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Whose dog is it anyway?

Aug 16, 2008
The sky is dreary and it is raining cats and dogs at seven o'clock in the morning while you stand outside with your family's dog so he can do what he needs to take care of. Plastic bag in one of your hands and the leash is in another - you meander along slowly while the cold rain continues to pound on your neck. It doesn't seem to bother your dog though as he appears to be enjoying the scent!

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Your dog does not focus on what humans say - it is what they do that matters as well as how they say things. Just because someone claims to be the dog's owner it doesn't necessarily mean it's true to him.

Often, the dog will bond with whoever takes the most care of him. He will see who cleans up his messes and who gets up in the early morning hours to let him outside. He will also notice who feeds him.

Dogs see who grooms them and who takes time for them.

Keep this in mind if you are getting a dog as a pet for your child - the dog is not going to bond with the child if you feed and groom and spend time with him but instead he will think you are his owner.

Remember the story of Lassie and his boy? They were inseparable. Just like owner and dog should be. If your child is not going to take the time to bond with his pet, his pet is not going to take the time to bond with him!

If your child simply tolerates the dog it is all the dog will do for him! So make sure everybody is willing to put their time in to caring for him.
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