The video below is a vivid example of the locomotive rhythm as basis of the animal mind, and how the mechanics of movement reveals the mechanics of the mind.
From movement an animal derives its metric of self, safety, pleasure, well-being and constructs its view of reality. Objects come to mind, achieve their mental form, data points from the sensorium are synthesized into a discrete shape, as a function of resistance to movement. Thus given the mental process of objectification the question then becomes can the locomotive rhythm be reacquired when knocked off balance by an object (stimulus). Here “Buttermilk” becomes excited as she tries to make contact with the man. But there is too much resistance and so she next zooms toward the other goats, objects of resistance more easily surmounted, i.e. integrated into her locomotive rhythm. The very act of leaping over another goat is assimilating its center of gravity into her body configuration, uniting the projected e-cog (the forward point that momentum commits the mind to occupying with the body) with her p-cog. By hurdling the other goat she is able to for one brief moment in time merge both points into one wave form. (Note the head shakes due to frustration of not being able to actually ingest the forward point and satisfy the state of arousal, i.e. hunger. Even the oral urge is a function of the locomotive rhythm.) Buttermilk achieved a point of weightlessness by integrating these objects into her locomotive rhythm. Run Buttermilk, Run.
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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.|