Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Canine psychologist needed
A now we get a refresher course on canine psychology.
Sophie is clearly distraught about the disappearance of her brother.
Every couple of hours she barks, rushes out into the garden expectantly and looks round for Bob. That impatient ' I'm bored with this game. You can come out now ' sort of look.
We've bought her toys. She's eating just fine. She enjoys ten minutes of hearty catch the furry rabbit but her hearts not in it. She wanders off to check distant bedrooms and rarely visited corners in search of the 'oaf'. Tickles and soothing words help but don't cut it. She cries. She's loaded in the car but doesn't want to go into the bakers.
Any suggestions ?
For our part we're both discovering that one dog creates a tiny portion of the sounds two dogs make.
This seems pertinent :https://aeon.co/essays/why-science-needs-to-catch-up-with-what-dog-trainers-know
This insight in to Washington was a surprise but made both of us smile : https://twitter.com/JanisPetzinger/status/1197893128130355200