|Our dogs do so much for us and ask for little in return. They are the ultimate four-legged friends. They may also help in our natural quest for human companionship. Nothing starts a conversation faster than taking your dog on a walk through a crowded spot on a sunny afternoon. Friends and strangers alike can’t resist the opportunity to stop and chat and give a happy pooch a healthy petting.
It goes without saying that it would be wrong to get a pup simply to use it as a social tool. But there is no disadvantage in letting your pet help you make friends during a stroll through the park, neighborhood, or local outdoor event. You can also make friends via the virtual world of canine-centered message boards. Don’t be shy about letting man’s best friend act as your icebreaker.
D.P. Hesano is a co-founder of the online, natural dog supply shop FidoDogTreats.com.
September 29th, 2011