Dogs have so many lessons that they can teach us, if only we would take the time to stop and listen to them. The soul of a dog is filled with much wisdom and those of us who are willing to pay attention are able to enrich our lives in ways that non pet owners can’t even imagine.
The first, and arguably most important, lesson that we can learn from man’s best friend is how to keep our mouths closed and listen to what others have to say. There are too many people out there who refuse to let others be heard, who are far more concerned with having their turn to talk.
They could take some cues from our four legged friends and learn how to listen, without being so focused on speaking. Dog owners often talk about how therapeutic it can be to own an animal, since they are able to sit and listen to them talk about their problems for hours on end. Just imagine if we each had a human being in our lives that provided the same level of respect.
Another crucial lesson that we can learn from dogs is the ability to lower our expectations. These animals are so easy to please and they ask for so little from us. All we need to do to make them happy is provide them with plenty of food and water, plus the occasional walk to the park.
As humans, we tend to raise our expectations to a level that is difficult to fathom. We always tell ourselves that we will be happy once we get a new job or that we will be happy once we reach a certain level of financial prominence. Dogs, on the other hand, are happy as long as they are loved and cared for. We definitely need to start applying that lesson in our own lives.
To learn more about the wonderful lessons that dogs have to offer, be sure to watch the remainder of this video. Some of these tips are too simple to be ignored and you just may find yourself wondering why you didn’t emulate your pooch earlier.
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