The Anatomy Of The Hunt, How Dogs And Wolves “Feel” The Energy Of The Moment
Imagine for a moment that you are looking through a microscope at a pack of wild wolves in a meadow.
The wolves seem agitated as they snap and snarl, engaging one another in what most would call dominant/ submissive behavior.
They haven’t eaten in days.
The air is electric with energy, can you feel it?
Like the static electricity that is produced when you rub an air-filled balloon on the rug and then hold it next to your arm..the little hairs rise up,.. the ever so slight change in atmospheric pressure,..you feel the tickle of energy as it moves..attracted to the invisible magnet produced in the balloon.
As the intensity of the energy grows in the group of wolves to a fevered pitch..suddenly the wolf with the highest emotional charge takes off and the pack follows( Usually this would be the wolf that gets the title of Alpha)
So, now let’s imagine for a moment that we can see the color of the energy,.. and hear the sound of that energy that surrounds these wolves ..it may have started out looking light blue in color, as the pre-hunt ritual began..and has a low humming sound like the sound of your computer as it uses the energy stored in its battery.
As the energy ramps up during the pre-hunt ritual, the color and sound of this energy begins to intensify as well, and if you tried to look at this,.. in the moment phenomenon,.. in visual form,.. it might look something like this..
1st phase… (Energy is light blue, hums like a computer, time lapsed ..10 minutes)
During this time there is whining, lip licking, jostling for position, and howls of frustration.
The flow of energy is moderate but the purpose is clear
2nd phase.. (Energy is darker blue, hums like a remote-controlled car..time-lapse 10 mins)
During this time, there is aggressive behavior like biting, and the pinning down of others, as the stress from not eating and the rigors of defending territory comes to the surface, preparing them for what is coming,.characteristic of what most scientists today would call dominance and or submission.( I don’t agree with this explanation, but I will save that discussion for another day.)
The flow of energy gains momentum and purpose as it intensifies
3rd phase.. (Energy is bright blue, hums like a 25,000 watt power line.. time lapse 10 minutes)
During this time the intensity grows until the energy is about to explode and then without notice or command,..
Every wolf in the pack is emotionally charged and ready to hunt
Now let’s take our microscope and move to the valley next to a stream where a herd of Caribou have gathered to rest, graze and tend to their young.,..just a typical day in the life of the caribou.
All animals are able to feel the energy or vibrations of the environment to a greater or lesser degree, so the Caribou know the wolves are coming long before they can see or smell them.
So into this herd of Caribou the wolves trot ..but what the Caribou do is contrary to what you might think they would do..one would think that at the first inkling of the wolves approach the herd would up and run away..but they don’t ..they just lie where they are and do nothing.. their behavior suggests that they are not nervous about the wolves at all.
Why is this?
The wolves seem to not see the herd of Caribou, and take no notice of the numerous calves that have taken refuge inside the massive herd of adults.
The wolves stop and drink from the stream..
The amount of information shared between the caribou and the wolves in one single moment in time is staggering to comprehend,. this communication cannot be heard or seen, it is invisible, can’t be measured or quantified by any scientific instrument.
It is a feeling, that tells the wolves that the herd of caribou are and strong in their resolve to remain energized and grounded.. and will hold the line..they will not run.
They are not afraid of the wolves.
Suddenly.. one wolf stares off into the distance, and though if you looked where he is looking you would not see anything but trees and brush..
But remember we have our microscope..so refocus on the far distant horizon..and suddenly you will see what the wolf can’t see or smell but somehow feels a presence,.. and knows this is it..the thing that has attracted all his emotions..and draws him like a magnet..
A lone Caribou..who’s energy is vibrating in a way that tells the wolves that his energy is breaking down..emotionally speaking..
He is an old Bull who is wounded, and now the wolves have targeted him for the hunt.
To the wolves the energy they feel coming from the Caribou might look like this..
The color of the energy is green but is not constant and highly charged..it wavers and shakes.. and the hum of his energy is more like a sputtering airplane engine as it crashes to the ground.
The bull’s energy is depleted from a wound and the rigors of old age..
The wolves rush in,.. their emotional energy weaves individual wolves into a team, each one feeling his team mates movements, energy, and intentions,.. and it is that collective mind-set that gives them the confidence to take down a prey animal that is 10 times their size and could easily defend itself against them all .
They lay down highly charged.. and stare the caribou in the eyes,.. projecting all the energy, aggression, and stress they have built up onto the caribou,.. until the bull’s energy essentially vibrates so hard that it breaks down and runs..
The wolves move in,.. like a well oiled machine,.. and kill and eat the bull.
Although in today’s society the dog has very little need or opportunity to hunt large game, yet they still practice the art of the hunt in the same manner as their ancestors the wolf,.. as is evidenced by their desire to hunt and chase prey animals, like mice, birds, squirrels, cats, and sometimes deer or moose.
Dogs communicate perfectly with the world, and with us by feeling and plugging into the energy that each living thing gives off.. and are attracted to those things that have the emotional energy that indicates they are prey animals.
So if you want to have reliable control of your dogs behavior,.. and have them be more attracted to you than anything else in their immediate moment, then it is in your best interest to develop your energy into the vibrating energy of the old wounded moose or caribou,..do this and your dog will look to you to resolve his feelings and become the happiest dog in the world.
All the best,