Helping YOU to be your dog's best friend!

Understanding Dogs

IF YOUR DOG COULD TALK - THIS IS WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD SAY TO YOU …

  • My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful, so please make some time for me every day. Take me with you if it’s safe and fun!
  • Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment
    - I HAVE ONLY YOU!
  • Please give me time to understand what you want of me. The only way I can learn is if you teach me with patience and kindness.
  • Place your trust in me - it is crucial for my well -being.
  • Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your tone of voice when you speak nicely to me. I love hearing you!
  • I have feelings just like you; please do not give up on me and treat me like a disposable object.
  • Please do not hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite and hurt you because I love you.
  • Before you scold me for being uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting healthy food, not enough exercise, I haven't been taught yet, or my heart may be getting old and weak.
  • Take care of me when I get old. You too, will grow old and I will be there for you.
  • Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or "Let it happen in my absence". Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you!



Don't assume that your dog sees things the way you do