Let your pooches be at ease
I had been wondering of late that why do we always try to teach our pooches what we think is right? Why don’t we allow them to be on their own? We bring them over and confine them to our houses. We think we allow them maximum free space to move around. But little do we realize that they are animals after all and any animal for that matter loves natural environment. My point is we already deprive them of open space and on top of that we also try to overburden them with our lifestyle. Any way this is my point of view.
But you won’t believe I came across an article where a top veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Paul McGreevy is actually speaking along similar lines. He is in fact urging people ‘not to chain their pets to the burdens of modern human life. He has also penned a book called ‘A Modern Dog’s Life’ where he laments that people expect their pets to be tolerant and understanding when it should exactly be the other way round. Very interestingly he points out how strange and awkward our pooches feel at the breakneck speed of modern life. The moving vehicles, fire, electricity and chemistry hold them in bewilderment as they fail to understand the relationship between cause and effect. And how do they react to the innumerable smells pervading the air? Thanks to their oversensitive nostrils.
However, having said all this he doesn’t undermine the importance of dog training. He strongly believes that training is imperative for streamlining their lives and for helping them adjust to the nitty-gritty’s of modern civilization. And he’s cocksure that dog owners who actually value their pets would always acknowledge their good demeanor and most deservingly give back what their doggies enjoy the most!