What Does Your Dog Say About You
I am not talking about talking dogs, although that would make an interesting conversation as well. I often wonder what my dogs would say about me if they would talk! Maybe that should be left to a private conversation without children 😉
But, what does your choice of dogs small, medium, large HUGE and your choice of breed or mutt say about you?
I have often marvel at what my dogs say about me….
I have my own opinions of course and some days they vary.
I find it interesting to watch celebrities carry dogs as if they are some sort of outfit ensemble. I frequently wonder if some of these small dogs can walk on their own or carry their own body weight as they seem to live inside a purse, bag, or under someone’s armpit.
Sometimes I even wonder how they get these small dogs to sit still for that long? Don’t they need to play or investigate life and smell the roses occasionally?
I have Belgian Malinois. I think this makes me smart, athletic, and also means I like a challenge because these dogs are thinkers.
Did you know that one year old Belgian Malinois, Mia opened four doors during a house fire to let herself into the basement and hid in a water filled bathtub for 6 HOURS before she was rescued by firefighters? I’d say that is Einstein Dog Smart!
Eva Mendes and Tony Lampert join my ranks.
And, these dogs and Dutch Shepherds (my other loves) are well known in the world of police, secret service and other working dogs!
So what breed do you have?
Terriers are usually always up to a little bit of no good, so watch their owners 😉
Labs and Golden are usually family dogs.
Pitbull and Rottweiler people are usually pretty serious and pretty tough.
Mutts usually belong to someone who is loyal and just wants the company of a dog and the love of any dog! Mutt people are true dog people!
So tell me what breed do you have and why? And, are you a loyal breedist or are you going to mix it up the next time you get a companion?
I have been a professional dog trainer and pet sitter for over 20 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, through the international Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers. I have trained and worked with police, Schutzhund and personal protection dogs. I trained Assistance Dogs in a men’s prison and ran my own nonprofit organization to take adult dogs from shelters and to train them to assist children and adults with disabilities, at no charge to my clients. My nonprofit organization and I were nominated for several awards of merit and even made the front page of the Denver Post. I was a veterinary technician for many years, where I learned about all aspects of health and preventative medicine. I have trained and worked with exotic animals and cheetahs. I introduced a temperament testing program in my local shelter and sat on the board of directors. I volunteered with my dog “Mr. Snitch” and helped local children learn to read. I have attained obedience titles and several blue ribbons. I am constantly in search of ways to continue my education and excellence when it comes to animals, their behavior and their health.