Dogs are socialized and domesticated, bred to suit public life, household and human needs. Dogs are probably the only animalistic members of the society: They need to buy train tickets, go to the hair dresser, get educated in schools and have to pay taxes: Dogs become the animal equivalent to the human.
But there is still an ambivalence. Its existence is stuck in the discrepancy between loved and hated, tended and tortured.
The dog becomes an indicator for a society’s condition: regarding people's behavior towards their dogs, one can perceive the self-understanding of a community.
Ultimately, dogs become a metaphor for humanity itself–for different forms of social existence.