We dog lovers have it hard sometimes. We get wrapped up in loving our animals so much we forget about the little things. Dogs are interesting because they are lovable, wonderful creatures filled with fascinating facts. We all think dogs learn from us but believe it or not we learn a lot from them too. Here are 10 facts all dog lovers should never, ever forget.
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- A dog’s life is extremely short
Although dog owners hate to admit this, dogs don’t live very long. They also say, the bigger the dog, the shorter the life. It’s a tragic piece of information. That’s why it’s very important to appreciate your beloved animal every day! When your dog is being annoying, remember this fact, apologize and give them a big hug.
- Dogs love you no matter what
No matter how much weight you’ve gained, how bad your breath smells in the morning or if you’re unemployed and broke, your dog will always love you. That’s one of the sweetest things about dogs, they never judge.
- Dogs are sensitive creatures
Our dogs may sometimes appear to be tough but they are sensitive delicate creatures on the inside. Dogs are known to have easily upset stomachs, sensitive hearing, sensitivity to human energies and behaviors and may appear anxious if moving locations or traveling. Think of your dog as your neurotic grandmother but, cuter.
- They want to feel loved
Our dogs are on a mission and the mission is to find love. Honestly, all dogs really want in this lifetime is companionship and love. Have you ever seen a dog that’s never been given any love or support? It’s heartbreaking. Don’t be like that and give your dog endless love. They will appreciate it more than you know.
- They always reduce stress
Dogs are stress relievers and it’s proven. If you are a highly anxious person it is encouraged to get a dog, especially a calm dog. Scientists believe dogs have a calm and healing nature. That’s why so many of them make great service dogs.
- Dogs look to you for help
Our dogs are pack animals. That means they are looking for a pack and that pack is with you. Your dog should know you are the pack leader by now (although many don’t) and will always protect him/her. If your dog looks worried or anxious it’s your job to step up and help. That’s what being a good dog parent is all about.
- Dogs should always have exercise
I know it’s easier to sit on the couch and lounge before and after work, but our dogs need that morning and evening walk. It’s vital for their health and it will make their days longer and brighter. You will probably benefit from the added exercise too.
- Dogs feel guilt, so don’t be too hard on them
I know the guilty dog face is possibly the cutest thing on earth, but our dogs don’t like it! They are feeling guilty and that’s really not a good feeling for anyone. If your dog is a bad dog, discipline is important, but not too much. They will learn their lesson with small behavioral changes and extra treats here and there. Don’t go overboard.