Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend

I’ve read this somewhere, “Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”
And I liked it – I thought it was funny.

But there are dog owners that can certainly use some training.
Especially in these two areas:

Anti-Barking devices
Some dog owners use electronic collars to shock their dogs into silence when they bark.  Normal daytime barking should not be punished. It is cruel. Dogs bark – that’s what they do! Plus, dogs think it’s their job to protect us. They bark to alert us anytime someone is approaching. They shouldn’t be punished for doing their job.

Dogs love going out for walks. And the good news – walking is also a great exercise for us. So if you have a dog, take it out for walks. It’s good for both of you!

A dog who is exercised will usually behave better in the house, and may bark less, too.  Some barking is out of boredom.

Please don’t just leave the poor creature in the back yard then get mad at him because he barks at the other dogs walking by.
(He is probably barking to the other dogs, “How did you get so lucky to find your owner?”

I’m a firm believer in, “When you know better, you do better.” To those of you that know better, do teach others when necessary. But always use a GENTLE approach to nudge them in the right direction.

For those of you who love your dogs and treat them well – I’ll share with you a quote by Mark Twain, “Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

Be well. Share this with friends. Come back and visit.
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/Comments/in Pets R Family/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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