Here’s an interesting finding reported on in the NY Times that confirms my model that where the individual finds themselves within the group dynamic, which is a function of Temperament, then alters their hormonal/biochemical processes, rather than the other way around. So hormones don’t cause the behavior, rather they support integration into the group mind.
It also confirms my reading of behavior in that that the fundamental role of male energy in nature is abject devotion to female energy, which is why testosterone instantly drops when it’s not of service to the task at hand. In other words, testosterone is not the essence of male energy, it is the equal/opposite of female energy and assists in one trait being complementary to the other. This suggests to me that when one’s emotional capacity is at its highest so that they can integrate with the network, the appropriate hormone is there when you need it, and not there when you don’t need it.
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Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin BehanIn Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
|Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.|