Have you ever wondered where your dog’s personality comes from? I always wonder why my two labradors are so different even if they’ve grown up in the same environment. Dale is observant, affectionate and playful while Fudgee is serious, hates change, and only wants affection on his terms. Finding out the why of your dogs personality might seem complicated but it may be as simple as looking to the stars.
The zodiac is more than horoscopes. Within the charted stars, you can find insights about yourself as well as your dog. Here is a brief breakdown of each sign and what it can tell you about your dog’s personality.
Aries being the first sign, you can be sure that your dog will be Top Dog. It would be wise to buy an Aries dog first so that his position is not overrun. Being first or top dog is the key to his character or the root of your troubles. Houdini was an Aries, so if your dog does not want to be where you left him, lo and behold he will get out. Fighting issecond nature to the Aries, yet these dogs avoid physical damage to themselves, which keeps the vet bills low.
DOS: This pooch needs a lot of exercise; it will seem they never get enough.
DONTS: This dog tends to get headaches so keep them out of the sun and heat.
Here we have an easy to understand dog, dependable and steadfast, perhaps even stubborn. A real one-track minded kind of dog. Teaching him to stand or move will be more of a challenge than teaching him down or sit, as these last two come naturally.
DOS: Train him; they do better when told what to do, they are creatures of habit. Good training, good dog.
DONTS: Don’t move or change the furniture, this is very upsetting to the Taurus dog.
You may think you own two dogs, or that a good doggie shrink is needed for what appears to be a dog with a split personality. Well, this is just pooch’s nature.
DOS: Give these dog lots of different activity; he needs a purpose in life. Moreover, if you think his puppyhood will end, forget it! Here we have a puppy forever.
Here we have a homebody; he will protect, love and never want to leave his home. Feeding will be a pleasure as long as it is top of the line food. No fast food for this furry pooch.
DOS: Do what he wants or he will report you the animal regulations.
DONTS: Don’t yell at him, he will sulk forever force is not effective either. Be nice to him and he will be nice to you.
A natural ruler, kingly and beautiful, you can bet he knows it too! This household and the rest of the world revolve around this Leo dog.
DOS: Appreciate him and let him know you love him. Show him lots of praise, the more praise you show this pooch the more he’ll want to please you.
DONTS: Do not let him roam the neighborhood. He thinks all the bitches are his, and who wants calls from the owners of pregnant Fifis?
Here we have a real great pet a dog of great adaptability, so wherever you live will be fine for this dog.
DOS: Use authority, it will help this dog expand. Allow living in the house, he will strive to be the perfect pet.
DONTS: Leaving him in the yard could prove a mistake, it will be dug up. This dog loves to serve, so do not let this energy go to waste.
Balance is the key here – less obedience, more food, longer walks, and shorter workweeks. What you want for yourself is what the dog expects for itself.
DOS: Treat him like you treat yourself and he and he will love you forever. Give lots of love, as he will go out of his way to get it.
DONTS: Do not try to fool this dog, it will never happen.
A complex minded dog for sure, he‘d want a full eight hours sleep in the most comfortable room in the house. Here we have a psychic dog, as he leaps to his feet, hackles on end, barking at an empty corner of the room. When he’s made sure you’re scared stiff, he will relax again.
DOS: Let him know you don’t want a bossy dog. Ignore his tantrums, be strict they love it.
DONTS: Don’t give into him or he’ll walk all over you. This is not a lovely-dovey dog, so don’t be a mush.
Here we have a hunter – take this pooch on a tracking trip. The archer in him will know exactly when to strict. This is a one man or woman dog, as he has a problem dividing his loyalties. He learns from experiences.
DOS: Give him lots of sympathy when there are bitches around in heat; he falls in love easily. He might go off his food if he feels unloved.
DONTS: Don’t coop him up he will get restless. Don’t let him have the easy chair and couch; you will never get him off them.
Here we have a show stopper. A dog that costs big bucks. Show her and let her have puppies or stud this baby out. This is a high-tailed snob, social climber and class act.
DOS: Treat your pooch to fine things and the best care.
DONTS: Don’t let this dog go without socialization. This is AKC yuppie puppy for sure so no slumming.
This dog is a communicator, a pooch of little trouble in the home. Morning is a good time for going over obedience lessons, through you’ll find you have to be on your toes to keep his interest.
DOS: Teach him discrimination between friends and foes, as he’ll love everyone. Listen to this dog he is honest.
DONTS: Don’t expect undying loyalty, he has none. Don’t expect him to remember much. His memory is short so he will be in obedience class more than one time around.
Here we have a dreamer, a gentle, wishy-washy dog – unpredictable and not sure if he is coming or going.
DOS: Take this pooch for a swim. Water and this dog have a love affair going on.
DONTS: Don’t take him to other people’s homes for visits as he dislikes being away from his cave. Start clipping his nails and grooming this pooch at a very young age as grooming is not one of this doggies highlights.