Skip to comments.How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend Video
Posted on 01/26/2007 2:44:05 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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January 25, 2007Though they come in many different sizes and temperaments, all domesticated dogs living today are descended from just a few wild wolves that roamed Asia some 15,000 years ago.
But why, out of all of the animals that humans have domesticated, have dogs become so close to their owners?
Join an anthropologist as he conducts experiments on both wild dogs and down-home pups to figure out why dogs are so good at communicating with humans.
Video by "Wild Chronicles," airing on PBS, made possible by National Geographic Mission Programs and WWF and presented by WLIW New York
The only reason we exist is that paws can't open cans.
Yup and the more you show them you're the pack leader, the more they respect AND love you.
This little guy is going to be very happy.
But you haven't lived until you've experianced a cow licking sweetfeed from your palm. Brings a smile to my face every time!
Then while you are preoccupied, another cow comes up behind you and blows snot on the back of your shirt/coat/jeans.
Working dogs are my favorite. But I LOVE watching this video
"The only reason we exist is that paws can't open cans."
There's more to it than that. My truck has a manual transmission and the dog can only drive an automatic.
I've known LOTS of dogs - that are more intelligent, self sufficient, hard working, reliable, trustworthy and capable of surviving by their own wits --- than most of the folks here in Kalifornicate -- and almost every politician and lawyer.
Also - when I heard that Islamists regard dogs as "unclean" and unwelcome in their homes ---- that sealed the deal as their's being a lunatic and backward cult...
I can to open cans...
Dogs share your life. Cats share space.
That's a little harsh. Those aren't the real world, those are specialties. I'd argue that the real world is the one he does his show in, where most pets are spoiled and most owners don't know how to fix it. While I'm skeptical that some of those dogs and owners are really fixed when he leaves, I certainly am impressed that he himself is a Dog God. I've known one other Dog God in real life, and he trained police dogs. Some people just have a way.
He himself says he doesn't train dogs. He trains idiot owners so they can train their dogs. He simply shows them how to be boss, and how to react in the way a dog will understand. This is not a quick fix. The only way the dogs he sees will continue behaving is if their owners continue consistent training.
Ha....kinda like raising good children.
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