People and Dogs
Dog ownership is a very big responsibility, because they need a lot of care and when you give this to a dog, you will gain more benefits. It is an individualized process to look for the right companion pet. Every person is unique and has different needs and desire. The same can be said for every breed that is out there. There are many stories about the origin of this domesticated animal but its purposes have been utilized all over the world. Dogs can be used for working or helping man to do certain tasks and they can also be had as a companion or treated as a pet.
Both utilities though includes companionship, one as an alliance while the other as a social affiliation. Since dogs are very reliable as a companion, there is a bond formed with his master and this relationship is sort of a mutual one. This bond however is the reason why an owner can gain a lot of benefits. Companionship with a dog carries it with a positional attitude and the owner benefits from being able to be in charge of his dog. When you are in charge, this means that you are also responsible for his care. When it is hungry, you feed it. When it want to relieve, you bring it out. When your dog becomes restless, you exercise and play with him. When it is sick, you bring it to the vet. But you gain a lot in return like his loyalty, devotion and trust but these you are not entitled to these things if you don’t care for your dog. You can see many dog owners today who treat their dogs as human and they have a relationship that can be compared with what one has with his best friend.
There is one area in having a dog companion which is somewhat neglected by many dog owners and that is the area of training their dogs. Dogs are not like humans, they don’t think like us, but what they do is to respond to patterns that we show them and they are very sensitive to these cues that is why most people think that they have cognitive abilities. Simply put, you cannot teach dogs the way you teach a child, it just does not work that way.
The reason why you need to train them though offers several benefits. Training can save a dog’s life. In order to have voice control over your dog, you should spend time working with them with commands. If you can get back your dog to you with works it could spare his life. If your dog is trained manners, you can bring them anywhere without getting into an embarrassing situation or without getting injured. Training allows you to understand them better.