• Lori Nanan

The Joy of a Dog

What is the joy of a dog?

I have a dog because I truly love everything about dogs. I revel in the mystery that is their minds. Like for instance, what is happening here? Goofy? Sassy? Silly? All of the above, likely. One thing I know is only dogs who feel safe will exhibit any behavior we could describe in that way. Safe is a way I always want my dog to feel. All of that, to me, is the joy of a dog.

I have a dog because I think she makes my life better. I know she makes other people’s lives better, even if she’s with them just for a short while.

And she isn’t shy about it. She is all about making your day.

I have a dog because I like to train. And I like to teach people to train. So does my dog.

The Wonder of the Canine Nose I have a dog because watching her nose work is simply fascinating, as are so many of the other things she does. Did you know that dogs can have up to 20 whiskers on each side of their upper lips, depending on the size and breed of the dog? These whiskers, known as vibrissae, pick up shifts in airflow so that a dog can gather information about its surroundings.

Dogs’ noses are so amazing. Watching them sniff the breeze or really go to town sniffing the ground can be a simple pleasure for us, but an information packed event for them. Check it out in the video below.

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