Your dog could hate the things you do, and you may not even realize it. The things that irritate dogs are different from the things that irritate humans. Generally, dogs dislike hugs, not being allowed to sniff, a lack of routine, and more. Even the most laid-back dog will hate some of the things we humans do—if they tolerate it, it’s just because they love you or don’t want to be dominant. Yes, certain things are unavoidable, like vet visits or grooming. However, there are other ways we can try to take it easy on our dogs. No two dogs are exactly the same, so what one dog hates another dog may enjoy. Not sure what your dog loves or hates? Read on for the rundown, and then find out if your dog is happy.
7- Pat Them On The Head
It’s a gesture meant to convey affection, and many people love to do it. But patting our dogs on the head is not popular with them. Most of them dislike it and will move away to avoid it. They do usually enjoy having their heads—including their ears and the sides of their faces—smoothly stroked, which is more likely to make them happy, keep them near and cause them to lean in for more.
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