When it’s time to add a new dog to the family, what do you look for? A particular breed or color? Size? Gender? Do you prefer to start with a puppy or enjoy the mixed bag of experiences that come with adopting a rescue dog?
Or, is it something a little less tangible?
In A Member of the Family, Cesar Millan reminds us:
The universal language of nature is energy — the way all animals transmit their feelings and intentions to one another. Every animal on earth is born with a particular level of energy. Energy transcends breed and bloodline, race and nationality. When choosing <snip>we usually unconsciously seek out an energy level that in some way complements our own. When selecting a dog, making sure your energy levels are compatible is the most important thing you can do…to help predict a happy companionship down the road.
For me, it has always been a combination of factors with “energy” & “chemistry” leading the way.