The Ten Canine Commandments: Understanding Man’s Best Friend

Just a little reminder of how your furry friend sees you along with the rest of their world

Dogs really are a man’s best friend. They’re not only a big responsibility, they’re family.

In some cases people treat their dogs as good as if not better than their children because at the end of the day — all they have is you. For them— the sun rises and sets with us.

The Canine Commandments are just a little reminder of how your fur friend sees you and feels you along with the rest of their world.

The Ten Canine Commandments:

  1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you get me.
  2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
  3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial for my well-being.
  4. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, entertainment and friends. I only have you.
  5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it.
  7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand but I choose not to bite you.
  8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right foods or I’ve been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old or weak.
  9. Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say “I can’t bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there.


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