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    Default Simple question again!!!!

    I know I am hopeless.....always trying to think like my labs.

    Nevertheless, we all know our dogs....at least the good ones,are hard wired to retrieve.

    (1) Science tells us our dogs have the "thinking" ability of a 3 year old child.

    (2) Dogs do not think like humans.

    Do you often give your dogs a break......and ponder? why dogs do as they do?
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    You my friend need to lay off the bacardi and diet coke! You over think things to the point of making my head hurt! They are just dogs - simplify things.....and I'll have you know my dogs are WAY smart than a 3 year old!

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    Your head hurts........LOL. I do agree, I am anal.

    Years ago, the person who went on to win the Australian national said the same thing.
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    Something I wonder about is an animal's ability to remember like an elephant.

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    Like an elephant? How so.


    Bugging off on the computer. Long suffering already in bed. I am packed all ready to take off for, yet, another week training away from home.

    Still wondering if I should book a flight to attend your Amateur National. Bit sad, the headquarters have only 45 rooms and all booked. As are other suggested motels.
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    Take a dog back to an area where you did pattern blinds - they remember where they are even after a year or longer!

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    I agree. The area of satisfaction. Where does satisfaction start and end??
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    I wonder about memory not being a higher level thinking process, and that maybe a animal's memory can be just as good as a humans or better. If it is just a chemical process an earthworms brain cells can remember just as well as mine.

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    But but but......dogs do not think as humans. They really have no concept.......at the very least....the future.

    But then again, it irks BIG TIME.... how some say their dogs are biddible. What the hell is biddible....do dogs in their kennels ponder, how can I make my owner happy.

    Dogs do what works for them.
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    Aussie, you're not alone. I'm always trying to get down to the dog's level and see the world the way he does. It's very hard to shed 59 years of human baggage in my little head.

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