The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behavior. You have to ask, 'What am I doing?' That's the right question to ask.
The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
I have never met a dog I couldn't help; however, I have met humans who weren't willing to change.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
If you are a junkyard dog, you assume that that's what life is: chained up, barking all day.
Every dog deserves a home, not every home deserves a dog.
The dog can only become what's in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.
Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says no.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Aggression is not a breed thing. It's a state of mind, and it comes from how the human is with the dog. There are four levels of energy, regardless of the breed: low, medium, high, very high. The idea is to get a dog in your same level or lower than you.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.
One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that.
I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance.
The pack is very important for a dog. Once you give him the right pack and the right energy, you look at him.
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
Jonathan Safran Foer
My fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.
Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs—loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love—can be elusive to humans.
I always like a dog so long as he isn’t spelled backward.
G. K. Chesterton
Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.
I believe a calm dog is a happy, obedient dog that won't get into trouble.
Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.