I remember an introductory course I enrolled in my first quarter at the University of Washington. It was a survey course of ancient western civilizations and the professor teaching the course would bring in his dog to wander the classroom aisles for treats. I don’t remember much from the course but I remember luring the professor’s shaggy dog to my seat everyday and slipping him a snack. Well now, another instructor has incorporated “man’s best friend” in her Psychology 101 course. However this time, the pup is teaching UW students a little something.
Would a golden Retriever be the perfect dog for you and your family? A golden retriever is known as a friendly dog. Many people also will describe this breed as being one that is calm, gentle and confident. Yes, he can be man’s best friend. However, he is also a dog that can be a family oriented pet. The reason why is that this dog loves everyone. This makes him a good dog for a family with children.
Children love this breed of dog because he is athletic. He is full of life in his younger days. He will follow the children around and play for hours. He is even known to enjoy swimming.
Golden Retrievers also make great watch dogs. They aren’t known for attacking strangers since they really do like most people. They are known for barking when they hear a person approaching or when they hear a sign. This can signal a person that someone or something is on their property.
A gift of 1 million dollars given to the University of Washington means the Spratlen legacy will live on long after Thaddeus and Lois Spratlen are gone, and hopefully ensure that their personal legacies, and the barriers they broke down during their lives, will live on forever.
About five years ago, we bought a pet door insert for our sliding glass door. At the time, it was the greatest idea because it gave our beloved pooches the freedom to roam and took care of the concerns about leaving them for long stretches during the day. Now, all these years later, we took the pet door out and I couldn’t be happier. While it had its advantages, it had many disadvantages too.