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Dog Training: Dog's Bill of Rights
( Originally Published 1943 )
I. I want one large fresh bone each week for my dessert; I promise not to bury it in the flower pot.
II. I want clean water in a clean dish twice daily.
III. I want a dry, draftless place for sleeping.
IV I want a collar that doesn't choke me and isn't so loose it catches on my ears.
V. I want a quiet place in the basement on the Fourth of July.
VI. I want every boy softly reprimanded who throws stones at me or twists my ears.
VII. I want folks to believe in. my wagging tail and pleading eyes.
VIII.I want all persons to keep in mind that I do with my mouth, most things they do with their hands; so, they needn't be afraid of a dog's teeth.
IX. I want to be treated kindly, just as I treat children and all those in distress.
X. I want my mind to be trained so that I can be of the fullest service.
XI. I want to be considered one of the family, for I will give my life to protect it.
XII. I want my master to be my god and and to act the part.