5 thoughts on “Top 10 Things You Can Learn About Love From A Dog

  • February 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t know, my pup’s pretty promiscuous! (He loves attention from everybody).
    A list of sweet reminders about how we manage to waste precious time by our focus on the small stuff with people we love.

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  • February 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Depends on the dog… happen to live with a dog who thinks she’s a queen. That whole joke about dogs having owners and cats having staff? She treats us like staff. And if we don’t do what she wants, she will pee on the floor right in front of you in contempt. And this is not an abused dog, always well loved and treated.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      en As an animal behaviorist, I can assure you that your dog is not “peeing on the floor right in front of you in contempt.” Dogs do not possess the cognitive ability to form complex social emotions like retaliatory anger or timed reprisals. Have you taken the time to train your dog? Do you pay attention to his body language? He may have tried to tell you he needed to go out, and you tailed to notice in time; or you may have “trained” him by rubbing his nose in messes, causing him to develop fearfulness around you. What tone of voice do you use when talking to him? Do you punish him harshly for this “contemptuous” peeing behavior? It sounds like you may have unresolved issues to work out in your relationship with your dog. It may even be that you have inadvertently “trained” this supposed imperious behavior by allowing too many privileges before he was ready. A qualified professional dog trainer could easily help you to clear up any behavioral issues with your dog in a relatively short period of time. It’s rarely the dog’s fault when this kind of issue arises. Please don’t be so quick to blame him for things he isn’t even capable of by assigning human emotions/motives to what most likely are caused by his lack of understanding.

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  • February 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This is just lovely! thank you for making me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy!

    Trudy

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  • September 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    This brightened my day…just going out for an extended play and walk with my best friend “Aphrodite”..my Bernese/Newfoundland.

    Everyone needs some dog love and every dog needs some human love..

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