On occasions when I had to bring one of my cats to the vet's office, I've had a chance to observe dog owners and their dogs. Many of those dogs seemed to be obedient and loving toward their owners. Even the boxer-type dogs tended to sit quietly with their owners.
It couldn't have been an easy task to bring a dog to the vet. Somehow, dogs have an uncanny way of sensing that something different is about to happen and the time to escape is now. Cats are especially prone to that and will try to hide or stand their ground, ears down, claws out. But with dogs, things just seem to be different. For the most part, they're usually too ill to worry about getting away or resisting their owners' attempts to get them in a car or van. At least, the owners do not have to worry about coaxing a dog into a carrier. I've not seen this happen at all. Maybe dogs trusting their owners matters the most.
Life is hard
3 years ago