Csanyl research group conducts very interesting studies on behavior, canine cognizant abilities and how dogs and wolves are different.
Things are possible with every dog, if the owner follows the holistic three-part philosophy of Leadership Relationship; Training and Practice and Purposeful Teamwork and Interactions.
The third part (Natural) is to tap into the dog’s instincts; in other words create opportunities for the dog to live his nature. Living his nature doesn’t mean free for all, but structured teamwork that allows the dog to do things important to him.
When I was a manager of a large team, I used "Soar with Your Strengths" as a guide... it works with people and with dogs... just takes building a relationship to determine what those strengths are..but so rewarding when you see amazing results.
These folks know how to train dogs! To learn more about each dog check out www.kutyasuli.hu The Mirror method consists of three, equally important, parts: relationship – training – natural for the dog interactions. The method called Mirror Method.
They say that the dog reflects the behavior and personality of the
owner, and in order to change the dog’s behavior, one has to make
changes in his own first. Wise words.
Some parents should take note. Wish I had them to help with my Christmas Decorations!
There is great stuff coming from Hungary. Csanyl’s book “If Dogs Could Talk”.
Csanyl is a companion dog owner, and the head of the Ethology
Department at the University of Budapest. In his book he wonderfully
fuses science and relationship.
This sweet little dog, Rascal was adopted Jan 6, 2009 by Mary Lou and he's almost 3 years old. He was attacked by a coyote on November 5, 2009 in the Mt Helix Area (CA).
His Mom, Mary Lou, was in North Carolina on vacation and got a call at 1AM on November 6th that Rascal had been attacked and was in pretty bad shape at the emergency hospital.
The coyote had jumped a 6 ft fence to get into the yard. Rascals' friend,Lucy, a miniature schnauzer, was with him and they think her barking probably created enough of a diversion that Rascal was able to escape the coyote and run up the hill through the dogie door into the laundry room.
The neighbor & friend who was pet sitting Rascal was gone for about an hour and when she got home she heard her dog crying and found both of them in the laundry room, Rascal covered n blood and Lucy right next to him crying.
They rushed Rascal to pet emergency hospital where it was determined that he had no organ or internal damage but was missing most of the skin from his shoulders down most of his back. He was in intensive care for 5 days, bandaged for three weeks and then they were able to pull the skin together enough to stable it shut. Total number of staples is guessed to be at least 30-40.
Except for the scarring Rascal is doing fine, cheerful and the sweetest disposition... not jumpy or frighten and amazingly friendly little dog.
Mary Lou hosted our annual Christmas Party and Rascal loved the doorbell, waiting each time it rang to see who was coming and if they brought gifts... he had his little Santa sweater on and was just adorable. Clearly this is a brave little dog and his Mom adores him giving him amazing love and medical care, loving him back to health. She asked me for a photo of the two of them and the lighting was low and lots of activity but I was able to capture enough to make a Cass Creation for her for the holiday season.
A heartwarming story... two true survivors... one survived cancer (a few times) and one survived a brutal attack of a coyote probably three times his size! You got to believe God sometimes brings together two beautiful hearts for a reason, as season or a lifetime!
Learn more about coyote encounters in Southern CA and be aware that these are beautiful animals but they are wild and they are pack animals, not pets. Also in nearby area as above story, four coyotes jumped a fence and attacked a Pitt Bull; He was not as lucky as Rascal, the Pitt Bull did not survive.