By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters
DOGS ARE LOYAL, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure).
Dogs were likely one of the very first animals we humans domesticated. They’ve been sitting around our campfires for a very long time, indeed. We train our dogs to sit, shake and lie down. It also could be said the dogs train us to dispense kibbles, rawhide treats and scratches behind the ears. What matters isn’t which side comes out ahead in the exchange, I like to think, but that both sides benefit from our association.