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20 One Liners Only Dog Owners Will Understand

Every dog has its day—and that's basically every day if you're a dog owner!

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Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. —Ann Landers

The famous advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times offers sage wisdom on the unconditional love you'll get from your dog. You know how your pooch will get you with those puppy dog eyes. If you want those heartstrings pulled a bit more, check out the cutest mixed breed dogs you will absolutely want to bring home.

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Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. —Snoopy, as written by Charles Schulz

If you've got a soft spot for dog jokes, Snoopy's always good for a laugh. The adorable Peanuts comic strip was published in 1958 and perfectly captures a dog's life. Here are 10 more quotes from Peanuts to keep you optimistic.

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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. —Henry David Thoreau

Instead of fearing a thing; embrace it. The original outdoorsman, Thoreau, wrote this poetic line in a journal dated 1840. It demonstrates a beautiful optimism that's expressed by trust in the faithfulness of dogs. Presumably, Thoreau was never bitten by a dog using this little trick!

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Who knew that dog saliva can mend a broken heart. —Jennifer Neal

What's a little drool when you're feeling down? Dog jokes can always make you feel good; even better if your sweet pooch is near. If you're in the mood for more dog-inspired uplift, check out these 12 pictures of dogs all dressed up to go to work.


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A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. —Robert Benchley

Humorist Robert Benchley was famous for witty asides in his articles for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker in the 1920s and 1930s, when he was considered one of the funniest writers in America. What is the deal with dogs turning in circles? Here's the real reason why dogs chase their own tails.



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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. —Mark Twain

Here's Mark Twain with the pithy observation about human nature for you! Why do dogs so often have a better reputation than people? Face it, your dog would give a superhero a run for his money. Check out these 11 superpowers dogs have that prove they're cooler than the average human.



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We could have bought a small yacht with what we spent on our dog and all the things he destroyed. Then again, how many yachts wait by the door all day for your return?—Josh Grogan

Author Grogan's bestselling book Marley & Me has a subtitle that says it all: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog. Think your pup is a rascal? Marley's the worst, most destructive, yet simultaneously cutest dog ever. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star as the incorrigible dog's owners in the hit movie adaptation.


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Any man who does not like dogs and wants them about does not deserve to be in the White House. —Calvin Coolidge

Everyone gets a little suspicious of people who don't like dogs. Be the type of person who inspires tail wags instead of growls. You can tell a lot by the sounds a dog makes. He could be in a playful mood, or it could mean danger. Discover the 9 reasons your dog is panting.

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Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. —Emily Dickinson

All your secrets are safe with a dog. You're practically guaranteed your pooch will not spill the beans, though they may spill the flower pot... and everything else. Especially if they're one of the energetic breeds. (Which is most of them, right?) Discover why dogs spin around like a whirling dervish before they poop.

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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. —Milan Kundera

They don't call them a human's best friend for nothing. A dog can make your day. But what are they really thinking, if only they could speak? Don't miss these 30 things your dog wishes you knew.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest