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Sweet Poem Proves That Dogs Always Know Best

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

I love the sweet puppies in my life, but I have to admit, I don’t always give them the credit that they deserve.

Dogs, as we all know, are among the most loyal, loving, sweet, and affectionate animals in the world. Just look at this sweetie pie if you want to see proof of some serious puppy love! That said, dogs aren’t often associated with wisdom and good advice; those qualities are much more likely to be ascribed to animals like elephants and owls.

But now, a poem is circulating on the internet that is making me look at man’s best friend with brand-new eyes.

The author of the poem is unknown, but we imagine that there must have been a very special pooch in his or her life.

In fact, it’s a good reminder that all dogs are special and they have some equally special lessons to hand over to their humans.

Scroll through the gallery below to read through this beautiful poem and learn all of the sage lessons that dogs can teach us about living our best lives.

"All I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From My Dog," By Unknown

"All I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From My Dog," By Unknown
Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Run, romp, and play daily.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Be loyal.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Never pretend to be something you’re not.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Thrive on affection and let people touch you — enjoy back rubs and pats on your neck.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“When you leave your yard, make it an adventure.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t pout — run right back and make friends.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Bond with your pack.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“On cold nights, curl up in front of a crackling fire.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“When you’re excited, speak up.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you’ll get what you want.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Don’t go out without ID.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“Always give people a friendly greeting.”

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

“If it’s not wet and sloppy, it’s not a real kiss.”

If this sweet poem reminds you of a pup or two in your own life, make sure to SHARE on Facebook for other dog lovers!