I have decided my dogs need threat assessment training. They treat everything as if it is an extreme threat to their property or family. The dogs truly believe:
- A child riding a bike is a DEFCON 5 event
- A bird flying overhead is a DEFCON 5 event
- A leaf blowing in the wind is a DEFON 5 event
- A rabbit in the yard is a DEFCON 5 event
If only I could teach them how to assess a potential threat. Then a rabbit might be treated as a DEFCON 1 event and we can save DEFCON 5 reactions for something really big, like a grizzly bear.