Is your dog hesitant around you? It’s time you considered making an improvement in your relationship with your lovely pet. Life is not all about relating well with your fellow human beings. There is much more fun in relating well with your pet. This case, a good relationship between you and your dog can impact your life in several positive aspects. Sometimes pets do need compassion and understanding just like we human beings do. Did you know that training your dog equips you with parenting skills? It gives you a sense of responsibility thus preparing you for a good parenting life. I understand how difficult it can be creating a fruitful relationship with your dog. Not to worry though, below is a list of 10 tricks to make dogs love you. Hope you find the tips helpful.
10 Tricks to Make Your Dog Love You
1. Feed Your Dog Well
Feeding your dog involves something more than just putting food in a bowl and walking your way. It should be more of interaction that just making food available for your dog. You know, the dog should always feel and as well see that you are the food provider. Dumping his/her food in a bowl will send a different signal to the dog and he won’t even realize that you are the provider. Let the feeding be an interactive activity. Mark you, if you really want to get your way into a dog’s heart, you have to take care of its stomach. The food doesn’t have to be nutritious. All you need to do is to make sure that your dog learns that you’re the food provider.
2. Let Your Dog Accompany You to Work
Building a good relationship with your dog is basically the mission here. You, this whole process will entail a serious training for the dog. If possible, you can even do a therapy dog team training. Train your dog on some basic simple tasks. Like picking something for you. For instance, if you are a carpenter, it’s good that you involve your dog in your work as a simple task assistance. Train him to pick things like saws, pliers, and nails. Let him understand the terms and how he/she should respond to the terms appropriately. It takes patience and devotion to achieve this. But trust me it’s worth it.
3. Invite Him to Your Bedroom
I know this can be difficult at times. Nonetheless, the trick is quite effective as far as earning your dog’s special love is concerned. The experience can be quite scary for dogs and more especially for puppies. But with two or more nights, the experience will drive off the fear and welcome home the feeling that you are indeed his/her family.
4. Listen And Understand Your Dog
Do you think this is impossible? Trust me it is not. Learn the expression your dog’s puts on under different situations. We as human beings tend to be offended and take various dog expressions as personal insults and end-up misunderstanding the dog. When your dog says no, kindly understand him. Maybe he is not feeling well. Come to think of it, why should you feel offended when your dog says no to your request? I mean, we do ask fellow human beings to do something and when they say know, we assume that they have reasons behind the “NO”. The same should also apply to your dog. Be considerate enough with your dog and maybe try to understand the reason behind her negative response.
5. Learn Your Dog’s Likes And Dislikes
This sounds obvious, right? I mean even with your human partner, if you want to keep a healthy relationship, the first basic action to take is to learn his/her likes and dislikes. This helps avoid unnecessary misunderstandings in the future. The same way, try identifying what your dog likes and what he/she doesn’t like.
6. Comfort Him/Her When Afraid:
Just like human beings, dogs also do have emotions. There those dogs that are freaked out by sudden loud sounds. Do not ignore the fact that she is frightened. Take your time and comfort her. Show her that you are there for her and she should shake off her fears. This gives the dog a sense of being owned and loved and trust it will reciprocate the same portion to you.
Pro note: You will know your dog is startled when he/she hides behind you after a loud sound/bang.
7. Give Him/Her A Separate Space:
This mostly applies to the adopted dogs. Being adopted is quite stressful even with us human beings live alone the dogs. It gives such a boring feeling ever experienced since the beginning of the universe. Therefore, giving your newly adopted dog his own space will give him a wonderful environment to relax and adopt the new life. Investing in the best dog beds for your dog is something I would recommend. Make sure that the place you give him/her is out of the way but somewhere he/she can see everything going on within the house. Most probably at the far end corner of your living room.
8. Protect Your Dog:
There is no wonderful feeling than having it in mind that someone protects and cares about you. It’s such an amazing feeling every living being deserves to experience. Even though dogs are mostly accommodated to protect us, they also need our protection as well. A different protection at that. For example, if your dog doesn’t like interacting with specific people, it’s okay telling them what your dog likes and he doesn’t like. Keep him away from those people.
9. Groom Your Dog
Grooming your dog comes in as a part of protection but I thought I should put it as an independent tip/point. Am sure, at some point, we have all been little kids. Can you imagine that feeling when your mom grooms you and all that? It’s a good feeling, right? It makes every kid love his/her mother. This same case will definitely apply to your dog as you continue grooming him/her regularly.
10. Play With Your Dog
It’s good to keep your dog under training but not throughout the entire day. Create some time for you two to have fun together. Do not strain his little brain. At least loosen up the routine a bit and let and give him some free time. Play and have fun together.