The Awesome Dog
Dogs are amazing creatures. They are one of the few animals on earth that truly love to be around us. They are good-natured, dependable and faithful. They are never judgmental, loving and accepting us unconditionally. They let us say anything we want while always listening intently, as if it was the most amazing thing they’ve ever heard. They will never turn their back on you, they are devoted and loyal…….always.
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.” ~ Gene Hill
Dogs Are Good For Your Health!
There is a reason that dogs tour nursing homes and hospitals. Being around them can lower our blood pressure, relieve our stress and anxiety, provide us with companionship when we’re lonely, and make us smile when we’re down. They are great for our cardiovascular health! They get us out walking, jogging, or at the very least throwing a ball.
What People Can’t Do, A Dog Can!
They’re willing to help, and work hard at all types of jobs. They are service dogs, police dogs, sheep herding dogs, rescue dogs, hunting dogs, guard dogs, and military dogs. They can sniff out drugs, illnesses such as cancer, and find missing people. Wow! There’s nothing wrong with a dog………is there?
“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” ~ Roger Caras
The Behavior of Dogs
Okay, so occasionally dogs may not be so perfect. They can be little mischief makers, getting into garbage cans, chewing your possessions, barking excessively, and destroying furniture, rugs, slippers and socks. They can roll in puddles and mud, (and quite a few other awful smelling things), and then expect to come into your clean home. They dig up your flowers, they fight with the neighbors dog, chase rabbits, and take an anti-cat stance against fluffy. They Jump on your guests and your furniture too. And, yes, sadly, some have even been known to eat their own poop (dessert from the cat’s litter box anyone?).
But, like all things in life, there is a reason for everything, and a dog’s behavior is no exception. It’s difficult to dehumanize our dogs as most people think of them as a true member of their family. However, that would be a mistake! The truth is, dogs think very differently than we do. If you’ve always wondered how a dog’s brain works, and why they do the things they do, you’ve come to the right place! Within the pages of this site you will be able to explore tons of articles discussing the behaviors that dogs display, and the reasons behind it. I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to leave any comments!