We asked our members “Why do you love your dog?” and here is what Michelle and Sharon P. had to say.
I love my dog because he teaches me about human nature! Everything you see in dogs, and the approaches you take to interacting with them and training them can be applied in various forms to your human relationships, too.
I had to retire a number of years ago for medical reasons. At the moment, I have two Shetland Sheepdogs, Tyler and Sky. They are not only canine companions but they are Service Dogs as well. Tyler at 11 years old is my current Service Dog and Sky at 3 years old is learning to take over the job from Tyler. I don’t know what I would do without their help, especially getting the clothes out of the dryer when I’m having a bad day and can’t bend to do it. I love my dogs because:
- they give unconditional love
- they love to do everything and days when I can’t get out of bed, they are just as happy to lie on the bed all day beside me
- they give me the sense of still being able to do a few “normal” things such as train dogs.