I don't think my first post went through, let me try this again lol.
Hey there. It's been a long while since I've posted a response here. But your thread intrigued me as I am also the same way you are.
I also happen to be an activist for the zoo community complete with blogs, youtube videos, educating people and the like.
I'm also in a relationship, not online but in person. I've been attracted to animals since around 8 or so. I've been in the community for about 10 years now and I am open to the people around me about who I am.
1. You are not normal. Normalcy implies that the majority agrees, participates or are zoos themselves. Zoosexuals are not a majority, therefore not normal. However don't let that get you down as being normal isn't good or bad, it just is. There is no logical reason to want to be normal other than to fit in with most everybody...and frankly, who wants to do that?
2. Is it wrong? Well that is debatable. Depends on the situation. Question is, why would you look to others to tell you if you are wrong or right? I suppose your first objective would be to ask yourself is your dog in any pain because of this? Is he happy and healthy and well taken care of? DId you have to force him to do anything? Did you manipulate or coerce him in any way? If you are ethical about it, then no I personally don't see it as wrong.
Wrong is making him do something that he doesn't want to do. Wrong is manipulating him with food to get him to perform. Wrong is neglecting to care for him properly....I could go on with this.
So with that said, if you have any questions that I can further help you with, feel free to contact me on yahoo messenger or AIM as zooliberation. Also google zooliberation and all of my stuff should pop up.