For thousands of years, leaders and dogs have worked together. Working with a dog fosters teamwork, creativity, and communication, but at the same time fosters a sense of responsibility, patience, and determination.

‘To be led’ means to follow voluntarily. It should encourage independence and a willingness to take risks in moving forward in the direction the leader desires.

And the dog? Who does the dog follow? The dog follows a person when they demonstrate trustworthiness, self-confidence, calm assertiveness, positive energy and focus.

The dog directly mirrors a person’s  external behaviour and internal attitude.It helps us recognise our strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes it only takes a small correction for us to become more like our ‘real selves’.

Dogs and the way we are with them can teach us much about ourselves and the modern business environment.