Did you notice how many Superbowl commercials featured dogs or had dogs in them this year?  You can hardly blame the advertisers. There are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States and 39% of U.S. households own at least one dog.  Dogs are highly trainable and are oh so cute!  What’s not to love about a St. Bernard / Golden Retriever mix who is willing to lose a few pounds in order to fit through the doggy door so he can chance a Volkswagen bug.  Or, a Great Dane who makes a deal with his owners to supply Doritos if the owner keeps mum about the cat’s whereabouts.  I created a playlist in YouTube of all the dog related commercials in case you missed any of them.  I also added the making of the Volkswagen The Dog Strikes Back.