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Some people are cat people, some are dog people. But regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets. The connections people form with their cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in their lives. They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children. What makes these creatures such key members of our families? Perhaps its because our furry friends have long provided us with comfort, camaraderie, and unconditional love. Cats and dogs are our unending source of kisses, cuddles, slobber, claws, and laughs.
Dog or Cat Owner Behavior Patterns - What's Yours?
Every animal owner has a unique bond with his or her pet. But what does that relationship say about us? What does the way we treat our pets say about ourselves? Sarah Wilson asked herself this question, and came up with her list of the nine different behavior patterns seen in pet owners. What personality type are you?
Angels, as their name suggests, are all about saving pets with love. They almost always adopt or rescue their pets, and if circumstances allow, they will rescue multiple pets, and often own other types of pets as well, including cats, rabbits, gerbils, and birds. Many Angels may have pets with special needs: such as a missing leg or eye, or animals that have been abused by previous owners. Angels have trouble disciplining their pets, and hate to use any kind of force. As long as their pet is happy, Angels will tolerate lots of "naughty antics" and even disregard poor housebreaking.
The Soul Mate
Loving, attentive, and empathetic towards their pets, true Soul Mates value the deep-feeling connections they develop with their pets. Soul Mates are always thinking of their pets safety and wellbeing, and a Soul Mates pet is always very well taken care of. Soul Mates are also known to take their pets on many trips, adventures, and outings. As a result, their pets are usually very well socialized.
The Free Spirit
Free Spirits have no interest in controlling their pets. They want a stress-free, laid-back relationship, where their pets have unlimited freedom to do whatever they want. Free Spirits often have high-powered, executive jobs that require constant decision-making. When they get home to their pet at night, they want nothing more than to just let their pet call the shots.
Idealists set very high, but realistic standards for themselves and their pets. They believe there is one way to do things, and that is the right way. They like an orderly home, and make very good, loyal friends. Rules are very important, and they are disciplined, dependable, and strong. They expect the same of their pets, but are often elated when their pets bring a little bit of chaos to their homes; convincing them to loosen up a bit.
Experts believe that the best way to keep their pets safe and happy is to learn everything they can about owning a pet, training, and their specific breed or mix. An Expert will do extensive research before purchasing or adopting a pet. They are often extremely intelligent, with a sharp wit and an excellent sense of humor. They thrive on learning, and make sure their pets do too. Experts will have their pets enrolled in obedience, agility, and training classes.
Observers appreciate their pets as pets and are fascinated by their behavior. Thinking like scientists, observers gain pleasure from watching their pets and trying to figure them out. Everything their pets do is a delightful puzzle, and Observers can easily lose track of time while watching animals be animals. Jane Goodall is a classic Observer.
Dynamos are busy people who get a lot done in a day. They are hard workers who stick to a tight and hectic schedule. Most of all, Dynamos are reliable. Their pets are very well taken care of, and benefit from their daily routine. After going, going, going nonstop all day, a Dynamo can feel drained or empty. Some love from a pet recharges them, soothes them, and helps them keep their priorities straight.
Masters see themselves as more than pet owners; they are coaches, teachers, and leaders. They are extremely persistent and patient, and form their strongest bonds with their pets by working together. Training takes on an important role, and many Masters are involved in agility and obedience competitions. Masters communicate constantly with their well-trained pets, and the connections they form are often impressive. Masters need to feel in control, and their posture, gestures, and demeanor all signal leadership.
Buddies are high energy, full force funsters. They are all for pet sports and outdoor adventures, anytime. They form connections with their pets by sharing experiences with them. As confident, strong leaders, Buddies have no problem training their pets. In fact, their pets seem to naturally fall into step with their owners ;the perfect Buddy System. This can be a wonderful and exciting life for both the owner and the pet.
The above information was provided by PBS at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/why-we-love-cats-and-dogs/dog-owner-behavior-patterns-whats-yours/4626/
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We are located in the upper level of Ross Park on the South end of Pocatello. The address is 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs. From I-15 take exit 67. Turn North on South 5th and approximately 3/10 of a mile turn left at Avenue of the Chiefs. Follow the road through the rock cliffs and we are the first building on the right hand side. Our shelter hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Officers are available 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. The shelter is closed for major holidays.