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Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

I once read a magazine article by a writer whose dogs would roll over and pee in excitement when he walked through the door. “They both think I’m the greatest,” he wrote. It stuck with me, and not just because it made me laugh. I thought of how my own lab, Bentley, always greets me: tail wagging, a stuffed toy in his mouth. Experts in canine psychology say that one of the reasons dogs worship us is. I don’t expect my family, friends or co-workers to squeal in delight every time we’re together, but I can work on being the person Bentley sees. All it takes is treating others more like I treat my furry yellow potato. Ready to join me?

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