Wednesday, 20 July 2011

mother dogs teaching their young how to behave

Further to my last post about the book by Professor John Bradshaw, I was particularly interested to read the latest post by Sue, who writes The Portuguese Water Blog.

She relates some stories about a mother dog deliberately teaching her pups to play with certain toys and sticks. I found it interesting, given that Professor Bradshaw says we need to look at how dogs behave in packs and stop thinking they behave as wolves do. The pups in Sue's story are four years old and still living with their mother, so I think it's a most interesting blog.

4 comments:

Hound Girl said...

I read that post on Sue's blog today, it was so heartwarming and fascinating.

Thanks for stopping by - we are back to making our rounds just slowly :)

parlance said...

Hound girl, I think it's lovely to see the pups on Sue's blog growing up in such a rich environment.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love Sue's blog. It's one of our favorites!
Queen Anne's Lace is in our garden - the ones that make it that mom doesn't pull out. It is a weed and it can take over if we're not careful but they are sooooooooo beautiful so a few are allowed to stay :-)

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, thanks for the info on your garden! I love your pictures.