There are many characteristics that would make someone consider a person "serious". Maybe you're not one for playing games or maybe you are just very focused and never get distracted from achieving your goals. The word serious is actually derived from a Latin word which means important, grave and weighty. If this describes you and you want to intertwine your solemn personality into activities for your dog, this is where you should begin!
Being serious can be equated to being very focused on one activity, hobby or way of thinking. You may have a passion that you spend a good deal of time on and love improving upon and working on day after day. While you may have something that demands a lot of your attention, your dog could benefit from having a similar focus. Of course, you can't ask your dog if they'd like to study neuroscience or start following politics but you can conduct a few "experiments" to see what your dog really is interested in. Once you find your dog's focus, all other activities and games can stem from there!
Serious dog owners may not be apt to play games or set up outrageous activities for their dogs. While your dog may not necessarily need elaborate games in order to be happy, it can be beneficial to them and for you to give a few games a try. Start off slow and ease into the fun to discover what you both enjoy doing. Watching your dog enjoy themselves and trying new things will bring a smile to your face and you may even surprise yourself with a few good laughs! Dogs can make even the most serious owners enjoy playing simple games!
Serious dog owners are most likely also well read. A characteristic of serious people is that they enjoy being alone and studying something that interests them. So how can you incorporate this love to read and learn along with your desire to make your pup happy? The answer is simple - read with your pup! While no, your dog will not learn to read or truly understand what you are reading, they will understand your body language and enjoy the sound of your voice. Reading with your favorite dog is a perfect way to accommodate both their needs and your own.
While you may consider yourself serious, you are never too serious for friends and neither is your dog! Socialization is important to a dog's health and bringing your pup to a dog park or inviting another dog over to play is an easy way to meet your dog's needs.
It takes serious practice to teach a dog tricks. While patience is also required, you can use your serious personality to have your dog focus on the task at hand!
Being a serious owner does not mean that you and your dog can't have fun. As you can see, there are many ways to play with your dog, teach your dog and enjoy your dog while maintaining your serious demeanor. Having a dog may actually break you out of this serious tone and help you branch out. With a dog around, soon love, laughter and outgoing behaviors may take over so be prepared for a potential life change!