Our pets are like family to us. Sometimes Pet-Parents we tend to forget that they do not understand us like our fellow human beings.
A lot of Pet-Parents try to have conversations with their dog or unknowingly send them signals through our body language which might be interpreted by them in a different way.
We want you to know that a lot of people make these mistakes and our puppies end up getting confused or frustrated by them. But you don’t have to worry because you can always improve and communicate better with your dog. Here are 5 ways in which you can prevent these mistakes or actions!
- Getting Frustrated Yourself:
Dogs try to get anything and everything between their teeth. It’s natural to them and they really don’t understand what your favourite shoes mean to you! Also, this does not mean that you let them do whatever they like. Instead of punishing them, try to train them and improve their behaviour and this needs patience!
They love consistency. Without a proper routine, a dog feels confused. Sometimes we can be very inconsistent with our behaviour towards our dogs. One week they’re allowed on the bed and the next we scold them for it. Creating boundaries and sticking to them is very important.
- Pointing At Them With Our Fingers:
There are a lot of articles about how pointing fingers at a doggo is a “stress inducer” for them. Experts suggest that it is often accompanied with an angry gesture, a hovering stance, and a stern tone. Your pup may not remember what he did to deserve the “finger point,” but he will know that you’re upset with him, causing anxiety.
- Not Getting Enough Exercise:
Our four-legged friends can get bored if they don’t get enough physical and mental stimulation. Those who are unsatisfied and bored will often start destructive behaviors such as chewing and digging, which leads to unfair punishment and stress. Your puppy is dependent on you for getting good exercise, mentally and physically.
- Staring At A Dog You Don’t Know:
There’s a big difference between staring at your own pet and staring at a stray or someone else’s pet. If you’re meeting another pet, be wary about making eye contact because some dogs might think of it as a challenge which in turn would raise their stress levels. Staring for too long can make them feel uncomfortable.
Improving your behaviour will lead to improving their behaviour as well. After all, they’re family and we’ll do anything for our family!
For more interesting articles about dogs and their behaviour, keep reading Dogge Discussion!