Culture Clash Essay

1648 Words Apr 26th, 2007 7 Pages
Jaclyn Dignan
Culture Clash Paper
2/1/07

The one thing that humans have a hard time understanding is that animals do not think like humans at all. Their mentality is living off of food, shelter, and sex. Culture Clash really helped me realize just how confusing an animal's behavior really is. It's not impossible to get to an animal's level of behavior using Pavlov's operant and classical conditioning, which is fascinating. A few of the more confusing things that I have come across are how to actually understand how the animal, in certain situations, is feeling. It's hard to have an animal cooperate with what you're trying to achieve when you yourself cannot understand the behavior that that animal is showing. When brainstorming for this
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The dogs are always kept outside and bark and bark and bark. From the looks of it they are not very loved which is a very upsetting thing to see. Watching movies have also given me a bad perception on certain breeds of dogs. The Sandlot is one movie that has always made me afraid to be around big dogs. To this day being around big dogs has always made me nervous. The thing that's so funny is that if a Chihuahua were bigger than it was, it could also be a very vicious dog. The size doesn't necessarily matter. If the dog is vicious then it's going to be vicious no matter what size. Sandlot gave me the impression that this huge dog was a man-eater and killed kids. Having that type of entertainment in a movie is very scary to a little kid and very deceiving. I feel that it all depends on how the animal is brought up and taught. It doesn't matter what breed it is. Some breeds are thought to be dangerous such as pit bulls and hoteliers when really the only thing is the way they are trained. One day I was watching Rob & Big on MTV and they had just gotten an American Bulldog puppy. The puppy had been doing the outside duties inside the house and Rob and Big were trying to figure out why he was doing this. Well they ended calling up a pet psychologist who they thought could get inside "Meaty's" head and help him to stop going to the bathroom in the house. At first I thought the pet psychologist would just help train the dog, but it ended up turning out that she
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