Dogs are not called man’s best friend for nothing. Aside the fact that they are a delight to look upon, they are also sweet creatures that act in ways we can learn from. From how they eat, to how they sleep, to how they relate with their owners, the list is endless. There are a number of remarkable lessons to be learnt from dogs. For the purpose of this article however, 7 compelling lessons would be highlighted and discussed.
- Adaptability: Dogs adapt at a very fast rate. When they are sold or adopted and have new owners, it is only a matter of time before they understand the environment. Although, you still notice that they miss what used to be their former homes. When however, shown intense love and care, they become totally relaxed and in tune with their new home. There is a great deal of lesson to learn from this. When life throws us puzzles tougher than us, let us not forget to make the best of it. Dogs make the best out of their situations by letting go and enjoying the new. We should endeavour as humans to let go of things that continually hurt us while being all embracing to change. When life throws a jab at us, we should learn to see how best we can use the situation to our advantage.
- Staying True To Everything That Means Something: Dogs are one very loyal specie. A dog can go any length to protect its owner from hurt and harm. They want you safe all the time. They probably look out for us more than we look out for them. Loyalty is one of the strongest points of our pet dogs. Let us imbibe this attitude by being there for our loved ones when they need us. We should be true to people who loves us and be always there for them.
- Leave Worries Aside: Humans worry too much. A thing dogs never do. You see them always at ease with themselves. Never holding unto undue weights. Too often, we allow worries still our joy. We are in one activity but lost to the anguish of another. It is needless worrying about a situation you cannot as much as change. Let go of your many worries and be happy.
- Sniff It In; Enjoy Moments: Dogs are momentary creatures. They enjoy every moment and are fully immersed in it. The times they were sad doesn’t matter. The times you totally lost track of your grooming routine with them doesn’t count. What counts is the present moment. When it is playtime, you see them in all their strength and vigour, chattering away. When it is time for some quiet, you see them all calm and cool. When going for a walk or a car ride, they look all dunked in the moment giving not a single care on where they are headed. This is worth inculcating. We should learn to live each moment at a time.
- Be Proud of Who You Are: Dogs accept their individualities. You don’t see them acting like they are not comfortable with themselves. When with other breeds, they relate perfectly and are so happy to be in the midst of their kind, amidst their distinctions. This is one key to happiness. Be proud of who you are by accepting all of you in totality. Embrace your person and never feel less or intimidated. With the entirety of your being, accept who you are.
- Let It Go: Humans are good at keeping grudges. A thing you’ll never find your pet dog doing. Even if you skipped his or her meal, at the sight of you, they’ll still react. Probably with a wag of tail or by circling around you or by any means your dog shows affection. You don’t see them acting all reclusive because you didn’t keep to a routine. We should learn to forgive easily and move on. Keeping grudges has never helped anyone. Instead, It steals our joy and leaves us moody.
- Let People You Care About Know Exactly How You Feel: Pet dogs are never weary of showing to their owners just how much they love and appreciate them. Sometimes, they are all over you and you just have to scream their names to give you some space.