I think this is a little masterpiece and example of symbiotic behaviors.
yeah, given the right circumstances, amazing the pairings that can happen.
This developing relationship I have with Maddy (my first dog partner ) has given me a better perspective to appreciate such things.
An actual sentient relationship with an animal where we relate to each other, communicate feelings and expectations, even accommodate each other.
It’s been interesting and fun. She’s back to walking off the leash most the time so there is more attentiveness and communicating with her given all the land open to her. Sure beats just marching down the path with her on a line.
Though when she is on the leash, she’s real good about that too.
I think I found a secret to a chill dog. Be a chill owner, ... er master
Yes, it takes patience to program the dog’s mirror neural system. The trick is to try to think like the dog , not try to make the dog think like a human. Be consistent in your use of commands. The dog will learn the words very quickly if tied to a specific task or object.
Establish a simple empathy by acknowledgement of your appreciation of his/her value to you.
And most of all, make it fun for the dog do simple things.
I have had dogs all my life and they are amazing animals .