Having a dog can be one of the best decisions you make in your life. Dogs offer companionship, loyalty, and can even be party animals in their own right. However, before you actually get to reap the full rewards of having a dog, you need to train your dog.
I'm a firm believer that dogs are truly the best friends that humans can have. However, not all dogs are the same — and some are definitely not a good match for families with small children, cats, or owners who aren't really adept at training animals.
When you see those big brown puppy dog eyes looking up at you while you eat dinner, it's so hard to refuse his begging for scraps. Most of the time, tossing your dog a couple of scraps of dinner won't hurt. Human food, on the whole, tends to be alright with canine digestive systems.
Animals are innately intuitive beings. People… not so much. Animals survive in the wild using their five senses and gut instincts. People, on the other hand, generally turn off their intuitive abilities by the time they’re six or seven years old. So, when an animal (a highly intuitive being) meets someone out-of-touch with their intuition (most humans), there’s lots of potential for miscommunication and high jinks.