Parallels Between Children and Pets, or Have You Walked Your Kid Today?

If that dog trainer guy and one of the special nannies were to swap programs, I bet the dog trainer guy would be better than the special nanny.

On the airplane yesterday, a girl in her 20’s is on her starter child: a beagle she got as a puppy and is now about one year old. Developmentally, there are a lot of paralells between things she is going through with her dog, that we may be seeing in Joseph and Felix.

Her vet said her dog needs 45-60 minutes of excersize per day or there will be behavior problems. It is easy to see how this could also be applied to children.

Thinking about the excercise parallel also got me thinking about what other parallels there may be. Over the next couple weeks, I’ll read up on dog training to think about this.

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