Play Time

Humans and dogs are connected on many levels, namely we both love to play. Dogs are always at the ready for a game of fetch, tug or chase. Humans too are readily involved in play environments, be it actively or passively (how many readers watch game shows and competitive sports on television?). This similarity helps our two species get along so well and find the other so riveting.

 Human/Dog Connection

Scientists have noted that humans tend to exhibit paedomorphic tendencies. This means that humans tend to be juvenile versions of their adult ancestors. This adolescent behavior accounts for approximately one third of humans’ lives. Human infancy is extended compared to their nearest ape ancestor. Dogs exhibit this same characteristic in regard to wolf infancy. More

A little lovin’

All beings deserve to love and to feel loved. Unfortunately, we can’t really know whether our dog friends love us but it sure can seem like it! Dogs are not the biggest fans of hugs (it’s a sign of dominance) so here are ways to show your dog some loving:

Five Minute Fetch

My dog always greets me with his “buddy” or ball in his mouth. He is naturally inclined for this (he’s a working breed) but also, sometimes he just wants to play! Fetch is a pretty simple game if you have five minutes to spare or are able to multitask with your toothbrush and a tennis ball.  More