Have you ever wondered if your character traits were set or if you could become a better person? For many dog owners, self-improvement is part of an everyday life, and it’s a quest that there are happy to embark on. How is it possible? The answer is simple: Because a dog changes you for the best. Here are the many ways a dog can make you a better person without you even noticing!
Take Life-Changing Decisions Without Noticing
For many, it’s never easy to decide what to do in life, and it’s not surprising when you think that most retired people are happy to admit that they still don’t know what job they would have loved to do. It’s natural: There are sometimes so many options that you just don’t know what to decide. But when it comes down to choosing a dog, most people have a natural intuition of what they truly want in life: If they dream of building a family, they are more likely to unconsciously choose a breed of dogs that is renowned for being family friendly; if they are more focused on safety, they will probably be looking for large and impressive dogs that are strong guard dogs. While this is an unconscious decision that often happens without your knowledge, the breed of dogs you pick says a lot about you and what you want in life.
Become A Better Manager
Having a dog is the most effective way of discovering what type of boss you are at heart. While not everybody will land in a management position, most people can already see how they would do at it just by observing how they are with their dogs. The way you train your dog and how you behave for its obedience is very revealing: Shouting is common among new dog owners for example, even though it may not be very effective. This is common for authoritative bosses in an office! Dog owners rapidly understand that training a dog, to walk on a leash for example, or to be clean, requires the creation of a bond of trust and respect with their animal. As they develop this bond, introducing a more intimate relationship by learning how to groom a dog for instance, can help to assert a strong sense of trust and friendship. Similarly, in an office, the boss who is able to understand his or her team and to help them is a good manager who gets results.
Don’t Be Afraid To Take Responsibilities
Having a dog is not just fun and games. Dog owners know it: Adopting a dog means being responsible for your furry friend. This is not something to take lightly as your dog’s health depends on you, as therefore its life. Consequently, new dog owners soon develop a sense of responsibility that pushes them to look after their pet in the best possible way. This means that they take no chance and are happy to invest time and money in making sure that their dog is healthy. This starts with looking for a pet insurance to ensure that future health costs can be dealt with, and by getting the dog checked and chipped by their vet. While this might sound a little simplistic, dog owners are likely to be better at providing great customer services and giving clients satisfaction: Indeed, they know how important it is for the long-term relationship to go the extra mile.