Fetch, Sit, Stay – No Way! Going To The Dogs In Washington State
A dog is man's best friend.
Do you agree?
So Sayeth The King
We've all heard the expression but do you know the origin? Me neither. But I googled. Turns out such high praise stems from high places. The statement that a dog is man's best friend was first recorded as being made by Frederick, King of Prussia (1740–1786) as he referred to one of his Italian Greyhounds as his best friend. (I guess it's lonely at the top)
I have two rescue dogs now and have always had dogs. Over the years my pet parade includes a border collie, a Husky/wolf mix, an Afghan Hound, And yes, for a while in junior high, my Norwegian Elkhound named Thor was my best friend so I sorta get the whole "fur-baby" thing. Sorta. Ok, not really. Dogs are great but they aren't people.
Which Dogs Are The Most/Least Obedient
But one thing best friends -dogs or people- should be is well behaved and that's where Washington State dogs (not just the Huskies) come up short.
Look At Your Reflection In The Dog Bowl Washington
Washington was found to have the least obedient dogs with a rating 7.42% below the national average. Now why would that be? (Ok, Ok, enough partisan pooch politics)
Dogs Make Life Better
A decade ago Seattle Magazine posted an article saying that there were more dogs in Seattle than kids! It raised some positive points about the part dogs play in our lives. Dogs are one of the few animals that can read our emotions and they're never short on love.
With all the negative information and the changes in the world and society, to have this being in your life that only wants to give you unconditional love—it’s like a light in the darkness...dogs also help us access our feelings and emotions, and it’s safe to do that [with them] because there is no fear of betrayal.
So make that call, the one to Ceasar the Dog Whisper and set that appointment. Then check out this list of least obedient dog breeds by nature.