Today’s society is not only becoming busier with technology, but also how people are becoming more reclusive (especially in the city) with more and more of us focussing our attention to our smart phones, ignoring the world around us, and even staying home going online instead of meeting people out at a bar, a concert, or an exercise class.
Not only can a dog bring great emotional comfort to your life, they are an essential part to forming relationships, not just the best friend relationship you have with them, but also the attention they bring from other people. So how does it happen?
You don’t even have to get them to perform tricks.
My dog is a happy chappy. Smiling and breathing as he strolls through the sand along the beach, or down the street in a country village. He’s double coated, and although he isn’t interested in those around him, preferring to explore and sniff new surroundings, he is a people magnet drawing smiles from the most sour of faces. So much so, they can’t help but stop me and ask what sort of dog he is and whether he’s a boy or a girl (the double coat hides any evidence). I don’t even have to start a conversation, other people do it for me. In fact, I’ve never been approached so much as in the last four and a half years I’ve had him.
When you think about it, if you are single and looking for someone to share your life with, what better way than to go walking with your four-legged best friend. They will help you just by being there. Increasing your social circle is easy, especially if you can find other people who regularly walk their dogs or exercise themselves to team up as exercise ‘buddies’. Perhaps going to dog training will open up a whole new world to you. Or maybe other people want to know more about your dog and its breed, and you can offer tips and information, and find out what they are looking for. Conversations can stem to anything in your imagination, but just think how this could boost your confidence and fill up your social diary.
Take a chance – it’s a win-win situation.