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CINOFILA EDUCATION - FOR ALL DOGS

Individual paths

"We are used to thinking of the dog as someone to be managed, to be brought into the world according to our style, correcting him if he is wrong, imposing on him our way of respecting the rules. An individual to be integrated into a society that does not belong to him, passive and tolerated. if it does not cause any disturbance, but there is also another way to live with this very special friend, and it is in sharing.

It is possible, in fact, to teach the dog the rules, habits and rhythms of the environment in which it finds itself, permanently or by chance, then leaving it free choice in the decisions relating to the methods of application.

The world of the dog is mainly made up of smells: it is its references, its cornerstones, the elements that stand out most against the background, to indicate paths, attitudes, decisions to be made. It is therefore inevitable that it lives in a dimension different from the human one, which follows its own laws, but which can find its meeting points with human reality.

By its nature, the dog generally tends to adapt to contexts, to avoid conflicts, to guess what is the best way to be accepted: it is very often our management, which does not take into account, due to superficiality, incapacity or pure ignorance of the natural characteristics of a species different from ours, to create problems of integration and coexistence, which, if left free to move independently, the dog would probably be able to solve without difficulty.

For this reason, choosing to share rather than manage very often is the only possibility we have of living together in harmony "  (Veronica Papa)

 

I find myself very much in the words of Veronica, in fact my "Dog Lessons" take place just like this, in total respect for the individual.

More than "Dog Lessons", these are precisely experiences that have the purpose of understanding what our dog wants to communicate to us; observing the behavior of dogs, how they communicate (with each other and / or with the environment), how they move and use the space around them, we will be able to understand many things and the more we are sensitive to this type of thing, the more we will see a change in our dog.

 

In these experiences we will try to respect as much as possible their natural ways of socialization, without interfering.  

We will let them interact with each other, as autonomously as possible, minimizing our communication (both verbal and non-verbal). We will also pay close attention to how our influence affects that through proxemics, voluntary and non-voluntary movements,  they will charge or lighten the set with energy.

The communication of the dog is very subtle, but it is very effective,  especially when he feels far from the risk of a conflict, therefore also at distances that will appear very large to us.

I also remember that dogs also act on the basis of chemical information, which they collect and analyze through the nasal vomero apparatus (a procedure that requires quite long processing times).

During these experiences we will try above all to respect their distances and timing, also paying close attention to our emotions, as they will influence the behavior both of us and of the dogs present, leading us to make movements that will affect the set.

If you are willing to REALLY understand your dog and if you are willing to see the world from another perspective (his), then this is the path for you!

 

You will see with your own eyes how the relationship and the right communication are the best LEASH to be able to lead you and your dog towards a whole new world, made of mutual discoveries and evolutions!

 

These experiences vary in duration

and they depend a lot on the responses of dogs.

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