8 Things Your Dog Does Not Like You Should Know!
Having your pet is very amazing, so many people prefer to take dogs as a pet because their behavior is flexible and they can adapt to the environment in which we live.
Dogs can easily get used to our lifestyle and take them with us for walks, dinner or the sea, but there are some behaviors that dogs do not like that we must pay attention to so that they do not lead to strange or aggressive behavior!
Here are some things dogs may not be comfortable with:
1. Leave dogs alone, without company
Dogs make friends easily. Puppies are deeply interested in spending time with other dogs, people, and any species they wish to interact with socially. They usually play, relax, explore, and travel with company. However, we often leave dogs alone: at home, in kennels, or in the veterinary clinic.
In these situations, gullible dogs can't be sure we'll ever come back to collect them. Only after the experience are they likely to expect a reunion, and even then, their experience depends on the context.
At home, we may try to enforce dog-free areas. Naturally, many dogs protest. How can they stay with their (human) social group when they are separated behind impenetrable barriers (doors)? This explains why dogs often demand to be allowed in when their human families are there, and why those in separation-related distress often find some solace in being indoors.
2. Dogs do not like bright lights
Dogs live in the olfactory world, while ours is primarily visual. So, while televisions may offer a visual feast to humans, the parks and beaches are an aromatic feast for dogs.
The added challenge is dogs move around as they explore the world, while often sitting still. They may not enjoy the inertia we enjoy in front of a flashing and noisy lightbox.
3. Dogs get used to our scent and don't like changing it
Shoes, coats, wallets, bags, and suitcases: Countless scents cling to these items after we take them to stores and workplaces, and then back to our dogs. Cleaning products, soaps, deodorants, and shampoos also change the scents our dogs are used to.
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Dogs change their coats at least once a year. In return, we change the outer cladding every day. This means that the scents we carry change much more than dogs might expect.
In their olfactory world, it should be puzzling for dogs to encounter our ever-changing scents, especially for species that use scent to identify familiar individuals and intruders.
4. Dogs feel uncomfortable when we cuddle them
How humans use their front limbs contrasts sharply with how dogs work. We might use it to hold large items that the dog has to pull, but also to hold each other and express affection.
Dogs loosely cling to each other when wrestling and also when mating and fighting. Attachment to another dog impedes a quick escape. How do puppies know what a human hug means when this behavior of a dog could be a threat?
5. We do not like to be bitten
Play fighting is fun for many puppies and helps them bond with other dogs. But they should monitor the behavior of other dogs in play fights and know when they have used their small, sharp teeth excessively.
Humans are more prone to pain from playful puppy jaws than other dogs, and so we can react negatively to their attempts to play the fight with us.
Dogs interact almost completely with objects using a muzzle. And to nourish, they use their jaws, teeth, and tongue.
Dogs also "bite" other dogs when playing, expressing affection and communicating everything from "more" to "please don't" to "hold back!" So, of course, they try to use their mouths when communicating with us, and they must be baffled how often we get offended.
6. Dogs do not like to eat from the plate
Dogs are opportunistic and naturally get food wherever you find them. In return, we offer them their own food.
Puppies should be puzzled by our reaction when we find them snacking from chairs and tables, in lunch boxes and kitchen boxes. We should not be surprised when dogs discover food that we have left somewhere easily accessible.
7. Dogs define their territories and share it with others
We visit other dog lands, bring back their scents, and allow unfamiliar human and dog visitors into our dog's home. Dogs did not evolve to accept such interference and threats to their safety and resources.
We should not be surprised when our dogs treat visitors with suspicion or when our dogs deal with visitors.
8. Dogs may not be comfortable with a human hand
No wonder some dogs grow up to fear the human hand as it moves around. We can make it easier for dogs to accept many activities related to the hand if we train them to cooperate with rewards.
But humans often misread their fears and may embrace them with violence that exacerbates the problem. Shy dogs can easily become defensive and find their way into shelters, where the life expectancy of nettles and biting is poor.
Overall, dogs show an amazing ability to adapt to the mysteries we throw at them. Their behavioral resilience provides us with lessons in resilience and how we live simply and socially. Our challenge is to understand the absence of cunning and hatred in everything they do.