The Deer Is In The Dog

Thanks to Angelique for the following video.

http://www.dogwork.com/ddsff4/

It demonstrates that dogs don’t play in order to practice for the hunt (what then is the deer practicing for?) but that there is a common code that orchestrates all animal consciousness and that this rather than higher cognitive capacities are the basis of the high social virtues. There is but one drive (to turn energy into information) and in understanding animal behavior in terms of a network consciousness it becomes clear that information never disappears, hence, the prey remains in the predator, and even the prey animal has a predatory aspect because the very first temperament traits are prey (absorbs and conducts emotion) and predator (reflects and projects emotion) and these comprise the temperament of every animal and are visible in every interaction. The distinction between a prey species and a predator species is their respective emotional capacities. Thus, when deer feel safe they act like dogs; and when dogs are afraid, they act like deer. In the video we can see the one fractal expression of attraction constantly elaborating upon an emotional platform of reflection and counter reflection until it arrives at a deep emotional bond.

Published January 26, 2011 by Kevin Behan
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In 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.
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