Sure, take care of your pet, but don’t dress it up in human clothes, or treat it like an accessory. In doing so, you’re holding it to your human standards, treating it like a human child, which is not just unnatural, it’s stupid and degrading. Put your ego aside, let your dog, be a dog.
“Berns’s findings are compelling, but his conclusion, that dogs should have rights like those of human children, is troubling. Treating dogs like children demeans them and encourages us to disregard what is unique about their intelligence and character.”