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Dedicated to All Those Humans Who…

This is dedicated to all those humans who have said or think… it is just a dog, a cat or an animal… who think animals have no or limited feelings or who think we (the human animals) are far superior to all others.  God created all creatures and all creatures deserve to be treated as humanely as possible.  And domesticated animals often appear to have connections with other creatures, feelings and smarts far beyond what we give them credit for. Perhaps these videos might cause you to think again~

Video:  Cat tries to wake up dead friend

at tries to wake up his friend who just died. Antalya, Turkey.  The other Turkish people tried to help, but the white cat didn’t allowed that. He was protecting the other cat. The vet was also there and he clearly said, he never saw something like this. and for the trolls: the vet said it was CLEARLY an epic scene, he gave the other cat a heart massage.

Video:  Wake up… Please wake up!  Heart Breaking

Most saddest heart breaking thing imaginable. The poor dog thinks his mate is sleeping. Tries for a long time to ‘wake him up’ to no avail.  The situation here in China is not good. There are stray dogs here everywhere. Injured animals and injured people alike are along the streets everywhere and will not receive assistance. These videos open your eyes to the REAL WORLD. This is the world we live in. Life is not fair. There are thousands of stray dogs in one city. They often have diseases and are aggressive towards people. Get out of your mother’s basement and realize this is life.

Video:  Dog saves Dog

Dog saves Dog off highway. Song by Marisa "Blind Man wandering" provided by YOUTUBE Audio Swap options. Heres is the link for her album:  http://musicishere.com/artists/East_of_Everything/Angela..s_Wings

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‘Dogs Have The Intelligence of a Human Toddler’

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Therapy is for the dogs

Dear John:

What do you think about dog psychologists? Me? Not so much. –RNT

Hi RNT:

If you’re talking about someone who brings the dog into their office, sticks it on the couch and asks it if it hates its mother, then me not so much either. However, dogs are intelligent and anyone that has studied dog behavior in its nuances and variations in breeds and individual dogs might consider themselves students of dog psychology. Dog psychologist? A little self-aggrandizing, I think.

There are dog trainers that call themselves "behaviorists," and earlier in my career when I thought such a thing would distinguish me from the run of the mill dog trainer, I embraced the term. After a while, I thought it was silly and so now I’m just a dog trainer that believes in ethology with a strong emphasis on field observation, and has done a fair amount of literature study.

There is a branch of veterinary science now that certifies veterinarians as behaviorists. I believe their intellectual focus is mistakenly inverted when compared to that of a good dog trainer, with much more theoretical and laboratory emphasis rather than field experience. In my experience, they seem to have a poor grasp of the real world of dogs and their owners. I’m sure there are exceptions, but when it comes to actually training a wide range of dogs, as of yet I haven’t met one that seemed to know the difference between a scientific paper and a pee pad. They seem to think that saying "no" to a dog will ruin its self-esteem forever.

I recently learned of a new branch of the pet mental health services, and if anything has ever got anyone’s goat, my goat was got. On the truck radio, there was a pet psychic. I almost ran into the ditch. If I hadn’t been driving I would have called her to see if she could figure out what I was thinking. Vomit and the word charlatan would have figured prominently.

Outside of the world of fantasy, here is what you’ll find good and bad as your advisory options: people who have owned a dog or a few dogs. Their advice is often unsolicited. There are the "ignore bad behavior – reward good behavior" all-positive trainers – often "certified" – who think they’re training for obedience, but are actually not getting much past the trick level. Then there are balanced dog trainers that excel at obedience, teaching dogs to do practical things as if it was a job instead of a trick.

Then there are trainers that have personally trained a thousand or more dogs. They can consistently help teach a dog to stop doing something harmful to others or itself, or at least reduce the impact of the negative behavior on the dog and dog owner’s lifestyle. Or they can do what to me is the mark of a true professional: be honest and be able to explain why meaningful change isn’t going to happen.

Over the years, people interested in becoming dog trainers have approached me. They emphasize how much they love dogs, working with dogs, reading about dogs, etc. That doesn’t move me much. Loving dogs is easy. Whatever the other requirements, a good dog trainer must love people. Without that natural ability in the forefront, it won’t matter what they call themselves.

Pawsitively yours,

John Wade  -  Johnwade.ca

John Wade helps dog owners through his books, workshops and telephone consultations. If you have a question email him at johnwade@johnwade.ca.

And then there is that special trainer, behaviorist, psychologist or even a whisperer… or whatever you want to call them.  Any one who has watch Cesar Milan in action, live or on TV knows they exist.

Cesar-Millan-Pet-Psychology

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