Dogs and Men Have Some Things in Common

Pet Columnist talks about explaining to dogs and men what kind of behavior is acceptable.

 Please don't get the wrong idea, but there are lots of ways that men are sort of like, well, dogs! 

Here's what I mean: like dogs, men WANT to be our Knights in Shining Armor, don't they?

Think about it. They want to provide for us. They want us to be happy. They just don't know how to go about it.

Of course, men don't have crystal balls...opps! I mean a crystal ball. As much as we might wish it, men cannot read our minds, we have to sort of lead them in the direction we want them to go.

Dogs are the same way. It is up to us to explain to our dogs in a language that they will understand what is expected of them.  Of  course,we need to learn our dog's language: the language of the pack.

Being pack animals, dogs want someone to be the leader of the pack. If someone doesn't take on that leadership role, they will reluctantly do it because in the dog's head SOMEONE has to do it.

By making sure your dog knows that you are the leader he is looking for, and what kind of behavior is expected, you can prevent him from acting out.

 Remember, our world is a big scary place for dogs, they will act out of frustration by pulling on the leash, barking inappropriately, taking a bite out of the couch, or whatever unique way your pet has of " acting out" their own frustration.

Once they know what is expected of them they will happily play and stay within the boundaries that you set for them.

The same thing is true with men. if you were to say to a man, "I hate it when do do that," and you add, "you know what would really make me happy," and then explain whatever that is; you'll find that they will provide that kind of behavior.

If men and dogs know how to make you happy and they love you, they will provide.







Scott Killeen August 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Dweebie, You must really have it in your heart to help, did you not ever check the SONC website before, the info has been posted for years. Heck I even posted it on my website. Here is some more background for you. I signed up, along with many others to help Jeff Ebenstein to try and get the SONC Animal Welfare Committee going. Unfortunately after a so-so try the committee never got off the ground but to Jeff's credit and others he has kept the SONC abreast of Los Angeles city animal rights problems and has recommended to the SO council to back many pro animal rights agendas. So "I" started this website myself and it has nothing to do with the SONC. I pay and maintain this website myself with many animal loving people emailing me subject matter to post. It's just a small something I feel good about doing for myself and animals. And now with your, I guess, expertise the people of Sherman Oaks will have a superior and better website for animal information. You will create and maintain "a decent looking website that actually delivers pertinent information", won't you? So I guess, standing up to someone who is demeaning is wrong? That "place" has been around for awhile but people like Karen keep shoving you back in time! Please bring attention to any other Patch article in which a man was as demeaning to women as Karen was demeaning to men. If you don't know how to play the game get off the field!
Karen Mangini August 16, 2011 at 11:22 PM
A.Dweeb That "place" CAN happen a lot faster if we all were to visualize it as the most likely future scenario, past all of the 'HEAD" consciousness and focus on the "Heart" consciousness! You are so right about the 'gutter"comment, people like Scott who are vibrating at such a low energy level are their own worst enemy.
Ex Republican September 12, 2011 at 04:48 PM
I think Karen needs a man.
lisa sprenger May 26, 2012 at 03:34 AM
knowing Karen Mangini for sometime, I can honestly tell you that she has always has terrific problems with men in the area of superiority. I don't think she ever bow wowed enough men to quelch their need for being the alpha-dog since she cut them at the ......immediately. I hope she learns the message of a two-way street with her dogs and men.
karen mangini May 26, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Lisa! I have been looking for you........How are you? I have grown a lot in the last few years. You really dont know me anymore or my motives. I would love to reconnect with you.


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