Some pet parents are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Which on describes your style?
I’ve parented dogs, though–lots of dogs. And I have failed to be the best dog owner in the world. It’s true. I’ve tried to train my dogs. I’ve almost housetrained a puppy! It seems for me that dog parenting is always “not quite” and never perfect. But that’s okay.
We want the best for our dogs, and when they seem unhappy, so are we. Most of the time, we take steps to make our dogs happy. But do they need to be happy all the time? Is that even good for dogs? There are reasons to stop ourselves from attempting to make our dogs perpetually happy.