Dogs are very intelligent. They can sense how people are feeling, for example, they can sense if a person is calm, fearful, etc. That's why people say that you need to be calm if you want your dog to be calm because they can sense it and they may reflect it. Finnlegh is very sensitive. If we're hyper, he's hyper. If we're angry at him for something bad that he has done, he knows it and reacts by going and lying down in a corner. We have this connection with dogs when it comes to emotion and I find it so fascinating!
Dogs are also incredible because they don't judge you by what you have done besides how you have treated them. If you treat a dog right, they will be your friend forever. I count Finnlegh as one of my best friends. More than that, he's a part of our family. I don't have to worry about the rest of the world while I'm spending time with him. I can just concentrate on the present moment and forget all of my worries. Dogs are very therapeutic.
I definitely count having a dog as one of the greatest things in life. You learn so much from them about life and they improve your life in so many ways.