Autism is a subject that elicits strong emotions in many people, particularly those who have seen a loved one struggle with the tragic condition. Making matters worse, the medical community does not y...
Really interesting, never though about it, but now going back to my course on animal emotions and links to neurosciences, I can understand it. I'll share it with my fellow students if you allow it
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!
I found the article interesting but I don't know if it was just me but I didn't find the video useful. To me it showed a dog trying to tip over their food bowl, then trying to move the plastic tub that was stopping them tipping their bowl over. Logan used to nudge his food like that when he was younger (one of the reasons he has his food in an bowl on a stand - but that opens up another topic), and although he suffers with some issues, I wouldn't call him autistic and he grew out of that phase when he matured.
Others have said that their Picards also exhibit this food nudging behaviour too, and suggestions have been made that they are trying to hide it for later - like our old lab used to do, in a different way, burying bones in the garden only to unearth them months later.
Plus if autistic dogs typically don't like loud noise, then why on earth is the dogs food and bed in a room with two giant washing machines!! The sound of them going off all the time would be enough to drive anyone insane and cause more anxiety and suffering to an autistic dog!
Good points Sue one of the first things they tell you to look for with behavioural cases is not try to guess what you think is happening but what are you actually seeing. I saw a dog trying to bury its food so agree the video didn't help much.
I agree the video did not seem a good example of the behaviours described in the article. I do think it is interesting to consider that dogs could be affected by autism though.
I just looked at the video again Sonja and agree doesn't match the behaviours described at all.
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