Human Behaviors that Dogs Hate and Wish You Wouldn't Do
In this video, we’ll discuss the top 23 human behaviors that dogs hate and wish you wouldn’t do.
There are certain human behaviors that dogs secretly hate. Here are some things that you didn't realize annoy your dog. Dinner Time Interruptions If someone kept touching you during your dinner time, you’d get annoyed. When your dog is eating, respect their bliss and let them be. Place the dish in a lowtraffic area, and instruct all your family members to let the dog eat in peace. Same food over and over Dogs don’t like it when you eat the best food, and all they get is dog food. Prepare a special meal for your dog. Luckily, you do not need to drastically change your dog’s food on a daily basis. Dogs have only a fraction of the taste buds that humans have, which means they don’t get bored of eating the same food as often as humans do. Being Put Away When Friends come over Dogs are very social animals. Keeping your dog in the backyard and ignoring them when your friends come over is like solitary confinement for your dog. Cleaning them too often Dogs keep themselves clean in their own especial 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. The smell of scented shampoos on their fur may send them running straight outside to roll on the stinkiest thing they can find. Being scolded without understanding why dogs don’t understand what they have done wrong or what is going on. By scolding your pet, you are passing your angry and negativity without addressing the main problem. Forced Socialization Just like humans, dogs simply don’t like bonding with certain dogs. Over Exercise extended runs or exercise can be hard or harmful for certain breeds or senior dogs. For instance, shortnosed breeds like pugs and bulldogs have respiratory issues and are not good for running long distances. Summer Heat Unlike humans, dogs don't sweat so they don't tolerate high temperatures as well as humans do. While your dog does have some sweat glands in their paws, these do little to help regulate their body temperature. Instead, A dog's primary cooling mechanism is panting. Roughhousing Children can sometimes agitate or annoy a dog. Kids may pull on a dog’s ears or tail, poke its eyes, or try to ride a big dog. Teasing them with treats Treats should be used as reward, but not an instrument to tease or trick your pet. The Baby Treatment Many dog owners confuse caring for their dogs with treating them like babies. Expecting a dog to do things he simply cannot or has no understanding of may lead to anxiety and confusion. A common example is a dog who chews expensive furniture or defecates in the house. In reality, the dog could be stressed, have separation anxiety, is sick or is not properly housetrained. Loud Music Loud noises are stressful for your dog because canines can hear sounds four times as far as humans. Thunder, fireworks, police sirens, and loud vehicles are probably the most common noise phobia triggers. People who listen to loud music in their cars with their dogs in the car are probably harming their dogs. Arguing in Front of Them When you are fighting with your spouse or a friend, dogs may try to break up a fight by barking or coming over to you with a toy. Some dogs will also steal your favorite belongings because they know you will leave the argument to chase them down. Ignoring Them After You Have A Baby Some pet owners ignore their dogs when they bring a baby into their home. This can be a difficult time for a dog because they’re no longer the center of the attention. Too Much Alone Time Dogs are very social animals and those who left alone in a home for ten or more hours each day can develop behavioral and psychological issues such as separation anxiety, destructive behavior, excessive barking, digging, or even escaping. You Give up There are times when it’s best to rehome a dog. But then there are the owners who give up without trying to address whatever issues they have with their pets. Unwanted behaviors such as destructive separation anxiety, leash aggression, or going potty inside can get better with training and age. And the vast majority of dogs in shelters don't make it out alive. Being Upset Recent studies have shown that when humans cry, their dogs also feel distress. if you are going through a period of depression or stress, it is bound to affect your dog. Being the Potty Police Canines want nothing more than to stop, sniff and explore their surroundings. Rushing your dog through a walk without allowing them to stop and sniff is unkind. A Tight Leash! Dogs can read humans tension levels through their leash. If you are keeping a loose leash, you are telling your dog that everything is fine and relaxed. A tight leash, on the other hand, means you are tense or nervous. Dogs get irritated if they are being pulled on their leash all the time.