If a Dog Was Your Teacher

What have your learned from your parents? They taught you many things. Say "please" and "thank you". Be respectful of others. And what did you learn from your school teachers? How to read. How to write. And what can you learn from your dog? That's right. What if your dog taught you about life.

puppy looking at purple flowers

If a Dog was Your Teacher, You Would Learn:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.  Dogs love 'em.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Enjoy dog days.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple doggie growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady dogwood tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout ... Always run right back and make friends.

Be loyal.  (Learn from the dog teacher)

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by ...... and nuzzle them gently.

And finally..... Never trust anyone until you sniff them a bit.

jack russel


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