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10 Signs Your Dog Doesn’t Love You (Even if You Think They Do)

10 Signs Your Dog Doesn’t Love You.

Signs Your Dog Doesn’t Love You.

A dog's affectionate nature means they are inclined to shower us with love knowing that canines enjoy human company finding out that one doesn't like you can be quite jarring it's bad enough when you approach a strange dog and they do not want to be petted, but when you adopt a new dog into your family and they don't like you it's a little disheartening in this article we will talk about 14 signs that a dog may not be your biggest fan.

Number 10: they don't wag their tail when they see you.

You can learn a lot about your pet's feelings if you observe their tail closely, if you approach your dog and they start wagging their tail with a positive demeanor it means that your pet is content and happy to see you, a tucked tail, on the other hand, is an unmistakable indicator that the dog is feeling nervous or frightened on that note remember that not all wagging tails mean friendliness fast broad wags indicate the dog is happy especially when the dog's butt moves back and forth within their body a slow reluctant tail wag, on the other hand, is often a sign that the dog is insecure about a situation make sure to pay attention to the subtle differences between your dog's tail wags to understand how they are feeling.

Number 09: they don't want to cuddle after they eat.

Dogs are pack animals that crave companionship if your dog loves to play or cuddle with you that's a good thing they think of you as part of their pack and they find your company and attention pleasant what's more if your dog wants to cuddle with you after they eat it means they love you, dog cuddles after meals equate a strong love between owners and canines because this shows that your dog does not view you as just a feeding machine on the other hand if your pet is actively ignoring you it's often a sign that your pet is not happy and you may want to look into figuring out why but remember dogs often try to hide discomfort dogs who start acting differently around their favorite human might be trying to keep an ailment or injury to themselves a sudden change in behavior like this could warrant a visit to the vet.

Number 08: not making eye contact with you.

Animal behaviorists believe that a dog's ability to look into a human's eyes in a non-aggressive way was one of the first steps toward canine domestication they somehow learned that humans like eye contact and by looking into a person's eyes they establish a meaningful relationship when your dog is willing to gaze lovingly into your eyes it's a sign they trust you and understand you, on the contrary, if a dog isn't your biggest fan they will not meet your gaze and will back away this is because dogs most often choose flight as opposed to fighting by looking away from you your dog is trying to keep the peace and avoid an attack.

Number 07: they don't seem to want to sleep in your room.

Wolves and wild dogs purposefully sleep in small confined areas with pack members they trust to protect against predators, our dogs think that we are in their pack and feel like they can count on us to protect them in the face of danger, so if your dog doesn't want to sleep in the same room as you there may be a trust issue.

Number 06: they ignore your commands.

Some people think training a dog is all about the dog, but it's actually about the bond shared on both ends of the leash if a dog doesn't trust their owner they are less likely to respond well to training in fact many people who bring home newly adopted rescue dogs struggle with training because of trust many rescue dogs have seen the worst of humanity through abuse punishment and abandonment and trusting their new families doesn't come naturally while training right away is important it may take a rescue dog a few months to realize their new family is permanent plus research published in developmental science has shown that dogs actually ignore information they deem unnecessary so if your pet seems to be giving you the cold shoulder and ignoring your commands all of a sudden it's a good sign they're not happy with you.

Number 05: they wag their tail to the left when you are around.

It may be hard to catch but a dog will wag their tail to the left if they are suspicious of another dog or a person they don't trust, recent studies suggest that a tail wagging to the left indicates negative feelings fear or stress dogs may show this tail-wagging behavior in the presence of an unfamiliar dominant dog or person on the contrary tail wagging to the right indicates positive feelings or that your dog is relaxed often times dogs show this tail-wagging behavior when they love their owner.

Number 04: they disappear whenever you are around.

If your furry friend insists on maintaining a distance from you then there is a good chance they're trying to avoid you on purpose, dogs will more often disengage than opt for destructive behavior so if your dog disappears whenever you come in the room it's a fairly clear sign that they're feeling threatened or upset and want to get some distance, but remember hiding is also a sign of illness so if your pet is going missing in your house frequently it's time to call the vet.

Number 03: they don't relax when you're around.

Sleeping puts a dog in a very vulnerable position a happy dog will snooze relax and expose their belly, dogs are usually concerned about their safety and won't expose their vulnerable parts when they aren't sure about their surroundings so if your dog doesn't let its guard down when you're around it could mean they feel uncomfortable around you on that note remember that if your dog adopts a side sleeping or belly-up position it is an indication that they have no worries, they are relaxed and comfortable with their surroundings and have no uncertainty about it.

Number 02: they refuse your treats.

Your dog is no dummy, in fact, most animals will show that they're uncomfortable around a particular person feeling scared or upset by refusing to take a treat if you've ever noticed that your furry friend isn't too keen on the treats the vet hands out after giving them shots that's probably why.

Number 01: they don't bring you a present.

One of the cutest things that dogs do when they trust you is giving you toys bones or any random thing as a gift you may have no interest in your pup's tattered tennis ball but their willingness to share it with you is a sign of true affection this is because most dogs are possessive of their belongings they trust you enough to let you have a nibble at their bone knowing that you'll share it with them or give it right back so if your dog isn't willing to share their toys with you it may be a sign that they don't trust you enough.

Training the Best Dog Ever

 Training the Best Dog Ever
Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.

Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.