Modern society has developed a wonderful dependence on our dogs! People do not use dogs merely for companionship. Dogs help guard our families and businesses as well as being loyal companions. Service dogs help not only the blind, but for people with various types of health problems that prevent them from being able to accomplish everyday tasks that the dog will help with. Dogs are very accomplished at learning both tasks that make them good companions and make them wonderful workers. Police utilize dogs for many tasks, and in this case the dog is completely dedicating it’s life to work just as hard as it’s handler. They also make sure they bring the appropriate dog travel supplies when cruising the streets.
Dogs are used in the military in much the same manner. Dogs also have a place in our entertainment industry. You can see dogs in various commercials, movies and TV shows worldwide. Think of how many times you have seen a dog in movies! Canines are highly trainable, though some are easier to train than others, and will happily show off that they learn. But they also love to relax, chewing on dog squeaky toys, and just enjoying being a dog. We also see dogs in shows throughout the world. These dogs show either excellence in skill or have an exactness of the breed characteristics. This too provides entertainment for the audience and a devotion to the chosen breed. Dogs have varying characteristics that allow them to be more suitable for certain jobs or tasks.
However, all dogs are suitable for the job of companion! This is a job the dog takes on in addition to any other job given. A dog will put forth all the effort they possibly can just to get your approval. Their greatest reward is the words “Good Dog” and the greatest reprimand that can be given is “Bad Dog”. Any dog appreciates a good treat, but a kind word and a pat on the head is what they really crave. This is something that can be given by children as well as adults. That is probably why we grow up loving our dogs and later have dogs as part of our families when we are grown and have children of our own. Then the happy cycle continues for the next generation.