Canine hope for improvement program(CHIP)
The Canine Hope for Improvement Program (CHIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing the public to the concept of a No Kill philosophy by educating people on how to better understand their dogs.
At CHIP, we believe in educating the consumer.
The consumer, in this context, can be the person leaving their dog in the care of a shelter, hoping the dog will find a better home, or the person adopting a dog from the shelter, assuming they will give the dog a better home based on food, sanctuary and medical care, but perhaps underestimating the hormonal side of the dog or the emotional baggage it may carry from previous owners.
To understand the dog, we must think from the concept of nature, not domestication.
Domesticated instincts like not urinating in the house, not chewing on furniture and not barking or being aggressive to other people or animals all represent what comes out of the human mind rather than the dog’s natural instincts.
People do not realize that dogs expect us to think like them.
Dogs don't think that horses think like horses or birds think like birds. They don't have that ability.
Dogs expect us to think like them and humans expect dogs to understand what we want from them, but that's not how dogs are wired.
Humans are supposed to have the ability to think in different ways, so it's up to us to understand the way dogs process information.
We must take that information and to some degree humanize the dog.
We must understand that a dog is created under a system of hierarchy.
We must be able to understand that dogs need a certain amount of tension placed on them.
When three dogs live in a pack, one dog puts pressure on the second dog, while the second dog puts pressure on the third. Number two can live happily this way, because number one won't let him climb and it won't let number three climb.
This is how dogs become balanced .
Humans live with stress in a similar way.
We can see this daily in our work environments.
If we can elevate our lives and thoughts by accepting the way nature has created animals, we can begin to embrace a more organic way of thinking,
This is what CHIP stands for.
We must understand the concept of domestication vs. nature.
In understanding dogs, we can better understand our true self as we scratch and claw our way through life.
In closing: what is dog spelled backwards?
Please support CHIP by making a donation today. Simply click on the link below. CHIP is a non profit 501(c)3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.