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lalachka 07-07-2014 08:47 AM

Dogs living in the moment
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How do people know that dogs live in the moment? I believe it but I'm wondering who came up with this and how they arrived there.

Also, how do they know how much dog remembers, like 2 mins, 5 mins. For example, my dog goes crazy if my daughter and I separate. After she's out of sight he will look for her for a few mins. So this means that he remembers she existed for 5 mins?

Like, what ends one episode for a dog and starts another?

I have more questions of this sort, can't remember now. Will add later

lalachka 07-07-2014 08:50 AM

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Oh yeah, what about the stories that dogs that lost their owners that would go to the same spot every day and wait for them and stuff like that. Or find their way home after months (I guess this can be some homing instinct)

misslesleedavis1 07-07-2014 08:56 AM

I do not know, i watched a very smart shep once who was 9. She had been with her family for 9 freakin years! they left her with me for about 24 hours. She had a blast, lots of plays and walks...slept right at the end of our bed all night. When her daddy came back to get her she stood at the door and put on a very large show of snarling growling and barking at him, she stopped once he told her too and she went home with him as happy as could be.

lalachka 07-07-2014 08:57 AM

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So you're saying they forget right away?

misslesleedavis1 07-07-2014 09:00 AM

No. I dont think they do, I have had many of foster dogs that i see lots of times, they have not forgot me at all. Infact Rocky almost knocked me over with kisses when he saw me last and he had been with his family for a few months at that point.

misslesleedavis1 07-07-2014 09:02 AM

Also Trip the rescue remembered me. I had not seen him in years when i went up to the farm to visit him.

Baillif 07-07-2014 09:19 AM

They live in the moment but it doesn't mean they don't have a memory. Aside from remembering commands for a long time I've had puppies that will hide a bone or rawhide not go back to the item for weeks because they didn't have access to that area and the first thing they do when they are able is go to check the hiding spot to see if it's still there. If it is they often celebrate.

They just don't dwell on the past

lalachka 07-07-2014 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Baillif (Post 5742010)
They live in the moment but it doesn't mean they don't have a memory.

Do you know who came up with this and how? Not arguing, I believe they live in the moment. Just wondering how this was decided

misslesleedavis1 07-07-2014 09:24 AM

They just don't dwell on the past-Bailiff

I like this, we could learn a thing or two from them

onyx'girl 07-07-2014 09:27 AM

superstition within the memory is also common in dogs.

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