Saturday, October 8, 2011
A Dog's Needs
2. Trust in us, its humans, to provide it with safety, security, stability: being able to predict that its needs will be met in a reasonably timely way.
3. Social feedback, including full membership in the family-group: being with its humans, active and effective communication that flows in both directions.
6. Grooming and medical care; touch to the body, opportunity to touch other warm bodies.
7. At least adequate mental stimulation;
10. Dogs we breed or adopt as companion or family dogs cannot survive long nor well on their own. They have evolved over the centuries to be part of the social groups that humans create.