3 Lessons I Learned from My Dog

I’ve had dogs most of my life, and I’ve learned a great deal about life from them. As my dog Sanchez matures, I’m noticing that his lessons are getter simpler and wiser. Sometimes they might even come from his expressions or the adorable way he moves his paws in his sleep.

I live in the Dog world with a capital D! Everything in this world is controversial…. where to get your puppy or dog, what dog training method is best, what treatments are appropriate for their health and healing, who should have a dog, etc. While I am passionate about all of these issues and have very strong opinions on many of them, my dogs, Sanchez and Gina, are teaching me to respect other people’s views, even if they are different from my own. Rather than condemning other opinions, it’s best to not see, hear, or speak any evil about them. His picture really says it all.

A Facebook fan who strongly opposed my position on legalizing medical marijuana for pets, said it best when she respectfully stated her viewpoint and then said “I’m going to agree to disagree.”

What lessons have your pets taught you? Thanks for posting them in a comment below.

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77 comments

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Kerryn A.
Kerryn Ayton3 years ago

Heartwarming story Lisa, thank you. My dog Daisy loves me unconditionally & I have learnt how to love others in a whole new way because of her

Fi T.
Fi T3 years ago

They know the world better than us

LILING OH
Liling O3 years ago

Lessons I also learnt from my dogs are forgive & to forget, to bear no grudges and to give our truest and most sincere unconditional love.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga3 years ago

aaww

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez3 years ago

Good article. Thanks for posting it.

Kate S.
Kate S3 years ago

Dogs are great... they truly are a wonderful creature.

David V.
David V3 years ago

Animals can teach us so much, it is a shame that many humans abuse or kill them needlessly.

Stephanie Reap
Stephanie Reap3 years ago

sweet

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence3 years ago

We learn every moment from our precious ones!