11 Life Lessons Dogs Teach Us Best


Dogs can teach us about some of the most important things in life. Here are just a few examples:

1. Anything is accomplishable with the right treat. –Rachel Silverman, Brookline, MA


2. It’s impossible to control everything. Even the best, most trained being will mount something in the dog park every once in a while. –Kristen Hawley King, San Francisco, CA

3. You are lovable. You matter. –Lisa McElroy, Wallingford, PA


4. You can’t hold anyone to impossible-to-meet standards. Sometimes we try to treat dogs like people. We forget they’re not until they do something wrong. –Samarie Peña-Rosario, Davenport, FL

5. A kind word and gentle hand means the world. –Alyssa Loring Tirella, Woburn, MA


6. No matter what you’ve done that day, week, month, or year, you can be someone’s hero. –Kelly Stoddard, Oakland, CA

7. Don’t leave your food out or somebody may steal it. –Joanna Sapir, Bellmore, NY


8. A good friend comforts you when you’re sad…even if they can’t understand why. –Gillian Bodgas, New York City

9. There is nothing better than throwing your head back, closing your eyes, and feeling the wind on your face. –Stephanie Walsh, Virginia Beach, VA


10. However much you love a pair of shoes, a dog will always love chewing on them more. –Brandy Bonner, Lafayette, LA

11. Life’s too short to stay angry. No matter how mad you get at someone you love, cuddle up on the couch with them five minutes later and give them kisses. –Laurie Eide, Cleburne, TX


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