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If we learn to with a dog’s natural instincts and drives, learn what information and reactions they require from us, we will only succeed in getting the behaviour we want, but first we have to we have to stop blaming them whenever anything goes wrong, or their behaviour is far from what we had hoped.
Getting a dog is a considered acquisition and must be given a great deal of thought before going through the process. Once this decision Is taken, we accept we will give many years investment into building a warm, trusting, and loving relationship between the dog and ourselves.
I see that a zoo in the UK is embarking on a three-year study to find out if their group of Meerkats experience empathy.
Why do dogs cry when their owners come home? Researchers in Japan asked this question and went on to test 22 dogs who produced tears when their owners returned home after they had been separated for various lengths of time. The researchers concluded that the reason dogs become so hysterical is to produce the tears that form a bond with their human companions. This “study” actually made me laugh out loud as, 22 dogs is nowhere near a large enough sample of the canine world to produce a scientific, accurate and reliable result. The study is also based on the understanding that all dogs are hysterical when their human companions return home; that is simply not the case.