If you are a dog owner you’ve probably heard the phrase “Your dog is just like you!” or “Your dog acts just like you!”. While you may think it’s just a coincidence, there is a reason why someone says you look and act just like your dog (and vice versa). In many ways, your dog is just like you and I am here to tell you why!
Why Your Dog Is Just Like You
Think back to the time when you decided to get a dog. Whether your intention was to go home with a dog or not, you ended up leaving with one. Not just any dog, the dog that connected with you most, right? I can remember the day we went to pick out our german shepard puppy. We hung out with the puppies and ended up going home with the dog we least wanted in the beginning. But why? Well, partially it was because he was the quiet, but yet loveable one of the bunch and the other part was because the fact my husband had a connection with him. He eventually warmed up to us during our visit and was ultimately the pup we chose to take home. Now that he is a year old we have noticed just how much he acts just like my husband Brandon and I just had to know why.
After some research, it all comes down to science. Did you know that research has shown that people tend to choose pups that share their physical characteristics, in ways both obvious and subtle? We are basically drawn to dogs that remind us of ourselves. So if you are calm and shy, your dog is most likely that way too. Even down to the way you and your dog eat or interact with people, can be the exact same! Some people even look like their pets! Knowing that, it totally made sense because our dog Drogo (full-breed german shepard) is a lot like my husband. From his mannerisms to his personality. For example, he has loved to sleep on his back since he was a puppy (still does) just like my husband. He also loves to be outside. He really loves to play outside but also loves to just sit outside on our deck and enjoy the fresh air from time to time. Again, something my husband loves. He’s a big baby especially when it comes to snuggling. While he may seem tough on the outside, he is a big cuddle baby and could cuddle for hours. Yep, you guessed it – just like my husband! It’s an interesting thought that we pass our traits onto our dogs and they become more like us. After all, we raise them and care for them during their lives so it only makes sense. Our dogs just want to be like us, we lead by example. And when you step back and look at it, it’s kind of cute and you get that “aw” moment just like you did when you first got them.
Giving Back What They Deserve
Our dogs look up to us not only as their owner and teacher but as a friend. They trust us with their lives which is why we owe the best life to them as possible. While there are many factors that play into giving them the best life possible, something that is very important is the type of food we feed them. A few weeks ago I talked a bit about Tender & True which is the pet food for animal lovers. Tender & True™ believes your pet’s food should be a reflection of the love you share, the life you share and the beliefs you hold. They know that you believe all animals should be treated humanely which is exactly why all animal proteins in Tender & True are certified by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) and were humanely raised in a reduced-stress environment without added hormones or antibiotics. It’s basically a super-food for your dog! Something you know you can feel great giving your dog. Tender & True™ is:
- Superfood – Tender & True is the perfect superfood for your pet.
- Sustainable (GAP Certified)
- USDA Organic
- A Balanced Formula for all life stages (the product line is suitable for any age – no puppy blend, mature adult blend, etc.)
- Farm-to-bowl (no artificial flavors/ingredients or preservatives)
You can learn more and Find Tender & True near you here to see if this is the superfood you’ve been longing for! In what ways is your dog just like you? How are you leading by example?