How do you develop trust? If you are a pet lover and adopt a dog or cat from your local humane society, what are the critical elements that establish trust between you and your new canine or feline? Is trust immediate? Does it take time in your experience? How consistent must you be in order to maintain it? What breaks trust? When we consider the critical elements to creating trust it is easy to see our successes and failures when we see it through the experience of those we love.