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    • Buddy the dog peers from a vehicle before the start of a movie at a drive-in cinema in Snagov, Romania, Monday, 1 June 2020. Romania further loosened the measures imposed during a nationwide lockdown in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, with museums, open air restaurants, cinemas and beaches opening to the public on Monday.
    • A man is seen cycling in London with a dog on his back, 9 June 2020.
    • Lucia and her dog Jujuba sit at Arpoador beach, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
    • Zeus looks out of the car window as his owner picks up pet food at a Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Lake Stevens Park in Miami Gardens, Florida.
    • A man wears a mask and walks his dog past people taking part in a silent disco event as some businesses reopened at the end of last month under a host of new rules, following weeks of shutdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Tel Aviv, Israel 4 June 2020.
    • A dog looks through sunglasses at Brussels Grand Place square as restaurants and bars reopen after weeks of lockdown restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium, 8 June 2020.
    • A girl plays with a dog on the beach in Yevpatoriya, Crimea 4 June 2020.
    • Roberto Gonzalez, who produces mini shows for tourists with his two Dachshunds, poses for a photo in front of his home amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Havana, Cuba, 18 May 2020.
    • A dog and its owner watch from a window as demonstrators march past during a George Floyd protest in Boston, Massachusetts, US, 7 June 2020.
    • A dog leaps to catch a ball at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, 9 June 2020. New Zealanders enjoyed their first day at alert level 1 after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on 8 June that the Cabinet had agreed to remove almost all remaining coronavirus restrictions from midnight, with the exception of the closed borders.
    • A dog wearing a placard  is posed for a photograph in front of placards, left outside Holyrood Palace after a demonstration in Edinburgh on 7 June 2020, organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
    • A woman wearing a protective face shield jogs at a park as her dog runs towards a goose, as the city of Buenos Aires eases their lockdown restrictions, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8 June 2020.
    • A pug on a street in Moscow.
    • People and a dog watch from a balcony as demonstrators pass by during a 6 June 2020 protest, in Simi Valley, California over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody during Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis.
    • Artist and dog trainer from the Great Moscow State Circus Mikhail Ermakov reacts during a rehearsal with dogs amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moscow, Russia, in this handout picture released 4 June 2020.
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    Buddy the dog peers from a vehicle before the start of a movie at a drive-in cinema in Snagov, Romania, Monday, 1 June 2020. Romania further loosened the measures imposed during a nationwide lockdown in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, with museums, open air restaurants, cinemas and beaches opening to the public on Monday.

    Dogs were originally domesticated to assist humans in hunting approximately 15,000 years ago in Central Asia. Since then, they've become our loyal companions.

    In his classic self-help guide How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie asks, “Did you ever stop to think that a dog is the only animal that doesn't have to work for a living?" He then points out that these former hunting companions nowadays manage to make themselves useful simply by offering companionship: "A hen has to lay eggs, a cow has to give milk, and a canary has to sing. But a dog makes his living by giving you nothing but love.”

    Nowadays, dogs and their owners can be seen everywhere, on every continent and in a wide variety of conditions: on the street, in the car, at the beach and even on bicycles.

     

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