What Is Love?
Love is not holding hands and kissing any more than love is giving a dog affection.
Love is selfless. It’s understanding what the other person (in this case dog) needs to be fulfilled and content. It’s taking the time to understand them.
We typically GIVE love the way we want to RECEIVE love. That’s why our dogs are a mess. They’d rather receive your leadership (direction and protection). They’d rather be clear on what’s expected. They’d rather be honored as canis lupus familiaris.
They’d rather have a calm, peaceful, safe home where they can contribute, play, and rest. But instead they get awesome food, expensive beds, cute collars, treats for no reason, and constant affection. Which is why America is full of overweight, imbalanced, miserable dogs. Our dogs should not be here for us (although they always will be). We should be here for our dogs. They are here WITH us.. not FOR us. How are you “loving” your dog?