I'm on the hunt for his books now, and won't stop until I find them! Speaking of, does anyone have a copy of any of them? That'd be amazing luck. I'm extremely interested in this though, as it sounds actually engaging for the dog and owner. It's not forcing the dog to do something because it's scared, or hoping it'll do it for treats. It's communication. Not sure if it could be applied to all breeds of dog though, because GSDs as we all know were crossed with wolves back in the day, which are extremely intelligent. Many dog breeds are similarly intelligent, but I'm not sure. -shrug- One way to find out!It comes as a small shock to realize a dog is thinking along with the rest of the humans in a room. Eisenmann asked London what was used to open the door. The dog moved over and reached up and twisted the knob with his teeth. ‘No, what do we open it with if it is locked?’ he asked.
The dog walked around the kitchen, found the keys on the sink, picked them up, and gave them to Mr. Eisenmann. As the interview continued, the dogs lay quietly on the floor, eyes closed. Eisenmann was explaining that it was unfair to the dogs to ask them to do things they knew could cause them harm.
He gave for an example asking London to take the coffee pot off the stove if it were hot. The dog would immediately know if it were hot and the awkwardness of trying to pick it up with his teeth. ‘Are these dogs listening to what we are saying?’ I asked suddenly. ‘Certainly, ‘said Eisenmann. ‘London,’ he called. The dog got up and came over. ‘What were we talking about?’ he asked. London put his face on my knee. ‘No, before that,’ London looked up at the stove and stood up on his hind legs and picked up the coffee pot with his teeth...
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