"If you are dedicated to or interested in dogs, then you must have at least
a small portion of love for the canine species. Maybe that love is isolated to one breed or one type of work. But once you
truly love that dog, you learn to love other breeds and types. And the process continues in that if you truly love
dogs, you learn to love other animals.
Thus, the complete cycle of our human growth, our soul
- if you will, cannot not complete its' journey of partnership with animals until we have accomplished the journey of loving
all animals. Unfortunately, almost anyone can buy a dog and countless numbers of them are abused and even more neglected.
But those numbers fail in comparison to all of the other species that are slaughtered through
most horrendous conditions: captured, tortured, and eradicated from life. A life without animals is a life I do not want to
Chris Aycock PhD
Behavioral Neurobiology Researcher
President American Society of Canine Trainers