Dogs have always tried to be man’s best friends. However, there are times when we make their journey difficult. If you are going to own your first dog, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
They Love Actions
Human beings are vocal species. We love to talk to everyone. We love to chatter to our pets and buddies. Though dogs can understand our words (at least deduce what they mean), you must use more body language than words. Dogs have evolved drastically over the past few centuries. Today, they can understand human body language perfectly.
They can understand your thoughts and feelings, even before you realize them! Unfortunately, we send lots of signals to dogs in the form of words. These words are absolutely unnecessary. For example, asking the dog to stay by leaning forward is an invitation for the doggie to march towards you. But, when the little thing comes towards you, you ask him/her to stay! This can confuse the dog.
The Act of Touching Dogs!
Almost everyone loves to hug dogs. But, do you know that dogs may not like your hugs? Hugs can be treated as an awesome way of expressing our emotions to others. However, canids don’t have arms nor the intention to hug. Instead, the idea of hugging or placing a paw on another dog means “dominance” for canids.
Regardless of what you really mean, dogs are hardwired to consider hugs as an act of dominance. Also, dogs that love your hugs can act differently with other family members. It can be very challenging to identify dogs that love hugs and others that don’t. Do dogs love being patted (especially on their heads)? Well, the answer can be no. Studies declare that dogs don’t enjoy anyone touching their heads.