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15 Things My Dog (a Pit Bull) has Taught Me

15 Things My Dog (a pit bull) has Taught Me -

We can learn so much from our dogs…

Our dogs don’t hold grudges, they don’t judge us, and they love us no matter what.

In fact, we just bought a framed print the other day:

Things We Learn From our Dogs -

But of course there’s more than that. Here are 15 things I’ve learned from my dog, a pit bull:

1. Daycare isn’t just for kids

2. Whining actually does work at times

3. Do something fun every day

4. Sometimes all you need is a nap

5. Trust your gut

6. It’s okay to pee outside (as long as no one’s watching)

7. King beds are the best to sleep on

8. Snuggling is one of the best things, ever

9. Kisses are to be used sparingly and only for those you really love (Rio has yet to learn this one)

10. Be thankful for anyone that feeds you

11. Sunshine = happiness

12. Roam & explore at every opportunity

13. Be yourself

14. Don’t judge

15. Live in the moment

What have you learned from your dog?

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Sarah Lukemire

Sarah Lukemire

Fur mom to Lola & Rio, free-spirited personality, coffee addict. Blogging to create positive awareness for pit bull type dogs. Committed to creating a world in which all dogs are treated fairly and equally. Read more >>


  1. October 19, 2014 at 7:37 am — Reply

    That is a good list of things learned, I’d say I’ve learned a few of those myself from Boomer and Dottie!

  2. October 20, 2014 at 12:53 am — Reply

    Great list! Kaya & Norman have taught me that it’s always a good idea to get your shoes(collars) on and go on a hike:)

  3. October 23, 2014 at 4:03 am — Reply

    Awesome list Sarah!!!!! Both your list and the list from the frame were incredible. I really like the “living in the moment” one. I think something the pitbull breed as a whole taught me is to not hold grudges. They are such a forgiving breed with all the junk thrown their way hat is not right – you know what I mean. I just love that about them and I couldn’t do that as well as them as a human (I would hold a grudge and growl at the world!!!). My own babies have also taught me to just be in tune to those around you. Be sensitive – if it feels like something is wrong it probably is (Buster always knows if something is wrong with me). Loved this article. :-). Jude

    • October 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm — Reply

      Awe, thanks Jude! Hope life is going ok! Talk soon…

  4. Marlen
    November 18, 2014 at 8:55 am — Reply

    Marley has taught me to wake up every morning with excitement and ready to go! Love how energetic she is!

  5. Jan
    March 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm — Reply

    i learned from my baby Loki that a bad start in life can be over come with the right balance of love and hard work.
    She came to us at 15 months old as an emergency foster that we really didn’t have room for scared of the world.
    Within the week we couldn’t let her go. She had attached herself to Raiden our 18 month old staff x and separating them would have been cruel.
    15 months on she is content and settled.
    She is still fear reactive of some things but we don’t loose her to her fear any more.
    She is happily crate and muzzle trained so we can continue to work safely on her male dog issues.

  6. bryan flake
    August 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    That Pit Bull of yours sounds like he is the center of your universe. If I had a little guy like that to live with, he’d be the center of my universe. Your lesson on number twelve of exploring and roam sounds so fun. Dogs are the best and finding new things to be entertained by. I sure could use that a lot.

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