What We Think
To show-off and brag about dogs in public led to the creation of PROUD OF MY DOG as a movement of Love and Respect for dogs by a small group dog owners.
“Dogs are people too” and should possibly be given the same dignity in society and the courts as us humans. Be patient with them because animals have feelings too, so we should treat them with as much respect as our human neighbor.
Professor Gregory Berns says that we can no longer “ignore the striking similarity between dogs and humans in both the structure and function of a key brain region: the caudate nucleus.” Don’t know what a caudate nucleus is? According to Berns, the caudate nucleus, rich in dopamine receptors, sits between the brainstem and the cortex and plays a key role in the anticipation of things we enjoy, like food, love, and money. In other words, the chemical pathways in human brains and dog brains are strikingly similar when it comes to sensing and desiring—canines can be compared to small children.
So what does he conclude? Dogs are people, too.