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Have you ever dated someone with qualities that were similar to your dog’s?
What about this… Have you ever picked out a dog only to find that the dog had similar qualities to the men you date?
Here’s a bit of advice for dog lovers who are seeking potential dates… How to choose a date based on the breeds of dogs you like. And vice versa… How to choose a dog based on the type of men you date.
Things that make you go Hmmmm….
Did you ever stop to think that women, as a whole, may be inclined to choose their dates the same way they choose their dogs?
Sarah Wilson is a dog trainer and a writer.
She has authored an interesting master’s thesis entitled “Why Dogs? An Inquiry Into Why Women May Bond So Strongly To Their Dogs”.
Referencing Sarah’s master’s thesis, this appeared in an issue of Oprah Magazine that I recently read:
You love labs?…
You’ll likely be interested in an unaggressive, sporty, straightforward, friendly guy who is not into subtlety but is into bear hugs.
Terriers turn you on?…
Go for the life of the party, the guy prone to excesses. You’l never be bored — annoyed sometimes, but never bored.
If a sensitive, sweet greyhound captures your heart…
Buy a beret and find the local poetry reading.
More about Sarah Wilson’s views on dogs & the human bond, plus highlights from her intriguing master’s thesis here (.pdf)
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!