UNDERSTANDING THE REASONS BEHIND SOME ABSURD BEHAVIORS OF YOUR DOG
It is quite acceptable and reasonable to interpret your dog’s behavior wrongly; since they can’t speak our language. If you are the type that loves details, then this article is for you.
Some folks might conclude that by depending solely on the correct interpretation of a dog’s body language you will successfully interpret its behavior. But no, that might be a very shallow way of interpreting a dog’s behavior. I have come to a suitable and logical conclusion that one can’t judge a dog’s action until you have discovered the exact reasons why the dog acted in the manner in which it did. Will I now say that it is not enough for you to understand your dog’s actions? Yes, it will only be enough if you have found out the reasons behind its actions. Finding the reason behind some absurd actions of your dog is the key to understanding your dog.
In the human world, the key to coexistence is a mutual understanding of interests. If I can relate it to the world of pet lovers and dog owners, I’ll say the key to an adequate coexistence between a pet owner and he’s or her pet is also Understanding, such as in the case of human to human coexistence.
You should go extra miles when trying to understand your dogs behavior.
For dog owners, the following scenario may be all too familiar: You get home from a long day of work only to find your favorite slippers in tatters on the floor.
Your first instinct may be to scold your four-legged friend, but before you do that, it’s important to understand why dogs chew things in the first place.”Chewing, for a dog, is like a human opening a door and looking into a room,” said Colin Tennant, the chairman of the U.K. Canine and Feline Behavior Association. People are nosy, and so are dogs. Dogs are left with no choice but to investigate with their mouths, because they don’t have hands.
However, even a well-adjusted pooch may find it difficult to keep its jaws away from certain things around the house, especially particularly alluring objects, such as the slippers. It has been noticed that dogs frequently chew things because they like the taste or the odor. In a home, the odors that the dogs find the most attractive are the human odors. People leave their shoes about, and the shoes have an intense smell. Moreover, the shoe texture is particularly inviting for the dogs. It speaks to their wild animal instincts. Shoes are frequently made of leather, and that reminds the dog of animals. Dogs eat animals. They are predators.
It will be unjust for you to judge your dog using some human instincts; sometimes you just have to adopt some animal instincts putting yourself in the dog’s shoes. This will give you a better understanding of that pet of yours you already labeled its behavior has destructive. Then in this case you’ll start thinking “oh! My dog is just being an animal that it is”. Obviously you have only said that word while reasoning from a human’s perspective that have chosen to understand its dog’s behavior by adopting some animal instincts. All these will help you achieve a beautiful and adequate coexistence with your dog.
Never judge your dog’s behavior until you have found out the reason why it behaved in such manner.