Heavenly Blog

10 Things I Learned from My Dog

One year ago, I made the decision to get a puppy, a high-energy, golden lab to be exact. Over the months, I’ve had moments of ah-ha, realizing as my puppy turned into a full adult dog that she was and is, in fact, smarter than me. These are some of the very valuable lessons that I have learned from Ruby.

1. Find the thing in life you enjoy the most and do it constantly… practically obsessively.

dog lessons

2. Nothing cures a boo-boo, bad mood or fight like the touch from your loved one… Even if you have to pin ‘em down.

dog lessons

3. If something scares you, don’t approach it… Make a noise and back away or run like the wind in the opposite direction. (Strollers, skateboards and bikes all have evil dog spirits.)

dog lessons

4. There is no reason not to curl up and take a nap whenever you feel like it.

dog lessons

5. If food is left out, looks abandoned or just smells good, eat it… Then run for cover.

dog lessons

6. Things don’t last forever… Tear your toys to pieces before someone else can lay claim.

dog lessons

7. Exercise makes you feel better and helps you sleep like a rock.

dog lessons

8. Listen to others, even if you don’t initially want to. (Ruby, sit. Stay.)

dog lessons

9. Have no guilt about eating a treat whenever it is offered.

dog lessons

10. And most of all – Be appreciative of your friends… Greet them like you haven’t seen them in years, even if it’s only been minutes.

dog lessons

Have you learned any valuable life lessons from your pup? Share with us, we’d love to hear!

~ Sally Gunter, Public Relations


  • grizzly

    Ruff woof woof ruff ruff :). Grizzly approves this blog post especially #1 #5 #9

  • Cody Roberts

    Truly sweet. I’d add wag your tail often and bark softly.

  • Aaron

    Hey! Rvca made it in!! LOVE THIS BLOG!