are generally loyal
creatures. My dogs border on goofy
. But I can't help thinking that buried somewhere in there is a mental system
evolved to hunt
, and kill
It explains a lot:
But I've also noticed that they are wired in a particular way. If my dog is following a scent, and comes to a split in the trail, he will sniff left. If he doesn't smell anything he immediately goes down the right-hand path (without a verifying sniff). This seems to be a form of logical abduction that is somehow built-in.
I was wondering if anyone else had other obervations that:
A good place to start would be from the Things we can learn from a dog list.