He waited weeks for his owner to return. Have you ever wondered why dogs do that?
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A canine behavior expert has a possible explanation.
"Well some dogs are known to wait weeks and weeks," said canine behavior consultant Trish King.
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After the fire, his brother Miguel turned up in a shelter miles away, but Madison stayed close to the burned property.
King said that behavior fits the Anatolian shepherd. "This particular breed is about making sure that what is theirs stays theirs and that they are there to protect it."
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But it's more complex.
For both humans and dogs, the loss of a home to a fire is traumatic. While we feel the same emotions, humans tend to analyze them while dogs live in the moment.
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"In this case, the dog is going to go to its home, recognize some of the stuff around the home and, because the people were obviously wonderful people who loved him or her, they will stay there and wait," King said.
Madison also had another reason for sticking around. Sheila Solvin, who rescued his brother, went regularly to the burned lot and left food.
That made all the difference.
"By the grace, we made it," said Madison's owner, Andrea Gaylord.
Here is more insight into why Madison stayed to guard his home.
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