Once hunters and protectors, today's dogs have been promoted to family members. here's how to choose, train and love a dog
Stacey C. Rivera
From the Print Edition:
Kevin Bacon, May/Jun 00
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You avoid social interaction because you are uncomfortable in a crowd. People sometimes call you aloof or distant. You work well in jobs where you can be independent of other people. In a crowd, you tend to stay with the people you already know. Your dog should be...
INDEPENDENT (borzoi, Chinese shar-pei, dalmatian) or steady (basset hound, beagle, Great Dane)
If you're this sort of person... DOMINANT
You are forceful, assertive, self-assured and competitive. Because you are very ambitious and achievement-oriented, your job is in management where you can have power and lead. Your dog should be...
SELF-ASSURED (Jack Russell terrier, shih tzu, Yorkshire terrier) or steady (bloodhound, bulldog, mastiff)
If you're this sort of person... NONDOMINANT
You are shy and passive and avoid leadership roles. You like structure and therefore work in an environment where the rules are clear. You are nonconfrontational and sensitive to the needs and wants of others. Your dog should be...
PROTECTIVE (Akita, bull terrier, rottweiler) or independent (Afghan hound, greyhound, pointer)
If you're this sort of person... TRUSTING
You are gentle, obliging and modest. People who know you refer to you as a good sport. You work in the arts because you don't like situations in which manipulation is an advantage. You tend to leave your car unlocked and take friends at their word. Your dog should be...
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