You may have seen this printed on T-shirts and Hoodies in the Muddy Pawz Fit Dog Shop, if not, maybe you need to check out the Fit Dog Shop!! Just saying.. anyway, I digress..
I feel like I need to give a bit of an explanation to my meaning because this gets everyones attention on many different levels and as a dog handler I know that to train a dog you need to be the one who is running the show, so when people come up to me (yes, this T-shirt has stopped many!) and say, "yeah.. my dog completely tells me how it is" Its not the angle I am coming from but don't get me wrong, I still think this is funny and true for so many fur babies! In fact, I have to admit, my pug (bossy Boogs) probably does fall in to this meaning!
The angle I was originally going for when I made this was a couple of things, as you would know I encourage people to get out and get fit with their dogs and Ayla is always training with me in the gym or out running and always seems to encourage me to keep pushing harder, hence why I often refer to her as Coach Ayla because... well.. my dog trains me!
Secondly, dogs train us to feel so many emotions such as compassion, care and loyalty. They teach us and our children lessons in life, love and loss. They help us get through the toughest of days with nothing more than a snuggle, a lick or a waggly butt. They teach us that loving and caring are the most important things in this world and in their humble nature its seems so easy yet we as humans can get it so wrong. I am the kind of person who is not the best with emotions but my dog is certainly able to bring them out in me and I feel that this is a lesson only a dog can teach with such ease. I believe my dogs teach me to be a better person and for that I am grateful that my dog trains me!
There is so much our dogs teach us and they don't ask for anything.. oh.. except some dinner, the odd treat and a cuddle! Not much considering what they bring to the table.. Now that's what I call a GREAT DEAL!!
So if your dog trains you.. maybe you need to wear that proudly! Hey, I know where you can get that on a T-Shirt! ;-)