Things We Can Learn from Dogs

National Dog Week was founded in 1928 by World War I veteran, ordained minister, and dog-lover Captain William Judy. As a prolific writer and publisher of “Dog World” magazine, Captain Judy devoted his entire life to introducing Americans to a progressive new way of thinking about their dogs. He believed a unique bond connected humans and dogs and that we should treat dogs with respect and kindness.

Captain Judy once wrote, “The world likes dogs because dogs are nearest to moral perfection of all living things.” In honor of National Dog Week and Captain Judy, we decided to make a list of the top 10 things we can learn from our dogs.

dog with ball

  1. Always find time to play.
  2. Holding onto grudges is a waste of time.
  3. If you’re happy, let your whole body show it.
  4. Live in the moment.
  5. Love can help you overcome almost anything.
  6. Accept yourself for who you are.
  7. Enjoy the little things – especially if it involves a car ride with the windows down.
  8. Be loyal and faithful to your pack.
  9. Don’t be afraid to love unapologetically and unconditionally.
  10. Never miss a moment to show the ones you love how much you care.


What have you learned from your dog? Tell us in the comments below!