5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

 

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Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend:

  1. “You can count on me.”

When we ask pet owners what they admire most about their dog, loyalty is usually first on the list.  Loyalty is the confidence that you can count on others to be true to you and do the right thing even if it is difficult and even if you are not present.  Dogs are loyal to their pack and display amazing loyalty to their owners.  So Tip # 1 on the list of things we can do to increase our own happiness is to ensure we are loyal so we strengthen our relationships with others.

  • “Tell me your problems.”

Dogs are among the best listeners ever! You can spend hours talking to your dog and he or she will hang on every word. This is not usually the case for our friends, associates, or even family members.  Tip # 2 then, is to take time to listen to others and make sure you understand what they have to say before you share your point of view.

  1. “Let’s play!”

One of the best things about dogs is their curiosity and desire to play. Tip # 3- step outside of your daily routine, take the dog out for a walk, and pledge to have at least one experience a week that is just plain ‘fun’.

  1. “I forgive you.”

Even if you come home late, skip a walk, run out of their favorite treat, or accidently step on their tail, your dog will not hold a grudge against you. Humans, on the other hand, can hold on to real or imagined insults forever! All this does is create stress and keep us from moving on with our lives.  Tip # 4 – let go of bitterness and resentment toward yourself or others.

  1. “I love you no matter what.”

Our work environment and educational system are based on the carrot and stick; “do this for me and I’ll give you that.” Unfortunately, this approach often carries over to our relationships and we begin to place conditions on our affections with others.  Dogs love you whether you are young, old, rich, poor, fat, skinny, covered with hair or bald as they come.  Tip # 5 – love with an open heart and expect nothing from others in return for giving yours.

 

Shared with permission.  Garry McDaniel and Sharon Massen speak nationally on what individuals and organizations can learn from dogs about leadership, team building, and customer service. Their book is “The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from Man’s Best Friend.”

 


Garry McDaniel is an award-winning professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business management. McDaniel has written books on leadership strategy, conflict management, and is a frequent speaker in the United States and internationally on topics such as leadership development, employee engagement, personal and organizational change, life balance, and what humans and businesses can learn from dogs to improve their lives. He is currently available to discuss personal life coaching, training, or speaking engagements.

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Giveaway – Milk Bone® Brushing Chews & $25 Visa Gift Card

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Your dog won't know his treat is also cleaning his teeth! Milk Bone Brushing Chews - Ann Again and again Reviews

With regard to dog ownership a consideration is the preventative care you can offer your dog so there are no health problems down the road, and dental health is very important.  We’re helping our dear Benny boy keep his teeth and gums healthy with Milk-Bone® Brushing ChewsTM.  And I have some to share with one Ann Again and again Reviews reader. I’m very happy to share a lovely gift pack of Milk-Bone® Brushing ChewsTM plus a $25 Visa Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky winner.  Enter below! 

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Bringing a dog into your life is more than appreciating how cuddly they can be,  or feeling the love when you walk in the door -even if you’ve only been gone 5 minutes.  It’s a commitment to caring for their over-all health like anyone else in your life.  (I’m trying to get my daughter’s to understand this when they keep asking for more pets.  Our little house, and budget, is full – for now.)  When you give your dog   Milk-Bone® Brushing ChewsTM  you are providing them with an oral care product so effective it earned the VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) seal of approval.  It’s the equivalent to the American Dental Association for dogs chompers.

 

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Dog Treats – Interpreted Review From Our Dog

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Getting the most nutrition from the foods we offer our dear Chocolate Lab Benny is a priority.  He would eat all day if he could but that’s not a healthy option now is it?  (Benny will never understand.)  It could seem that he would eat just about anything but that’s not actually true.  There are some foods that he takes a strong dislike to and will back away as fast as his sore hips will carry him!    From the pet lovers at Chewy.com I can always find healthy, beneficial foods and treats for Benny that he’s eager to try and happy to eat.  This month Benny tried  Four-Star All of our ingredients are sourced in the USA and all of our products are made in the USA. Grain-Free Chicken with Carrots & Peas Recipe Dog Treats by Fromm.

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Fromm is family owned and has been operating since 1904.   All of their ingredients are sourced in the USA and all of their products are made in the USA.

Key Benefits of Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals

  • Contains free-range chicken
  • Made without grains, a common allergy trigger for dogs
  • Made with USDA-inspected ingredients delivered fresh daily
  • Perfect size for training

Ingredients:

Fresh Chicken, Pea Flour, Potato Flour, Tapioca, Whole Peas, Chicken Fat, Tomato Pomace, Fresh Cranberries, Fresh Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Apples, Fresh Split Peas, Fresh Green Beans, Fresh Green Bell Peppers, Fresh Celery, Fresh Beets, Fresh Parsley, Fresh Lettuce, Fresh Watercress, Fresh Spinach.  Did you notice that you can pronounce all of the ingredients?

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Benny looked forward to his Fromm treats and they settled well with his system.  There are times when different treats will leave a lingering… um… scent from Benny, but the treats by Fromm gave no discomfort to anyone in our household.  Benny’s happy, we’re happy.  Fromm dog treats are a winner!

You can find Fromm products, along with other healthy, beneficial pet foods, at Chewy.com

 

(*Product was provided for review.  Benny’s tastebud and intestinal reactions are completely his own.)