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July 20, 2010



Do pray tell. What authoritative research is the basis for your condesending remarks regarding specis canine? Our dogs are biddable, able to focus and work for their handler.

Gary Robinson

Zero research. Just a speculation.

But I don't think that it in any way precludes a dog's ability to focus and work for their handler. I didn't say they can't focus attention. I speculate that they can't focus attention on things that exist only in their heads. Work is external, as is their handler.

Michael Anderson

I think that advanced planning such as that needed for a herding job to do its job well would require some ability to examine its own thoughts. But I personally don't see anything condescending about your hypothesis. If you haven't seen Border Collies or Aussies herding it's very interesting and frankly amazing.

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