There is something much more fundamental to our social interactions today than just simple hello’s and goodbye’s. What if I said that levels of mental illness, obesity, mistrust, inequality, and rates of imprisonment in the human populous have a significant effect on our relationships with not only each other but our dogs as well! If you look at Epidemiology, which literally means “the study of what is upon the people,” we have no choice but to include our dogs. It is a highly significant, symbiotic relationship we share. Though there are many social differences in this age we still thrive in social compacts. As I explore this wonderous world dealing with dogs I can’t help but stop and question why we seem to be so impatient. Impatient about the weather, inflation, food, dogs, and ourselves.
Evolution occurs so slowly yet too fast for us humans to understand it. The answer to this paradox is to simply, “slow down our thinking.” When I spend time working with dogs, whether my own dogs or clients, it’s all about equality of the senses. It’s about “truthful importance.” This applies to everything, positive or negative, everyday, every moment.