26 Dog Quotes

Let these dog quotes remind you how much dogs can teach us about life. The friendship of a dog represents what a true friend looks like. Dogs are also an example of what unconditional love looks like. Be inspired by these quotes about dogs!


  1. But being the “leader" is often misunderstood. It doesn’t mean that you forcibly dominate your dog. Rather, leadership is more of a mental quality, in which you set boundaries without intimidation. Patricia B. McConnell, How to be the leader of the pack... And have your dog love you for it
    Leadership



  2. Life is undeniably better with a dog at your side. Elli H. Radinger, The Wisdom of Old Dogs
    Animal Quotes



  3. Dogs are a gift to us. They are loyal companions, trusted allies and part of the family all rolled into one. Nigel Reed, The Dog Guardian
    Inspirational Quotes



  4. Dogs swim through a sea of human speech, listening attentively for words they recognize, patiently striving to interpret what we say, although most of it is and always will be incomprehensible to them. Dean Koontz, A big little life
    Listening



  5. But do we really understand dogs? I suspect that we do not. What is more to the point, do dogs understand us? Again, I suspect the answer is no. John Fisher, Think Dog
    Communication



  6. Frustration sets in, and the lesson one learns pretty quickly is that a dog could do the job much better. There are two provisos; firstly that the man/woman knows how and secondly that the dog wants to work, not all dogs do. Jane Smith, Sadie
    Frustration



  7. Teaching your dog an effective recall is crucial if life with the dog is to be a pleasure. In the UK at least, letting a dog off the lead is the norm, and getting him back on it again without tears is essential for his owner’s sanity. Pippa Mattinson, Total Recall
    Teacher



  8. Dogs and cats are apt to admire such very different forms of beauty, that the former often call beautiful what we think just the reverse. He was tall, strong, and rather stout, with a large bushy tail, which waved with every emotion of his mind, for he rarely disguised his feelings. Alfred Elwes, The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too.
    Beauty



  9. When two dogs fight over a bone, a third one carries it away. Dutch Proverb
    Funny Proverbs



  10. Whether you have a puppy or adult dog, you just got a new best friend who will warm and enrich your life for at least a decade to come. Fanny Doright, Boxer Dog Training Book
    Best Friend Quotes



  11. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings
    Famous Love Quotes



  12. As a lover of dogs, I’ve always wanted to save all hurt, abused, abandoned and otherwise neglected dogs. That is an unattainable dream. The need is too vast, and my soul does not have the fortitude to witness day in and day out the horrors of the mistreatment of animals. Los Perros Curiosos, The Curious Dogs
    Hurt



  13. Our dogs are our mascots. Violet Patton, Hogs, Dogs & Daffodils
    Funny



  14. A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied. Irish Proverb
    Happiness



  15. It’s important to gather as much information as possible before you take the plunge to share your home with a furry friend. While humans and dogs have been relying on one another for more than 30,000 years, it’s very important that you choose the canine companion that is best suited to your particular lifestyle. George Hoppendale, Dorkie Complete Owners Manual.
    Home



  16. Understanding a dog’s perspective—through understanding his abilities, experience, and communication—provides that vocabulary. But we can’t translate it simply through an introspection that brings our own umwelt along. Alexandra Horowitz, Inside Of A Dog
    Experience



  17. Dogs don't make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don't care how big your house is or what you do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love. Elizabeth Eiler, Swift and Brave
    Unconditional Love Quotes



  18. Studies show that encounters with pets can lower blood pressure, ease depression, and soothe the mental and physical pain of growing old—just a few of the countless ways animals enrich our lives. Jennifer s. Holland, Unlikely freindships
    Life



  19. Learn how to communicate effectively in dog language. Dogs can’t speak English, or any other human language. You, however, can learn to talk dog. Victoria Stillwell, Its me or the dog
    Learning



  20. You’ll find that teaching your dog an ace, high-speed, instant, recall is not only easy, but FUN - for both of you. Beverley Courtney, Here Boy!
    Quote of The Day



  21. Dogs are remarkable animals capable of learning a variety of complex behaviors if owners commit a little time each day and train in small steps using patience and understanding. Pamela Dennison, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training, 3rd Edition
    Patience



  22. I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive. Albert Camus, The Fall
    Forgiveness Quotes



  23. One of the most important things that we as dog owners can do is to properly train our dogs. We all want a long-lasting, loving relationship with our best friend and training can provide the foundation for that type of relationship. Michael Kensington, Dog Training
    Relationship



  24. Punishment and aggression don't get us anywhere, whether it's with puppies, adult dogs or humans. Gwen Bailey, Perfect Puppy
    Words of Encouragement



  25. A dog can teach you a lot about being a loyal friend ... Offer friendship to them as they give it freely to you Byron Pulsifer, The Dogged Teacher
    Inspirational Thoughts



  26. If owners were able to appreciate their dogs’ intelligence and emotional life for what it actually is, rather than for what they imagine it to be, then dogs would not just be better understood; they would be better treated as well. John Bradshaw, In Defence of dogs
    Appreciation


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