“Almost all dogs are born naturally balanced. If they live as they do in nature-in stable packs-they spend their days in peace and fulfillment.
If any dog in a pack becomes unstable, that dog will be forced to leave the pack or will be taken out by the other pack members……
It sounds harsh, but it is nature’s way of ensuring that the pack survive and continue for future generations. When humans adopt dogs and bring them into our lives and homes, most of the time we have the dogs best interests at heart. We try to give them what it is we think they need.
The problem is that we are making assumptions based not on what canines need but on what humans need. By humanizing dogs, we damage them psychologically. “
“When we humanize dogs, we create what I call “issues”-which are pretty much the same things a human psychiatrist calls “issues” when referring to his patients’ problems.
“Issues” are negative adaptations in dealing with the world. As human beings, our issues range far and wide and can be as simple as a fear of spiders or as complex as obsessive-compulsive disorder.For dogs, issues are much simpler. But like human issues, dog issues are caused by an imbalance. “