2 years ago
Last edited at 8:45AM on 3/2/2012
Dogs are much like people .. They have emotions, they have preferences, they get sick .. and they all have past experiences.
If you have a dog that you have acquired that is hard to 'get to know', or 'bond' with .. you have to primarily consider it's history. An abused or neglected dog may not be socialized like other more friendlier dogs. They need a little more patience and loving care to help them adjust and learn to trust again.
Don't get caught up in thinking that all it takes is treats .. that is not exactly the most 'healthy' way to bond. Too many treats can cause other issues. Patience ... is key. Animals can not communicate like people do .. They use many other senses to communicate. The tone of your voice, body language, and even smells can cause animals to react.
well... first what you need to do is stop calling the dog/bitch "it" u should consider them as persons ... Him/Her!!... you won't get your Droid Phone to love you anytime soon... so the first step is to see the Dog as a significant other... you can't love an "it"... scratch them behind the ears... Dogs Love that!!...
for some reason every dog I've ever owned. Has loved me way too much. I think it's because I consider them to be intelligent and I treat them that way. Dogs figure us out by looking at our facial expressions and actions. And I think they know that I would never hurt them. That's why I think my dogs love me
2 years ago
Last edited at 12:08PM on 3/2/2012
don't be mean to the dog and give it ONE treat every day in the morning and when it does good things it needs to start doing or doesn't usually do. never hit it and if you play with the dog don't yell at 'it' because when a dog growls at you and/or bites you it is usually your fault.
You know, that's sort of like asking how to make your sister love you. It's more complex than treats and petting. Dogs are very sophisticated and sensitive animals. I have a Golden named Abby who is 3 years old now. Dogs are intelligent, and as I said, very sensitive to emotions. Treat them that way. I talk to Abby, and personally, I don't find it weird at all. Because although she can't understand all of my words, she understands my emotions. As far as what you can physically do, your dog should be getting an hour of exercise a day or more. Lack of activity in dogs can lead to depression. A healthy diet, (I would never recommend something like Purina. One good brand is Blue Buffalo,) and lots of love. Cuddle with your pup in bed. My Abby is like my own giant fluffy pillow! In the end, it all boils down to respect and TLC. <3
2 years ago
Last edited at 6:38AM on 3/3/2012
First-- you've already made a mistake with your animal if you have to ask this question. Second-- your attention to the dog is extremely important (squeaky toys worked for me, throw and fetch, I have 4 dogs, 3 sleep with me, one is very attached to solid baseball size rubber balls, boy, does he jump in the air for those). Third-- There isn't any yelling or cursing them, but they are corrected with words. <Most dogs have the mind of a three year old child (fact), so they do learn, feelings can be hurt, and they remember..>
I have taken 2 abused dogs in in my life and they turned out wonderfully.