Dogs and humans have been close companions since well before the advent of the written word, and in that time, the relationship has taken some surprising turns.
Dogs have been evolving alongside humans for at least 10,000 years, which means they’ve grown heavily dependent on us. Unlike you, Rover can’t hop in the car and go buy a new handbag, or decide he’s bored and head off to the gym. It’s up to you to keep your dog entertained and just a bit spoiled. Don’t worry; unlike toddlers, dogs won’t throw temper tantrums just because of a little spoiling. Indeed, a dog who gets plenty of attention is a dog who will behave himself.
The majority of the time our pets are safe and happy, but disaster can strike quickly. Having a little know-how will go a long way and could be the difference between life and death for your dog, so make sure to prepare!
If you’re thinking of getting a puppy, the sooner you read this the better. I grew up with dogs as a kid; mine was a multi-Beagle household, and I’ve shared my life and love with dogs ever since. Some of the following tips I learned from reading about dogs; others I learned from experience and still others I learned from trial and error. So here are a few of the most-asked and, in some cases, most ridiculous myths about dogs.
Everyone knows that dogs are the descendants of wolves, but unless you’re unusually savvy about this subject, you may have questions about the very gradual development of the dog as we know him today.