~A drink from a water fountain tastes better when you allow the water to trickle down your chin.
~Familiarize your nose with important things, whether it be a comfortable blanket, good food, or a favorite person.
~Revel in the thrill of protecting those you love.
~Eagerly anticipate meal times and when they happen, be sure to take joy in every mouthful.
~Take time to run barefoot on occasion and experience the sting of feet meeting earth with each stride.
~Look forward to car rides and when occasion allows, stick your head out the window to feel the wind on your face. Who cares if your hair gets messed up, that's what combs are for.
~When uncertain about eating something, smell it first. You'll be surprised just how much the nose really knows.
~In most situations, an open show of hostility only makes things worse.
~Barking relieves stress. Whether it be at cars, other dogs, or even birds flying overhead, it all works.
~Don't consider yourself too high and mighty to pass up sharing your popsicle with a canine friend. And the same goes for his/her snacks too, whether they be Milkbones or (less tasteful) Beggin' Strips.
~Don't be afraid to get your food across your mouth, chin, and fingers while eating it. It tastes better that way. Extra points if you unwittingly get some in your hair too.
~Cuddle with your companions. It keeps one warm and is most comforting. Besides, think of what an adorable calendar picture it'd make if you were puppies.
~To your utmost ability, try to peaceably get along with your fellow creatures, whether they be human or animal.
~There are, however, some cases where authority and even aggression may be needed and once one is sure of the occasion, do not be afraid to raise your hackles and show your teeth.
~Don't view walking as an exercise but rather an opportunity for an exploratory adventure.
~Have a favorite chew toy to resort to when overly stressed, preferably some type of rubber since it gives in a most satisfying way when bitten.
~Drool is not a bad thing so long as it is not done excessively.
~Intently observe other animals. They might make a good playmate... or perhaps a good snack.
~When wet, wholeheartedly shake the water from yourself and don't be afraid to get others around you wet. It's only water after all.
~If someone is physically restraining you against your will, bite them. Do it savagely and in a business-like manner to let them know you're serious.
~The doctor, though justly revered with great fear and loathing, is a necessary place to visit sometimes.
~When guilty of what you're being scolded for, pull your ears back, lower your tail, and give your best apologetic grin.
~A tug o' war game with a rubber chicken and a good friend (canine or otherwise) is not an experience to miss out on.
~Sing to the moon and the night sky when the opportunity arises. Humans have forgotten the joys of this simple act years ago.
~Sun, Wind, Water, Earth: They're more than just basic elements. Take the time to revel in them on a daily basis and they'll become elements of joy.