Inspirational Dog Quotes

Do you have any favorite inspirational dog quotes?

This article is a list of some of my best inspirational quotes about dogs. I have no doubt that any animal lover will find these short and wise quotes to be inspiring.

Let’s get started.

Most Inspirational Dog Quotes

1. Be the person your dog thinks you are. -C.J. Frick

2. Dogs do speak, but only to those who low how to listen. -Orhan Pamuk

3. Happiness is a warm puppy. -Charles M. Schulz

4. If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life. -Roger Caras

5. Name one development in the history of humankind that has increased happiness more than the domestication of dogs. -Aaron Easterly

most inspirational dog quotes

6. If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rodgers

7. A house is not a home until it has a dog. -Gerald Durrell

8. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. -John Grogan

9. Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had. -Thom Jones

10. I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. -Gilda Radner

11. No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.

Louis Sabin

12. The best therapist has fur and four Legs. -Unknown

13. Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. -Roger Caras

14. No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. -Christopher Morley

15. Dog is God spelled backward. -Duane Chapman

Inspirational Dog Training Quotes

16. Don’t make your out command a signal for war. -Michael Ellis

17. Leadership is protection and direction. -Cesar Millan

18. People get a dog, because they want a friend. People hire a dog trainer, because they don’t want their friend to be an asshole. -Chad Mackin

19. The best dog training method is the one the client will actually do. -Sarah Dixon

20. Great dog trainers have broad skills, not inflexible ideologies. -Ralf Weber

21. Just because a dog is not giving you the response you’re looking for, doesn’t mean he is a hard dog. -Ivan Balabanov

22. Never be more invested in the success of the dog than the owner is. -Marc Goldberg

23. Understand, a poorly socialized, but friendly dog can easily start a fight he’s not looking or prepared for. If I ran up to every stranger I met and tried to hug them, sooner or later someone would punch me in the face.

Chad Mackin

24. Excellence requires that you not be satisfied. -Michael Ellis

25. Stubborn is a good thing. If they are doing the wrong thing they are stubborn. If they are doing the right thing they are ‘committed’ … just get them stubborn on the right thing.  -Chad Mackin

26. Being a professional isn’t about not making mistakes. You’re going to make mistakes. Get over it. Get over yourself. Being a professional is about how you handle those mistakes. -Marc Goldberg

27. Most of what people call aggression in dogs is really just an inappropriate response to fear and uncertainty. The way to address the problem is taking away the fear of the unknow, by making it known. Dick Russel

28. You can’t become less scared, you can only become more brave. -Jordan Petersen

29. Your dog is doing the best it can with the information you are providing. -Unknown

30. Good dog training is undramatic. -Michael Ellis

Best Inspirational Dog Quotes

31. The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. -Charles de Gaulle

32. Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. -Dean Koontz

33.After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation. -Robert McCammon

34. Dogs and angels are not very far apart. -Charles Bukowski

35. The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. -Johnny Depp

best inspirational dog quotes

36. My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. -Elayne Boosler

37. A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of. -Jill Abramson

38. Home is where the dog runs to greet you. -Unknown

39. Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. -Franklin P. Jones

40. Dogs never bite me. Just humans. -Marilyn Monroe

41. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings

42. Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. -Dean Koontz

43. It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor. -Kate DiCamillo

44. In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. -Edward Hoagland

45. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers

Top Inspirational Dog Quotes

46. My sunshine doesn’t come from the Skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dogs eyes. -Kristin Higgins

47. Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog. -Unknown

48. Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me And my dog. -Unknown

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. -Alexander Pope

49. I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking… Also, dogs are faithful because they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. -Mark Haddon

50. Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. -Roger Caras

52. I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. -John Steinbeck

53. The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog.

M.K. Clinton

54. Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time. -H. G. Bissinger

55. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain

56.A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing. -Roy Blount Jr.

57. Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. -Erica Jong

58. Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace. -Milan Kundera

59. I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source. -Doris Day

60. If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. -James Thurber

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