Dogs love the attention, and they love receiving it. This can be a huge problem, as most dogs crave and need frequent attention in order to stay happy, healthy, and active. A dog with basic needs (food, water, shelter) can become depressed if they are unable to get these needs met. As a result, they may become moody and aggressive. This is not the only reason that dog misbehaves, but it is one of the more common. If you own a dog and your significant other is bringing one or more dogs into your home, then it may be time to examine whether or not your relationship is really based on love or if you are simply using your pets for company.
Dogs are not able to communicate with us in the same way that we can. Many of us buy our pets a cute little plush toy as a reward for obeying our commands, but this is not the best way to deal with dogs. For example, dogs have been known to respond very well to treats that mimic food. If you feed your pet toy mice or rats instead of pet food, then it is very likely that your pet will begin to respond to the rodents, as they will have learned to associate the treats with a particular event in their life.
This is not to say that people cannot fall in love with dogs. People do! It is just that, in many cases, this relationship between dog and human is much more complicated than that between a cat or a dog. Some people enjoy having cats around. Then again, some people find dogs irritating and repulsive.
Owning pets can also be a wonderful learning experience. As a puppy, I was homeschooled by my mother and taught primarily by books. As a child grew, my interests in the world grew as well. In high school, we had many extracurricular activities, many of which were related to learning and the environment. Our science teacher had a dog who loved to walk us around, much to the enjoyment of all of us. As our friends started getting older, we also began attending more after-school functions where we learned more about each other.
While many people find their pet’s incredibly relaxing and soothing companions, there are some people who enjoy dogs for much more practical reasons. Owning pets can be a great way to spend time with your children. Many dogs make fantastic walking buddies and can relieve tension when you need to study for an exam or have a late night class. Dogs can even act as guardians for your younger children, protecting them from potential danger.
Owning a dog also allows you the luxury of being able to build your own bond with your dog. In fact, it is so much easier to be alone with a dog than it is with someone. With dogs, you do not have to constantly question whether or not they are safe. You simply know that they are and that gives you peace of mind.
Owning pets also allows you to feel closer to your animal friend. The bond you develop with your pet can provide for long-lasting friendships. Even if you have different bedrooms and work areas, dogs prefer to sleep in your bed. This helps give your dog a sense of belonging and loyalty. Although dogs love to be pampered, having the ability to be pampered by your pet will leave you feeling more confident and secure in your relationship.
Finally, owning pets is a great way to save money. When you are ready to buy a new pet, you can shop around until you find the best price. There are many local animal shelters that accept pets for adoption. If you do not have a pet at home and are looking to make an investment, consider adopting a dog. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much you will end up saving.