Here’s a look at some of these things-
1- Leaving the dog alone
Dogs are domesticated animals craving human presence.Leaving your dog at your friend’s house isn’t going to help as all it wants is you. Try taking your dog with you if the situation permits.
2.Not allowing him near strangers
A dog sniffs out strangers to know more about them. it is his natural instinct. Snubbing him for being too inquisitive is not the solution. Of course, do teach him to be civilized!
3.Not playing with him
Once again, go out and play with him. Dogs are playful by nature because they learn everything through play. Not playing with him simmers down his spirit. it is good for your sedentary lifestyle too.
3.Not letting him cuddle with you?
You have had a bad day. Dogs have an uncanny ability to sense your mood and hence may want to shoo away your worries with a cosy cuddle or a slobbery lick.Let him do it. it will only ease your pain.
4. Not giving him a bite of ‘your food’
This is heartbreaking for them as they try to coax you with their all-innocent and starry eyes. You scored a brownie point by not giving him a bite of your food. But remember, not all foods are meant for dogs. Your dog should learn that quickly.
5- Locking him in when strangers arrive around
You just strangled your dog’s friendly attitude.Show him proudly to your guests.
6- Not letting him sniff around
We know you can’t and he will learn it over time. But for the time being, I am speaking for them!
8- Not cleaning his water bowl
You clean his food bowl every time after the meal. But what about the water bowl? Do you remember to clean it daily? Imagine if you are made to drink water in your used glass every time? Now you know what to do!
9-Discipling him for petty things
Snubbing him for every petty thing makes him apprehensive of your behaviour. Your dog is your friend and so should be treated like one.
The way you treat your dog speaks volumes of your humane disposition. Give back love for his love. This is why we are called humans.