Men Love Dogs Too – The question of knowledge…
So it seems, and I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets this, that because I’ve started working at a shelter and I’m a Dog Blogger, that I’m suddenly the go-to guy when it comes to dogs, or social media. Suddenly I’m the expert on training, which dog breed to get, where I can get this dog from, or how can I get a job like yours?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with it, it’s just interesting. What’s also interesting is that a lot of people go into owning a pet without doing much research into it at all, hence why a number of animals end up in shelters. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m always scouring the Internet, hanging on trainers every words and checking out blogs and other sites to learn as much as possible.
When we had our one-on-one with a dog trainer for the first session at our training school he was at a loss as to what to say to us. Why? We had done our research. Generally they have to cover all the basics first, such as feeding, toilet training etc. The way I see it, owning an animal is like having a child, you are responsible for a life, shouldn’t you do your research beforehand?
Take my personal trainer for instance, he wants to get a dog, so he has asked me to keep a look out for him. I have no issue with doing this, but it’s interesting that he seems to want his dog as a training partner, but not just running, jogging or swimming, but full on training! I’m talking, weights, pulling, etc.
When you first got your animal, what were your reasons behind it? Did you do your research beforehand?
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Meet Kevin our Men Love Dogs Too Contributor
Kevin is 24, from Melbourne, Australia and a guy who loves dogs! Kevin lives with his partner Antonio and their puppy Luna who has her own blog at http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com. He has been a dog person for as long as he can remember, he is allergic to cats, and now works for The Lost Dogs’ Home in Melbourne. When he’s not writing or blogging he is also an Actor