“We have to understand the dog’s psychology; they need to belong to a pack and follow a leader. I learnt from a dog trainer that you gotta show the dog who is the pack leader and you are going to be the pack leader – and you have to tell the doggie what is good and what is not and the correct behavior to follow – and they are happy. He listens to you, that’s how he’s an obedient doggy. When you see a dog that’s aggressive and barking at random people, that’s not the dog’s fault, its the owner’s fault. The dog is vicious only if its mistreated or it is taught to be a pack leader. You see dogs are loyal, once they see you as a pack leader they will stick with you.
I honestly think that if humans were to vanish, dogs would be the first animal to go away because they are so dependent on us. My dog’s name is Gundu and his full name is Gundu Pistachio Bartholomew Thomas. He’s a shinzu dog . If he’s out there on his own, he doesn’t even know how to avoid cars and will be flattened to death – and if not that, he’ll starve to death.
I don’t know how to manage cats though – I just don’t know (laughs)”.
Photostory by Mushamir Mustafa
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(This post was first published on September 23rd 2016)