WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins
WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins

TASTE

YOUR DOG'S SENSE OF TASTE

cropophagia - tasting other dogs poo to for signs of what it has eaten

labs

muzzles

food - smell more important than taste. Also treat boxes

 

taste as a reward


 

For instance, the dog is shown a treat box by its handler and allowed to "steal" the tasty treat out of the box, licking and sniffing it inside and out just to make sure that the very last molecule has been licked from it.

"READING THE NEWSPAPER"

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dogs do not have thought and brain patterns like humans (although it is very easy to make that assumtion when they seem to be reading our minds!).

In order for their brains to be able to retain a particular incident or piece of information in their long-term memory it has three different ways that this can occur -

  1. The incident is either so rewarding or so threatening that a "photo" is made in the dog's brain so that it's senses can recongise and respond accordingly if its senses detect a recurrance of the event.

 

 

 

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