Dogs are known to be man’s best friend. They’re quite friendly and you’ll rarely ever see this furry friend being aggressive or mad. But does that mean that dogs don’t have their own set of likes and dislikes? Absolutely not. Although you might have never seen your dog throwing a fit or a tantrum, there are other ways like going through the garbage can, or chewing slippers and shoes Your dog may be used to express anger and disgust. There are a variety of human actions that might annoy your dog, as well as cause it to get anxious and hurt. Have you ever wondered what it is that you do to irritate or annoy your dog? If yes, here’s a list of the 10 things that humans do and your dog secretly wishes you wouldn’t do.
Not using body language to express
Many dog owners are under the wrong impression that their dog understands their verbal commands. Although this might be true to some extent, dogs mainly rely on verbal commands paired with gestures to understand what the owner is trying to communicate. Pay special attention to your body language. When you’re trying to train your dog or train it to do some tricks. The dog will associate the body language with the command and if you merely rely on verbiage, it will leave the dog confused about what to do and might end up annoying it. In some extreme cases. Some dogs may even express their frustration by barking scratching or growling.
Using ill-fitting harness
Would you like it if someone was to drag you around the streets using a harness that tightly sits around your neck? No. The same is the case with your furry friend. Choosing a harness that is either too loose or too tight can be one of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a dog owner. A harness that is too loose will slip right off whereas the one that is too tight can congest the dog’s respiratory tract and affect blood circulation causing utmost discomfort. Make sure that you pick the right harness size and observe your dog’s body language to be 100% certain that it is comfortable and at ease. Also, avoid pushing or tugging on the leash too much. let it loose so that your dog can enjoy a little bit of freedom.