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3 Lessons I Learned from My Dog

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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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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3:26AM PDT on May 3, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

6:41PM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

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

6:06AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

They know the world better than us

2:07AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

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.

10:24AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013


6:59PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Good article. Thanks for posting it.

8:14PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

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

9:47PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

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

11:13AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013


10:49AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

We learn every moment from our precious ones!

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