How do you define dog rules? It may sound hilarious or is it serious, as though we are defining rules on what your dog can do and what it should not. Are we going to set precedence or is it just a rule of thumb? Okay, lets starts on what is allowed and what we should set limit.
The dog is not allowed in the house! This usually is the statement when either one of the partners especially a husband or a wife that do not see the dog as one of the family members. Or is it otherwise. Why should the dog not be allowed in the house as it is a companion? It sees you as his world, only you and you alone is his utmost importance whereas for humans, we look at a dog as one of a small part of the society. So where does this leads us?
Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain sections of the house or particular rooms. What can we say about this? So if your dog crosses its boundary as per set by you, what are you going to do? Punish your dog? Limit its treat? Cut off its “luxurious” delicacy and joy? This is not going to be good to you. Your dog see you as his world and whatever you offer your dog, it is going to accept it happily and in return loves you without discrimination.
So okay, the dog is allowed in all the rooms, but has to stay off the furniture. Haha, you ask yourself, if it is not allowed on the furniture, how does your dog share its coziness and warmth with you? Are you going to leave your doggy on the cold floor while you snuggle up on your warm couch comfortably? Then what good is it to have a dog and when you cannot share the warmth with your loyal companion.
This leads us to the next rules saying that the dog is granted access to only old furniture. Then are you going to be only on your old furniture to be able to share your affection and closeness with doggy. Well you have to understand, humans do discriminate, and even those who say they do not, it will be to a certain degree. But dogs don’t. Dogs don’t discriminate. Even if you treat it badly when you leave for work in the morning and when you come home in the evening, does your dog turns away from you? Does your dog says “I am going to return you a favor’? That is a BIG NO. It welcomes you home with an open arm. Your doggy does not treat you differently even how bad you may have been. That is why we need to appreciate and reciprocate with compassion, love and care.
Hahaha! where is this leading us to? Ok Ok, fine the dog is allowed on all furniture, but not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed. And then it is not allowed to sleep under the cover and only by invitation only. Or is it entitle to sleep in the bed every night?
Well is this an egg and chicken debate of which one comes first? It is up to each and every individual to decide what he can concede or how much your partner can tolerate. It is best to have an agreeable atmosphere so that you can enjoy the “gratification” and the love and affection your dog can offer you, knowing that your doggy will never forsake you.