Naturally you love your dog and your dog loves you. You understand each others’ moods and even facial expressions. Somehow over many, many thousands of years, dogs became wired to be our companions. They seem to think of us as family, but as close as we all are, it’s important to remember that dogs’ brains are different. They don’t see the world quite like us and they don’t think quite like us either. Dogs live in the moment more than we do, they don’t have long-term goals or hold grudges for days and they have far different instincts. Thinking that your dog thinks just like you is called ‘anthropomorphizing’ and it can lead to lots of misunderstandings. Learning how to honor your dog’s unique mind leads to better, deeper communications.