They hate monotonous activity (so they liven things up); they learn everything quickly (but their master must not know about it!); they are able to evaluate (phenomenon, events), compare (for example size of goodies - Aura always picks “purely by accident” the biggest one); they can count (tomcats always regularly got three baby-cookies. Nobody ever thought of taking the sweets from the other one because it was fair that way - everybody had the
same amount. However, Aura and Mon one day got “by mistake” only two cookies. They
did not take the third one from tomcats because to pick from a weaker one is not fair - they stood in front of me and waited for me to correct my arithmetical mistake).
They are able to associate exactly and quickly observe the connection among incentives, which they accept and the activities coming from them. They are able to anticipate what can be and what can not be expected…
They can be quite baffled and totally finished (this state of mind is technically called stress) because we, unlike them, do not know what we want but we keep bothering unless we get it! Then we are pissed off that we have it. I can tell you a proper dog would get distemper!
Aura was able to sit without movement in the corner of the garden and watch a German shepherd while he was training. It consisted of an order: “Come to me!” then “Sit!” then “Lie down!” then “Bring it!” Feeee - a stick flew through the air, for which the German shepherd, heart in hand, darted after and grabbed it in his teeth. “Bring it!” another order sounded. The silly dog obediently brought the stick. It was taken from him and instead of a word of praise and reward an order followed: “Sit down!” then “Lie down!”... After one hour all the orders sounded to me like: Auf! Nieder! Auf! Nieder! Aufneederaufneederaufneeder…Donner-
For God’s sake, what is the bitch doing there? I was surprised. Is she still entertained by this? I was shaking my head because with the creative doggie girl this was a thing unheard of.
I was fed up by the “training” myself and in my head, like a pursuant wasp, only one idea was buzzing: One more minute and I will go and cut this guy’s throat!
“Little Auuraaa, I haave something!” I saang to her like a Great Trainer.
She did not even move.
“Aura, come to me!” I ordered to her like the greatest Trainer of beasts of prey, Snake Charmer, and Ghost Buster of all times.
She did not even move.
Aura, come here! COME HERE! I screamed in a craze believing that she did not hear me. I was confused because of our eighty-year-old hard of hearing grandfather. I even waited for a
little while that maybe I would hear from the corner of the garden: “Did you say something my love? TANGIER? What happened with Tangier? One of you is going to Tangier? If you sat home on your ass you would be much better off!”
She did not even move.
“Ma’am what are you doing there!” I asked with respect in my voice.
She registered the formal way and change of tone and turned her head towards me. I could see how confused she was from the very bottom of her soul - she did not know whether she should cry or laugh at the fiddling of the German shepherd!
Instincts are clearly set for each kind of animal. They evolve only extremely slowly during the lives of hundreds of sequential generations and only with great difficulty do they adapt to the natural environment going though gradual evolution. Natural selection is strict and does not allow animals with malfunctions in their inherited programs of instincts to survive in nature.
Animals are not born with highly developed instincts. Instincts, like every born in (unconditional) reflex, must proceed throughout these stages: maturing, fixation and decline.
The group of instincts directed at the future is natural especially to young animals. Older animals more or less suppress these instincts. These instincts depend very closely on and work under the influence of the function and activity of glands with internal secretion producing hormones. Just as the intensity and time with which and during which these glands work are individual, so are the influence of instincts for each animal.
So that you ladies would understand it better I will explain it in another way but read it only quietly for yourself! Or you know what? I will put it into brackets for you. (It works the same way with men. The sexual potential depends on the working productivity of the sexual glands. If their activity is not keeping up with your sex drive it does not help at all if you put your man down in your marital bed, cast him further down by crying, hitting him, revile
him in a harsh way or choke him by the weight of your bosom! You simply have to turn somewhere else for breeding purposes! And that is it!)
An owner of a dog should always look to the meaning of instincts - strong incentives for behavior. It is always wrong to punish a dog for its instinctive behavior although it may seem
“unworthy” of a “civilized” animal since we, and many times unknowingly, personify the dog with our ideas and desires and push them on it. In principle, we pull the animal down to the level of human by which we hurt it because not every human is up to the level that every dog is!
We see in our dog a close person that is missing from our lives. It’s a partner in dialog , a loyal discreet friend, which we are missing. It is the only one who does not tell us that we blab nonsense and that we are dreamers removed from reality. The opposite is true. It listens to us carefully and its admiring look means only one thing: “By God you are right as usual! You are simply a genius!” And because it is used to watching TV with its master it barks out: “It must be great to be great, my little clever screen, isn’t it?”
When our child does not like to learn it is a delight to have a dog that likes to learn! When your husband is hideous (huge beak, fatty gut, crooked angora toothpicks for legs), how ennobling it is to have a well built champion dog at home! If you come home from work and you ask: “Mother where are the kids?” and she replies, “I am weeding the linen!” how comforting it is to have a dog intellectual at home. When the entire family is afraid of burglars, murderers and mice, how encouraging it is to have a dog protector at home! All these requirements laid on a dog are fulfilled to the very last point by the Central Asian kept with love!