5 incredible life lessons your dog can teach you
They may not be able to talk or communicate verbally, but man’s best friend might also be man’s greatest teacher. If you pay enough attention you might just learn a thing or two from your dog.
There are so many valuable lessons dogs can teach us; here are some of our favorites:
- Live in the moment
One of the most important lessons our dogs can teach us is to live in the moment. Whether they are playing with a ball or chewing a bone, dogs live for the present moment. This wonderful display of contentment should teach us that it does not help to be worried about the future or ponder on the past. Allow yourself to stop and smell the roses, to breathe and take in your surroundings, and if you’re really bold, make like your dog and stick your head out of the car window.
- Be Loyal
Dogs are among the most loyal animals on the planets. Any dog owner will tell you that their furry friend would do almost anything for them. They also don’t need hundreds of different owners, they only need one – you. This loyal characteristic makes them easily loveable. Likewise, we can learn to be loyal to the people who we love; it will only make all of your relationships stronger.
- Stay Active
Dogs love to run, jump, and play. They love to go for walks, chase the mailman and run after cars. This, coupled with a healthy diet, keeps them in tip-top shape. The importance of exercise is vital if you want to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Find some time to go for a run, and take your furry friend along with you.
- Avoid biting when growling will do.
It’s not a face we are particularly fond of, but when your pet feels threatened, its instinct is to growl at whatever that is putting it in a state of fear/danger. It’s only until the very last moment that your pet may choose to bite, and if your pet does growl at you, being stern with it is the best way to avoid this behavior from happening in the future.
- Show compassion
Dogs are the most compassionate house pets you’ll find; they have kind, gentle souls that are full of love. Usually, your dog is the first to comfort you when you’re sad or suffering with a bad case of the blues. They are always ready to show love, and you should be too – they world needs more of it.