Recently an ad was placed on Craigslist in the United States that has thrown the whole dog-owner dynamic into a minor tizzy, making us ask the question: do we really prefer our dogs to our spouses ?
The man who posted the ad was given an ultimatum by his spouse, “it's me or the dog” which he responded by placing an ad entitled
Free to any willing home. The ad went on to say that his spouse mind you,
… stays up all night yapping but sleeps while I work. Will never greet you at the door after a long day or give you unconditional love when you're down. (She) does not bite but can be mean as hell.
Points of view do vary here. Some may find the ad amusing, while others may not. However, in the end it was done as sort of a joke not meant to be taken literally. I hope. Regardless of how you view it, I do believe it does place a spotlight on the beauty, companionship, and at times conflagration of pet ownership and just how much our four-legged friends mean to us.
If you look at the human-dog relationship, which has evolved over 20,000 years, it is unique and unbelievably strong. Dogs are so fine-tuned to us, they scan our faces to gauge our emotions and they bond with us wholeheartedly, completely without judgment.
There is an inherent simplicity and consistency with pet ownership. Humans tend to complicate things much more than they need to be and it is our pets that often put it all into perspective and remind us that “All You Need Is Love.”
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What's That Dial!?Often mistaken for a volume dial, the customer gets the unit home and cranks it all the way up hoping to silence the dog's barking for good. But by turning the dial all the way up they are unknowingly causing more harm than good.
Too Much Whining While Dining?When you need a quiet, yet commanding approach to training against unwanted behaviors, theres OnGuard™. This handheld trainer utilizes silent ultrasonic sound that will deter your dog without putting your family on blast.
What will ultrasonic sound go through?
We are often asked if ultrasonic sound will go through walls or fences. Keep reading to find out, and to learn how to get the most out of your dog-silencing devices like the Dog Silencer MAX. What is ultrasonic sound? Ultrasonic sound refers to any sound frequency above the range of normal human hearing. Although it is nonharmful, dogs can hear this sound and find it irritating. This makes it a good deterrent for bad behavior such as nuisance barking. When used properly, ultrasonic sound can be a powerful training device! What will ultrasonic sound go through? Think of it...
Dog Silencer Featured on KXXV Channel 25 in Waco, TXOriginally aired on KXXV Channel 25 in Waco, TX, this tells the story of a local resident's challenges with the constant barking of her neighbor's dog.