You want your dog to do certain things and may figure that thinking like he or she does may strengthen the bond between you and your dog considering everything he's learned already, such as not to steal food from the table or following the cat or not eating grass on the lawn.
Now you probably have some idea of why your dog does those things. It's interesting to think about and even to research. Your vet might have a few answers for you in that regard. You can also search blogs and forums for answers. You'll likely find quite a few guesses, especially from other dog owners. For answers, I've looked through books on dog behavior and ownership and found a number of reasons or guesses. If you're still befuddled, though, just remember that experts are puzzled as well. We still have a lot to learn about our dogs, but that knowledge will come, eventually.
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