Any dog owner will agree that dogs are special animals. They have a lust for life that is incomparable, they love their owners unconditionally, and they never seem to take anything for granted. These pooches of ours know how to live!

As owners it is our responsibility to teach our dogs how to behave nicely but there’s a lot that we can learn from dogs, including some valuable life lessons.

Live in the Moment

You won’t catch your dog worrying about the future or fretting over the past. They take each day as it comes and live it to the fullest. It’s not so easy for humans to let go and just enjoy living in the moment, but our dogs can show us just how much pleasure can be gained from doing just that.

Get Active

A dog is at its happiest when it is active every single day. For most pups that means a daily walk or two with its beloved human, for others it is nothing more than five minutes of playtime and for some it can be lots of hiking and swimming. Humans thrive on being active just as much as dogs do, so find the right activity level for you and get moving!

Find the Time to Relax

As much as a lot of dogs love to be active with running, playing and swimming, all dogs love to relax. Whether it’s having a snooze by your feet, curling up in someone’s lap, or simply people watching from the window. Take a leaf out of their book and remember to put your feet up now and again.

Appreciate the Little Things

If there is one thing that dogs excel at, it’s finding joy in simple pleasures. A dog can get so much happiness from an ear rub, a game of fetch or a round of hide and seek, and their enthusiasm is infectious. It’s a wonderful reminder to enjoy the little things in life.

Family is Everything

At the end of the day, your dog loves nothing more than its family – that’s you! Family is their number one priority and they would do anything for them. They are always there to welcome you home, they love to see you happy and they adore spending time with you. To them, family is everything and that’s a great way to live!