Things Dogs Hate And Wish You Would Stop Doing

Dogs are fairly easy to please. They love treats, walks, and attention from their favorite people. However, there are some things that you mustn’t do to your dog. In this article, we’ll talk about things that your dog hates and wishes you’d stop doing.


A well-fitted harness gives your pooch the support they need to walk on a lead comfortably. If your dog isn’t good at walking to heel or they lunge at other dogs’ birds or squirrels, they need adequate structure around their body. Not only does this give you better control, but it’s kinder on your pet’s throat. You wouldn’t want to be dragged around by your neck, neither does your dog. And remember, a dog can easily be leash trained with the use of a proper harness and positive reinforcement. There is no need to have to tug on the leash when the dog knows his limits and is rewarded when they can heal.


Make sure you pay attention to your dog’s cues. If it is too hot or too cold to go out, a walk may not be the best idea. Oftentimes, humans like a midday walk, but keep in mind that in the middle of summer, the

pavement could be scorching hot and very uncomfortable on your dog’s paws. In the winter, you will want to make sure the temperature is not too cold and that there is a place to walk where the snow is cumbersome. Dogs can get snow in between their toes making it painful to walk.


Many dog owners see puppies nipping, barking, growling, and tackling each other and assume they’re fighting. But the truth is: that is how dogs play and learn. Through this kind of interaction, dogs learn to control the intensity of their bites so that no one gets hurt. Breaking them up can stunt their doggy social skills. The only time an owner needs to remove their pup is if one of the dogs is clearly scared, tail tucked trying to get away or appears to be panicked.


Dogs are pack animals when they are in the wild, they do everything together and they are loyal to the pack. For a domestic dog, you are the leader of their pack. When you are not able to spend enough time with your dog, they can develop separation anxiety. Thus, make sure you take them for walks and give them a lot of attention when you can. If you work longer hours; it is a good idea to have someone stop in and check on your pet. You can also take them to a doggy daycare now and then so they can socialize with other animals and humans while you are away.


Feeling tense or bored? keep in mind your dog is probably going through the same feelings. We never enjoy having such feelings. Dogs likewise. If you notice your dog is bored or tense, just make sure to

check with yourself first as your dog is mostly mirroring your feelings.


Snoot kissing is a sign of affection for humans and dogs love any attention, but the problem starts when you grab their face to plant a smooch on their muzzle or face even the friendliest dog will lean away from a person coming toward their face. Many dog bites have resulted from this situation. It is especially important for parents to teach their children early not to touch a canine snoot. Interestingly enough a

study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior has shown that dogs show signs of stress like elevated heart rates when they are touched on the head or muzzle.


Don’t buy clothes for your pet just because they may look cute in them. When it is cold, you may want to dress your dog for walks, but also keep in mind that they have fur to help regulate their body temperature. If you do live in a colder climate and choose to use a jacket, ensure that it is not too restrictive.


Keep it simple. Dogs can be trained to learn a lot of things, but Remember; they do not understand human language. Commands with too many words confuse and frustrate them. Use keywords rather than

long phrases, and reinforce these words with gestures and body language.


It may seem all fun and games from your perspective but that’s hardly the case. Treats should be used as reward but not an instrument to tease or trick your pet.


Dogs keep themselves clean in their own special way, and their body scent is a way of communicating with other dogs or animals. If you wash your dog too frequently when they aren’t actually dirty, you’re doing them no favors. Likewise, when you wash your dog, it’s important to not use scented products. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell. So even a very mild scent to humans has potential to really irritate them. The smell of scented shampoos on a dog’s fur may send them running straight outside to roll in the stinkiest thing they can find. This is because they want to change their body scent.


Dogs are creatures of habit. They get accustomed to a schedule and come to expect certain things at certain times. Try to have a regular schedule for everything; from feeding, to playtime. A dog depends on

routine and may experience anxiety if it is not followed. if you do not follow a routine, it is important to make one and then stick to it.


If you are not sure how to trim your dog’s nails properly it is better left to a professional. When you cut your dog’s nails too short, you’ll be cutting their blood vessel and nerve found in the nail. This can result in a lot of blood loss and it hurts your dog on the flip side. If the nails are too long after clipping, they get in the way of your dog’s walking and can cause pain.