What makes dogs the quintessential best friend to humanity? Why not any other domesticated animal? Cats? Goats? Chickens? What is it about our canine companions that gives us a sense that they KNOW us? Well, Happy Thoughts Agility wanted to find out and take you on the journey with us!
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