By C. A. Newsome
Artist Lia Anderson loves to begin on a daily basis with a visit to the Mount ethereal puppy Park along with her rescues. Then her boyfriend's physique turns up, bringing the eye of Detective Peter Dourson. Lia struggles with grief and her becoming appeal to the good-looking detective whereas Dourson suspects all isn't because it turns out with the tightly knit workforce of park regulars. As Dourson's research uncovers well-kept secrets and techniques, a killer lurks within the guise of a chum.
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When the first marine animal lumbered or lurched onto dry land, its selective advantage was the behavioral fact that it could use some (already evolved) property of its shape and structure to move in a particular way. It follows from this way of thinking that ethologists focus their inquiry on the observation, measurement, and explanation of inherited behavioral patterns. Sometimes these have been called innate behaviors, or instincts. Neither term is much in vogue these days. “Instinct,” in particular, has a whiff of the Victorian about it.
PHOTO BY LORNA COPPING E R . dog, a species with which humans have coexisted closely for better than eight thousand years. They may be as ordinary and familiar a critter as they come, all one billion of them, and we may often see them through an anthropomorphic and sentimental lens. But, in fact, dogs are a great model for illuminating the general scientific principles that explain what animals—and ethologists—do. Konrad Lorenz (1903–89) was one of the founders of the modern field of scientific ethology (fig.
Their prowess (in collaboration with a canny shepherd) is legendary, and if you’ve ever watched a highly competitive sheep-dog trial you’ll appreciate the apparent skill and responsiveness to human command that it seems to require. What suits them to this job and style of work? Is it a product of painstaking training? Is it due to their native intelligence (they’re sometimes regarded as among the “smartest” of dogs)? Or is their ability an intrinsic behavioral characteristic of the breed? As we began our study of livestock-guarding dogs, we were frequently asked if these dogs could also be trained for the job of herding and work like Border collies.
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