My reading of animal behavior has led me to understand the principle of emotional conductivity as the connective glue of animal consciousness, and hence, a new way of understanding what constitutes information in the animal mind. Information equals consciousness converting environmental inputs into emotional, temperamental values. Since I can see the same primal code at work in all the animals I’ve known, I’ve presumed that there is a network consciousness encompassing all of life and all of life as constituting the domain of energy. This is consistent with Darwin’s conviction that “we are all netted.” This is what has particularly captivated me with the Constructal Law (“Design In Nature” by Adrian Bejan) which demonstrates that objects of resistance are incorporated into an underlying current as an improvement of a configuration. Since viruses directly interface with the DNA of cells, it occurred to me that they are also part of the network consciousness. We are not at war with viruses, they like bacteria, are part of a dynamic auto-tuning mechanism. (BTW it is still believed in some quarters that testosterone is an anti-social influence as well. That’s how far behind the mainstream science on dogs is behind this latest kind of research. My point is we don’t have to wait for the studies to be done, they’re already being performed in the nature of the dogs we live and work with.) My hunch is that viruses tweak the gene code so that the genome is informed about environmental exigencies. I believe the following article confirms this view of information as the result of a network consciousness.
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.|