Becoming the CuPooch Person

Becoming the CuPooch Person

Cupooch People are the 30% of pooch people who consider their pets an integral part of their family unit. They are the loco parents of their dogs. What was the love of their mother as a pup is transferred onto their human pack leader?

Cupooch People allow themselves to explore and recognise the qualities and attributes their dogs share with humans. For some people, their first experience of love is with a dog. When a dog loves you it loves you forever, no matter what happens no matter how much time goes by.

The health and well-being of their dogs is a high priority for Cupooch People. They recognise that the health and well-being of their dog are best maintained by the person who loves and knows them best. A regular whole-body massage helps in the early detection of most physical health problems.

Cupooch People recognise that dog poo is an issue for advanced urban societies and that they have a responsibility to clean up after their dogs. They use compostable poo bags to lift and store dog poo and dispose of it appropriately. They lead by example and encourage others to follow their lead. They engage in local campaigns to ensure that dog people and local authorities are working together to find the best solutions.

Cupooch People understand and recognise the benefits that their dog companions can bring to their health and well-being. If your dog is to have a healthy life just like you they need plenty of exercise, a well-balanced diet and preventative health care.

Cupooch People train their dogs to become good canine citizens. Dogs enter our world and to a large extent can be trained to behave according to our rules. Cupooch People train their dogs to behave well around people and other dogs. The basic commands of come, sit, heel and stay are taught from an early age.

Cupooch People dog-proof their homes by removing anything that they can break or damage or that can be a danger to them They ensure that the perimeter fence to their property is secure and that the gate shuts securely so that their dog can run free. They microchip their dog so that it can be reunited with its pack leader if it strays.

Cupooch People laugh and smile at and with their dogs every day. Dogs are rooted at the moment and spend large amounts of their time watching and observing our every moment, every movement and every mood change to help them anticipate what is going to happen next. They try to match their action to trigger you to engage with them in a playful, happy, game together.

Cupooch People also learn to read the range of body language used by their dog to communicate with humans and other dogs. Fear, pain, anxiety, aggression hunger, thirst alertness, and pleasure can all be read by understanding what the different parts of the body are doing, whether they be the eyes, the ears, the mouth, the tail, the hackles or indeed their body movements.

Cupooch People do not consider the money spent on their pooch as wasteful. Good food is more expensive than poor cheap food or scraps. Vet bills and health insurance are necessary costs for a healthy dog. Healthy treats and quality toys are your way of giving back for all the love you receive. Regular grooming for certain breeds ensures their well-being and comfort. Good quality kennels are there to lessen the distress and anxiety when you are away.

Cupooch People give according to their means but what they get in return knows no bounds.

My dogs will make you smile

Dogs are so wonderful,

They make you smile a lot,

They do it without thinking,

Shows what a heart they’ve got.

Smiling is infectious,

you catch it like the flu.

My dog smiled at me today,

and I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner

and someone saw my grin.

When he smiled I realised

I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,

then I realised its worth.

A single smile, just like mine

could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,

don't leave it undetected.

Let's start an epidemic quick,

and get the world infected!

Smiles may be hidden

beneath a mask of blue,

Smile with your eyes, a doggy smile

a smile that’s real and true.

With apologies to Spike Milligan.