Quick questions may require long consideration and critical contemplation. If we ask the right questions we get the right answers. Here are some questions to really mull over.
Do we as the human race really have our dogs best interests at heart?
Do we as human beings value our dogs over and above what or how they should be valued or do we undervalue them?
Did you know we have never attempted to rescue as many dogs in the USA as we are currently?
Did you know dog bites (and dog attacks on people) are on the rise?
Have you ever been bitten?
Are our dogs giving back to us as much as we are giving to them and vice-versa?
Do you take a realistic viewpoint of the dog and their many behaviors do you have an over-simplistic, anthropomorphized viewpoint?
Are treats exciting for our dogs?
Is excitement actually good and beneficial to our dogs?
Do parent dogs exhibit a lot of excitement around their pups and vice-versa?
How does excitement and high energy play a role in most of mother nature?
Is calmness valued by the mother or father dog?
Who is calmer the older dogs or the younger ones?
Are we all applying calmness when interacting with our dogs and pups?
Are professional trainers and behaviorists using calmness or excitement in their training methods?
Does your dog come with a laundry list of rules (don’t poke the bear!)…things you can’t touch on his/her body, things you can’t do around the dog, things guests can’t do?
Is your dog rude or polite?
Do dogs think positively or negatively or not at all like that?
What is your favorite sense (out of the five senses)?
What is our dogs favored sense or senses?
If you were to lose a sense which would you chose and why?
If your dog was to lose a sense which would he/she choose and why?
These are just a couple of the quick questions I wanted to share with the masses out there in internet land. I have several others for another time.
Please feel free to comment or answer some of them in the comments section. These are not to trick or insult or manipulate you in any way. I just want to hopefully broaden people’s minds and delve a bit deeper into the fascinating creatures we all have such familiarity with.
Keep an eye out for my coming book! In it we ask and answer many of the above questions and of course the book will greatly help prevent or reverse behavioral issues you may be facing with your dog or pup. There are great chapters on Touch, Spacial control, Energy control, Calmness, Heeling and Leash work, Dog manipulations, Myths, and much, much more! There are illustrations. There are motivations. There are challenges. There is a call to action. The book should broaden anyone’s mind on the subject of our dogs, their behavior, and our behaviors with them. It broadens my mind every time I add to or examine it.