10 Ways to Tell If Your Dog Is Part of the Family
By Cheryl Lock
Anyone who has ever owned a dog can tell you: our canine companions are way more than just pets.
“From the time we bring home a puppy that is a furry bundle of joy, dogs become part of our families,” says Dr. Mary Burch, animal behaviorist and director of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program. “They grow up with our children, move through phases of our lives with us…and when it comes time to tell them goodbye for the last time, we mourn over them just as we would human family members.”
Here are 10 surefire signs that your dog is part of the family.