This article quotes various people that I know. They discuss the changing and controversial nature of our relationship with dogs. I have been reading about the Oxytocin theory of dogs. Our levels of this hormone go up when we pat dogs, or even make eye contact. This may have been how dogs were domesticated, and why we first bonded with them
On the other hand, let’s not romanticised the relationship too much. I am also reading about an 83 year old disabled woman being mauled to death by a dog.