Consistency in routines - dogs crave a consistent schedule, which contributes to their overall well-being. The same can be said for humans.
Be eternally optimistic - you’ll always be greeted with a wagging tail when you come home to your four-legged friend. There is something to say about being optimistic, even when the going gets tough.
Don’t lose your sense of playfulness - no matter their age, dogs always seem to be in awe over the simple things. Having a sense of wonder brings joy to your work.
Loyalty - dogs are fiercely loyal companions.
Protect what’s important to you - ever try to steal a toy from a dog? Chances are they didn’t like it, and probably pulled all the stops to protect it.
Be adaptable - dogs can make it work in different households and under various supervision. They just seem to figure it out.
Negotiation - dogs don’t perform tricks for free. Chances are they’ll need to be persuaded with a treat. Despite not being able to verbally communicate, they sure do know how to negotiate using other mannerisms. Effective negotiation is key to get the most from both parties.
Establishing hierarchy - speaking of negotiation, dogs also negotiate among themselves to determine the pecking order and alpha of the group.
Know your role - with the established hierarchy comes a sense of duty to fulfill your role.
You accomplish more working in teams - when dogs work in packs, there’s no stopping them.
DECEMBER 30, 2019