“Pet owners everywhere will empathize with the need to know our dogs’ likes and dislikes, in spite of the looks that tell us that we might be pampering them a bit. Knowing what you could be doing to annoy your dog is vital because that annoyance explains all the times he behaves out of turn. It allows you the time to make necessary changes to make living with your dog a little easier. We may be stepping on our dog’s toes in more ways than one. It’s easy to be clueless about what these little missteps are, especially since with do them out of genuine love and concern for Fido. To make our lives as pet owners a little easier, we can take a little time to get a grip on the little things that get a little on our dog’s nerves.”
Our dogs want to be our best friends. But, sometimes we make it very difficult for our fur friends without even realizing it. Find out how you can fix the annoying habits that drive dogs nuts!
21. USING WORDS INSTEAD OF BODY LANGUAGE
Let’s face it. We humans love to talk as we are vocal species. But we forget that our dogs are not vocal communicators. Other than simple commands like sit, walk, stay, treat,dogs can’t understand human language. They however have evolved to be expert body language readers.
So next time, try spending a whole day communicating with your dog by only using body language. Your dog will love you “talking” to her without using any sound.
20. KEEPING PROLONGED EYE CONTACT
Eye contact is very important for human interaction because it is a sign of trustworthiness. But, dogs perceive prolonged eye contact as domineering, unnerving and uncomfortable.
Next time when you try to say hello to a new dog, try to angle your body slightly when you are facing the dog, avoid prolonged eye contact, and speak softly. All these cues will let them know that you mean no harm.