Augusto Deoliveira grew up on a farm in Brazil with dozens of dogs, and he learned how to communicate with them at a very young age.
Fast forward to recent history when a video of Augusto and his pack of German Shepherds surfaced on the internet and showed the world the amazing connection/bond and control he has with his pups - who Augusto is frequently seen strolling around town with, often without using any leashes whatsoever.
Like any dog owner has to, Augusto does use leashes at times, and while it is true that Augusto has a special gift, it is also very clear to me personally that the gift he possesses is the time/care he gives to his dogs. I see and hear many people who want their dogs to be well behaved but just expect them to be that way out of the womb, without putting in the hours, days and years of friendship and guidance that dog's need in order to stabilize their behavior and enjoy the many gifts that their company can bring.
"I love spending time with my dogs," Augusto admits with passion. "My dogs know me as part of the pack. I spend a lot of time with them, I feed them, I let them out, I exercise them, I do everything with them."
Do yourself a favor and check out the video of Augusto and his pups. It's inspirational - as it shows that in the end, all you need is love, and that the results of giving that love can be astounding.
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