Dog Behaviour: Instinct vs Science
What differences does Instinctive or Science approach, create?
There are fundamental differences between the Instinctive approach to assessing problem dog behaviour in our pets and the Science approach.
The Science approach to dog behaviour being presented looks to put each type of behaviour into set categories.
With each category having a prescribed protocol to follow.
This approach does not address the cause of the dog behaviour and in some cases even looks at the specifics of why the individual is displaying the behaviour
Then addressing the many cases with pharmaceutical intervention or type description based on the believed mental state of the dog.
Science has brought us forward in so many ways when it comes to understanding the Canine anatomy and also parts of its psychology.
However the instinctive approach to assessing and solving problem dog behaviours recognises that adverse behaviour is a simple a by-product.
These by-products can be affected by the human relationship, environment, and the individual dog’s history.
Recognising that, we need to look at the source not the behaviour.
This type of behavioural approach is far more effective and efficient than the science approach alone.
It is based on the ability to read, understand and listen to the Canine Body Language.
Identifying the breakdown of a functional relationship between human and canine, and then looking to develop efficient and effective practical solutions.
Our instinct is what keeps us alive as a species and is what drives are canine companions.
We just need to learn how to work with mother nature and not against it as that is the true science behind dog behaviour.