The Americans and their dog!
Dogs being treated like family members is a trend that has been noticeable in the US for some years now. I've found that in the US much more casually with the topic dog is handled, as in other countries. The people, lovingly treat their dogs and treat them like family, is no different in my family.
A very popular dog breed in the US is the Shiba Inu, a Japanese dog breed that looks like a fox. The Shiba is considered an amiable family dog, but is strangers and skeptical towards strangers. We have two of these cute dogs and love them very much.
I look forward to the two sweet dogs of my family before each trip to California. Their names are Sophie and Cloeh and they are two Shiba Inu girls. The two are very self-confident, playful and affectionate. Sometimes, the two girls are also very stubborn and do only what they want, there is no bribe trying something.
Leinenzwang otherwise threatens punishment!
I like to walk with them, because they need a lot of exercise in the fresh air and love nature, like all dogs. In the cities, there are few opportunities to let his dog run free and also in parks there is Leinenzwang. In many areas otherwise threatened a felony and the fines in the US are sometimes extremely high. I usually go to a dog park where dogs are allowed to roam free in sheltered surroundings. Sometimes I go with them to a dog beach, which is abundant in California. Both on the beach and in the dog park, people expect that your dog will react to the instructions of its owner and that you always remove its legacies immediately.
Very often I am approached while walking and asked exuberantly about the age, name or breed of cute dogs. Then you realize again how dog-friendly the Americans are.
After a long walk, the two are then again very balanced and playful family dogs. They tell the breed that they can even laugh and it really looks like that.
Certainly there are bizarre things about dog in the US!
Many dog owners have their beloved dog buried in an urn after his death. Still others pay a very high amount to even clone their dog, so that he becomes immortal. There are dog weddings celebrated and birthdays or you go to the hairdresser and nail care.
But I do not think that's just limited to the US, there are certainly such people around the world.
In any case, the Americans and their dog have a very cordial relationship.
In addition, it is found that the Americans are generally much friendlier, also in dealing with people.