As dog owners, we want the best for our dogs. Yet, in all of our efforts to give our dogs the best life ever, one of the big mistakes is we are way too serious about everything. We foster this “too serious” attitude on our dogs as well.
On the other hand, one of the things we love about our dogs is their ability to entertain us in the simplest of ways. Dogs choose funny things as toys. They choose ordinary everyday objects and have the most fun with them. Like our socks, an empty cardboard box, a rubber squeaky chicken or a space to run with wild abandon.
It makes us laugh when we see the antics of a dog chasing his tail and once caught, a momentary glance our way, checking in, clearly surprised the tail was catchable, not knowing what to do with it now.
We humans get way too serious about play and the equipment or places we need to set the stage for play. Play time is important. People have a habit of cutting it out of their lives, thus tending to cut it out of their dog’s lives.
Stop taking yourself so seriously.
Start playing more!
Definitely start playing with your dog more. Run. Jump. Do a somersault. You’ll be amazed how these play actions done with your dog will teach you to feel happier while encouraging your dog to come up with new innovative games from the most basic concepts.
Guaranteed your dog will take the ball and run with it. A simple somersault could be the momentum you need to get a new perspective. It could inspire you to teach your dog to roll over or something equally as smile worthy. More games, less seriousness.
DOGTV Games and Glee
Watch this DOGTV clip of a dog running in cornfield …. What does it make you feel like? Does it make you start picturing a place you could create to let your dog play like that? Does it make you want to do something yourself to create that same gleeful feeling?
Exactly. It does put you in a place in your mind where it looks attractive and you can even imagine the feeling of doing it. It is easy to see how your dog could get the feeling of doggy glee watching these same DOGTV shows.
Dogs think in pictures. They don’t put a whole bunch of logic to anything. From a professional dog trainer’s standpoint, DOGTV provides a double-sided perspective. Not only do dogs watch these shows that are specifically designed to capture their attention through the visual side, the shows also capture dogs’ attention through the audio side. You have to admit, when you close your eyes and just listen to DOGTV, the sound alone brings about a feel good notion. This is good because dogs pick up on emotion before they pick up on anything else.