Will I Ever Be The Person My Dog Thinks I Am?
For Dog Lovers
If you have ever owned a dog, you know exactly what this title means. I am the owner of two dogs, a black lab and a sheltie. The sheltie is more of a business man and the lab is forever young, even though they are both thirteen.You would think after this many years, they would see me for the very imperfect person that I am….but no. Wagging tails always greet me at the door, loving licks are always available at my request and somehow they know when to approach and when I am busy or pre-occupied.They also ALWAYS let me know when it is time for dinner!
When dealing with a serious illness a few years ago, I was not very attentive to my buddies' needs. Not once did they have an accident in the house, not once did they leave my side and not once did they whine or complain from lack of attention. How does an animal know such things? Is there a different scent to a sick person possibly? Their tremendous sense of smell alone makes them invaluable for many services. Did you know they have even been used to detect illness?Here is a great example of a dog’s instinct. http://youtu.be/H6E3EBAVL1g
Animals also have the wonderful ability to live in the moment. They can’t worry about things yet to come or fret about the past-what a great way to go through life! My boys are old now and have issues that require my attention.Of course they simply get up and deal with whatever life brings them each day.We have shared many years bringing each other happiness and now it is my turn to show them the same kind of understanding and patience they have shown me. I shall rise to the occasion!
One of my favorite trainers is Cesar Millan. He is a fabulous trainer because he understands the nature of a dog and works within its understanding and intelligence. I have noticed that many times a dog’s behavior problems start with its owner. While reading about Cesar’s theories, he remarked-“I was realizing that I would need to train owners and rehabilitate, fulfill, or balance their dogs.” I knew then why he is called a “Dog Whisperer”. He also agrees that a dog uses its intuition when relating to humans. Here is a great example: http://www.cesarsway.com/dogbehavior/basics/A-Dogs-Intuition-about-Their-Owner
For as long as I can remember, animals have been one of my loves.Their loyalty is heartwarming and their love is unconditional. Who could ask for more! If you have a dog, you have a true friend. Now, if you are an awesome owner who always thinks of his/her pet first, knows its nature instinctively, and are totally loyal and non- judging towards it, then you may just deserve your dog!
A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. “I can hardly believe my eyes!” he exclaimed. “That’s the smartest dog I’ve ever seen.” “Nah, he’s not so smart,” the friend replied. “I’ve beaten him three games out of five.”