Dogs have their language of telling people how they love and adore them. For instance, there might be some gestures that they act for you to know it. Well, you have just been attentive at times because it might be an essential thing to address. On the other hand, while dogs have this kind of language, people show love and interests too through some actions. One of which is by petting your dog or someone else’s.
Surely, you have an idea of how it is to pet a dog. You go and approach a dog and pet it adorably. But there are times that dogs tend to go away immediately and ignore you without hesitation. You might be wondering why a thing happens when you have tried your best to care for them. Yet, did you know that there is a correct way to pet your dog?
Either your the owner or just a part of the neighborhood, somehow this thing matters. Well, who knows? You might be the next dog whisperer in an instant! As there are many things to keep in mind, knowing the basics are the first thing that you should do.
And so, here are some insights with knowing and caring for your dog genuinely.
Pet Your Dog Softly
Sometimes the best thing for you to do is to become gentle. Dogs have a sense too if you’re too aggressive with them so better be careful. Maintaining a calm mood helps you to get to know a dog better and creates a therapeutic atmosphere. Moreover, it can provide a strong foundation of trust and ease your dog’s feel-good hormones.
So, keeping everything light and soft will make the process smooth for both of you. Also, take note to pet through the direction where the fur grows.
When people and owners get comfortable, they tend to hug dogs as a sign of petting them. But, as much as you could, never do this kind of thing. This kind of manner is an uncomfortable thing for dogs. Although it has become a habit, try to lessen this thing a bit. It might also be stressful for dogs when we sometimes have this irresistible urge to cuddling them.
Find the best spot!
If you’re an expert, then you have probably an idea concerning this matter. As what people usually see or do, you pet your dog through patting its head or somewhere near its face. However, studies suggest that you should disregard this gesture. It may be a sign of invasion of personal space or threatening matter to them.
Instead, reach for your dog’s shoulder and base of the neck and touch its shoulders. Also, never pat a dog’s belly as it might be unsafe for you at some cost.
While these three insights might help you get closer to your dog, never reject some methods that might help you be safe too. Sometimes, even our dogs love us so much, and there comes the point that they become too aggressive to protect themselves as well. It’s safe to say that it’s also your responsibility as an owner to know these things. So, if you have enough time, train them as much as you could. And, if you think there’s much more to know, see this video below to know some details!