Do you like a dog? Or do you prefer cats? This may seem to be a silly question for two reasons. First, there is no question that both dogs and cats are animals. Second, I think you know that cats can be hostile and dangerous (depending on the cat) and that dogs are not as friendly or domesticated as we think.
The dog is actually a domesticated canine of the genus Canidae, of the family Canidae. It’s probably the most common terrestrial carnivore and is indeed closely related to the wolf. Dogs were used for hunting several million years ago and became a valued and prized pet with the advent of man. They are affectionate, helpful creatures that help loving humans do all kinds of things. Some dogs are house dogs, others are companions for the physically challenged or deaf, and yet others are search and rescue dogs who give invaluable service to humankind every day.
Most dogs are calm, sweet, docile creatures, but some breeds are clearly dominant or over aggressive, depending on the breed. Aggressive dogs who hurt people aren’t really “dogs” by the standards of our word, even if their owners call them so. Many people love dogs but are wary of others who own dogs. Owners who own dogs should be aware that many breeds have a tendency toward aggression or toward those who are not gentle. It is best to choose a breed that is known to be docile, rather than one with aggressive tendencies.
You don’t have to be in love with a dog to enjoy a dog walk, even though many people think they do. A dog walk allows you and your companion to exercise and socialize, which is good for you both. You’ll find you’ll be much happier if you take a dog on a walk with you, as you’ll both get plenty of exercise. If you like a dog, you’ll know you like a dog walk.
Another thing you should know about dogs is that they aren’t like humans. They aren’t competitive or possessive, they aren’t territorial or possessive. People have to compete against each other to stay in a relationship, whereas dogs do not. As long as you can tolerate a dog, there’s no reason you can’t spend time with a dog. They will love you and obey you without any desire to dominate you, just as humans do.
Dogs like humans are pack animals, and they like to have structure in their lives. If you find a dog who acts like he’s the dominant animal, and you introduce him into your home with the structure, it will force him to recognize who the pack leader is – you. If you like a dog and you want one who is happy to please you and learn tricks or follow you around, you should try getting a training puppy, because you’re looking for a great companion for life.