Join Date: May 2013
Location: Great White North
Opinion on a dog's mentality
I've learned much about this particular breed's " wiring"/drives/motivations/predispositions/reactions etc. from members in this forum and it has benefited my dog and me wonderfully.....however....since I think like a human and try my best to think like my dog to enhance the learning curve, I still appreciate I have miles to go to truly understand what goes on between my dog's ears.
So, when your dog is at peak level ( yielding to a particular drive), regardless of the situation....is your dog comparable to an adrenaline junkie...getting it's drug fix?...where the dog continually seeks out this intensity going forward or do you equate it to a weaker desire of sorts? I appreciate that we attempt to modify/lessen certain drives as well as build on them...but that's all the same....in human terms, for those of you with driven dogs...what do you compare their level of intensity to in human terms?