Should you think of your dog as a “pet”?

(Painting by Louis-Michel van Loo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) In the beginning humans domesticated dogs for utilitarian purposes. Dogs helped as hunters, herders, protectors, and pack animals. It was only later that they became emotional companions. Owning a dog primarily for personal reasons was a luxury. Since most people spent their lives in extreme poverty, who could afford an… read more →