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Discussion on: My Dog is a Therapist

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Rachel Soderberg

My family's dog had an interesting way of picking up on anxiety too. My sister and I would walk her at different times with very different results - my sister is more anxious than I am and Jessie (the dog) would pick up on it and growl at strangers if they came too close. I walk confidently and have martial arts training so she would typically just ignore people on our walks together because I was not regarding them as interesting or a threat. I could run with her off leash, my sister could not. Pretty interesting how they can read us almost better than we can read ourselves!

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Rachel Soderberg

I forgot to share - this is Jessie!
Jessie

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Ryland G Author • Edited

That's a unique looking dog. What breed is she?

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Rachel Soderberg

She's a husky german shepherd mix! So she ended up with the husky colors (and stubborn attitude), with the shepherd markings and smarts. She's such a cool dog!

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Cute pup! Always said dogs are far more intelligent that we give them credit for :)