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Must an American Dog have a Higher Purpose?


I love dogs in general, but I have never had one. I just watched a dog show and a guest (a person who seemed to be knowledgeable about dogs if not a professional and a foreigner judging by his remark) said: "No offense, but your American dogs are bored. That is why they do something reproachable. A DOG MUST HAVE A PURPOSE. Every dog must be trained in search and rescue, even if the only thing he is rescuing are your socks". What do you think?

 

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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    Thank you, SidKemp, I would go crazy in a cage, too. I was always against having pets when an owner spends his life at work and only comes home to sleep. A dog is not a toy.


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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    I was a member of the University Sports Team for three years (training 5 days a week for a few hours), it was my depression that made me leave eventually and I loved the sport. I wish depression was that simple to treat. Some dogs are prone to it.


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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    "The Higher Purpose" is my own construct, the guest speaker just said "purpose". Maybe I wanted a distinction between the animals that are not pets and pets. Dogs became much more than just animals. I agree with you.


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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    That is a very inspiring story! We just have a better opportunity to observe pets, but all animals have their own personalities. I was amazed to read that monkeys will save birds that fall in water and treat their mentally ill members with kindness

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    As I see it, "companion" is a purpose. It's a purpose for nurses, home health care workers, and psychologists. So maybe companion dogs are the emotional support team of the pet world!