Why did we choose the name Dharma Dog Services? I have been asked this question many times since our inception and the answer is always the same.
I really wanted the name of our business to completely reflect our beliefs about dogs and their capability to live a well exercised and stress free life.
The word “Dharma” has a variety of meanings in a variety of languages. However, we tend to relate to one of the Buddhist meanings . As described by Wikipedia “The cultivation and attainment of wisdom is part of the goal and practice of Buddhism. In order to attain wisdom one must understand the nature of things (the dharma), and part of the practice of Buddhism is the investigation of Nature – dhamma-vicaya. This means to adopt an objective, systematic approach to understanding the causal relationships between various phenomena. In particular, it refers to the dispassionate self-observation discussed in teachings such as the Satipatthana Sutta. The principal teaching from this analysis is the doctrine of dependent origination.”
To simplify this, we chose this name because we believe that there is a certain truth when
understanding the nature of dogs. They speak dog so we try our best to understand their communications and provide an environment, whether it be for grooming, daycare, boarding, walking, or training based on their natural instincts. By operating on this basis we are able to provide a relatively stress free environment.
Dogs are often misunderstood by humans and we tend to place human emotion and description on our pets. The fact is they are not human. While they are able to co-exist with us and make loyal partners and friends, they still have their own set of rules and abilities to communicate.
We here at Dharma Dog Services make every effort to speak to dogs in their own language. This eliminates a lot of confusion and is a major reason why you’ll rarely hear the sounds of stress barks from any dogs staying with us.
I felt that our logo reflects our goal perfectly.
Well, I hope that clarifies a few things. Please feel free to send us any questions that you may have so that we can answer them here.