I make no secret of the fact that I like dogs more than I like people. If I “had” to like people, I would like dog owners the best. That is because dog owners, like me, love dogs. We want to do what is best for our furry best friends. There is an implacable bond and love between our dogs and ourselves.
No matter what my dogs do, I still love them and only want the best for them. I also want to let the world, or at least everyone that my dogs come into contact with, to love them too.
In order to make this happen, I need to be a responsible dog owner. I need to understand how my dogs react to external stimuli and how I must maintain a proper level of safety and security for my dogs and everyone around them. “Stuff happens”, and I must be prepared to act and resolve.
I must also understand that many people may not have the same comfort level around dogs that I retain. Even though I may be in a situation where I am fine and my dogs are calm, others may not be enjoying the same experience. Strangers may unexpectedly react to some harmless movement by myself or my dogs and my dogs may misinterpret the stranger’s intentions.
I cannot blame others for my dogs’ actions. Other people aren’t dogs; they don’t know what they are doing. I am a dog owner, and I should know my dogs and properly direct them.
Robin and I have a great dog training article that lists some of the top rules you should maintain to protect and guide your dogs while having them be great members of the community. Please read our dog training article titled “How Can I Be a Responsible Dog Owner”.