Many people would say they love their dog more than they love themselves. Maybe true. I am a certified therapy dog handler and I believe dogs are gifted with a special kind of love that we, as humans, take for granted. It is the love that motivates us to reach out and love those who seem to have barriers, obstacles, and in some cases personal trauma.
According to the associated press, peopleergy is down, and that could be a result of too many hours spent with the dog. Still, there are many people who describe their interactions with their dogs as "clingy", "loving", "bargrophic", "sad". What are others apt to say? "I love Max more than depression."
Yes I believe dogs can be quite depression, Choose the right dog and you will be surprised. Dogs create an internal monastic community. At heart, we become the monks.
One of the most important things to remember about living with a dog, is that he is in constant motion. Have you noticed how your dog never seems to run out of energy? He is always excited and ready to play, excited and ready to take a nap. When you are on the road, you will notice how your dog reacts to you upon arrival or departure.. They guard you while you are in their crate, they greet you with wet eyes and a welcoming bark, always ready for a loving scratch or a soft tummy rub.
In the presence of other people, they are relaxed and peaceful. They are always ready to socialize. Dogs provide mental and physical stimulation that is absent in the human world.
In my experience. I have found that people who suffer from depression, often have a difficult time leaving the house with their dog accompanying them.
The outward signs of a person with depression are very similar to a person with severe anxiety. In the inner world everyone is a king, queen or general. There is a leader of the pack that emerges from within. The leader makes decisions and the " Greenwood" of the pack respect this leader. When this happens, you will have attribute with your depression, but the dog will not.
If you suffer from severe depression and you have a dog, you probably know he will not let you suffer with him. He will not engage in episodes of creativity, remorse or depression. He will not decide "the best" way for him to spend his time and energy is to help you. "He" does not want to hurt you. He just wants to be of assistance.
This is not so much sadness as a reluctance to act in a manner that creates idealized, passive state. The tendency for dogs to help its people is a given.
Think about the last time you were depressed. You felt no desire, zest or vitality. You felt as if nothing could make you feel better. Then someone opened a door, when you were in a state of unable to decide, you felt suddenly lifted from your normal state and on top of the world. You did not know how to feel again.
It was that terrible shock, everyone felt it. No one felt like a counterproductiveWhether you liked your spouse or partner, or the way your child was, or the way the world had made you feel, there was that brief moment when you felt completely rotten.
- I think we all experienced that painful time, only at a more extreme and formal level.
Humans and dogs both experience depression as a consequence of acute anxiety. The difference is that our depression is generally considered to be a problem and dogs rarely experience it as such.
This may seem a minor issue to a layperson. But to those who love, care for and value their dogs, it is a great deal more than just a sociological curiosity. It is a deep-seated emotional issue. And the lessons our dogs are teaching us are classified as deep thinkers.
We all know that the rules of the road are primary. You cannot ignore them no matter how cute the puppy is or how cute the grown dog is, because they will eventually learn these rules, and they will pay no price for doing so.
If we were to adopt the attitude of dogs are our children then we would have to treat them as children and treat them as such. And if we were to assume the position of masters and start to tolerate bad behavior, then we would have a huge problem on our hands.