If Dogs Run Free, Then Why Not We

If dogs run free, then why not we
Across the swooping plain?

If humans never interfered, dogs would run free. It’s their instinct. It is a higher need. We prevent dogs from running free. It would be a messier and more dangerous world for humans, if we suddenly let all dogs run free. So, we’ve bred them over centuries to accept domestication as an alternative to running free. It’s a tradeoff to them.

Your dog gives up running free in exchange for a safe comfortable home with plenty of food, water, and companionship. It’s a pretty good deal. You should be thankful for its willingness to capitulate.

We can show our appreciation by giving our family dogs plenty of opportunities to experience nature. Dogs revel in nature. It is where they run free. A dog well connected to its family can even be allowed those occasional opportunities to run free in nature.

I always strive to satisfy my dog’s highest unmet needs and nature is right up there.

To each his own, it’s all unknown
If dog’s run free

Lyrics by Bob Dylan from If Dogs Run Free