Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Why Do My Humans Act that Way
My owner mom got a book from the library. It said that Arrow 's breed (Australian Terrier) was very smart!! Humans will write anything about dogs. Shows how dumb they are.
The author divides dogs into categories:
Companion, Sight Hound, Vermin Hunter, Guard, Scent Hound, Herding, Setter, etc. Can't you be a Sight Hound and a Companion? A Vermin Hunter (yuk) and a Guard?
Then he rates breeds for:
Dominance/Territorial- Aggressive. Assertive. Possessive.
Intelligence/Learning Ability- Openness. Learns easily. Problem Solver.
Emotional Reactivity- How quickly moods change. Stable or Neurotic
Sociability- Friendly or Shy
Energy- Extrovert (high energy) or Introvert (low)
They have 4 ratings-- very high, moderately high, moderately low and very low.
Arrow (the vermin hunter) is moderately low on dominance. True. I dominate him.
Very high on intelligence. Is it intelligent to run out of the house like a nut? Not come when called?
Moderately low on emotional reactivity. It's pretty neurotic to yap and bark all the time.
Moderately low on Friendliness. He's totally in love with everyone and every thing.
Moderately high on energy. Too high if you ask me.
Now I'll rate my humans.
First the bearded one. I'd call him a Companion breed and a Setter. (Sets around a lot)
Dominance- None. I totally control him and whatever he is eating.
Intelligence- Low. Smart at work. Dumb at home.
Emotions- Very high. He loves kisses. Even when he's driving.
Sociability- Pretty low. Except when it comes to me!
Energy- Hard to say. He sits on the couch a lot but has a lot of energy for belly rubs.
My owner mom. A cross between a Herder and a Retriever. (Pushes you around but gets your toys from under the couch.)
Dominance- Moderate. She's bossy and likes to yank the leash.
Intelligence- Low. Not much of a problem solver. Just look at Arrow.
Emotions- Lots of mood changes. Depending on the condition of the upstairs carpet.
Sociability- Too friendly. Talks a lot when she should be paying attention to moi.
Energy- Variable. High in the morning-- none left by the end of the day.
What about your humans? How would you rate them?
Posted by Deefor at 7:48 PM