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7 Signs You Need to Urgently Fix Your Relationship With Your Dog

Dogs are believed to be one of the most loyal animals, capable of loving their owners very much. However, sometimes a dog may not feel affection toward its owner.

5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you about signs that show your dog doesn’t love you.

It doesn’t wag its tail when it sees you.

Your pet’s tail movements can reveal a lot about its mood.

Usually, the dog begins to wag its tail at the sight of its owner, thus demonstrating joy about their presence.

If the dog doesn’t wag its tail when it sees you but raises it, this means that it’s alert and feels a threat coming from you. A tail between the legs means that your dog is afraid of you.

It tries to bite you when you pet it.

Playful nibbling on your hand is a dog’s way of expressing love and affection.

An aggressive dog, however, will growl, bark, or snarl, it’ll show its teeth, and its body will be tense. Aggressive biting is usually faster than playful biting, so it’s easy to tell the difference between the 2.

It’s worth remembering that a dog rarely shows aggression just because it doesn’t like you. Most likely, it senses a threat coming from you and tries to defend itself.

It doesn’t meet your gaze.

In many cases, a dog expresses its love and loyalty to the owner through eye contact. Also, eye contact helps a person build trust with their dog.

If your dog prefers not to meet your gaze, it may not have good feelings for you.

It growls or barks at you.

Barking is not always a bad thing. For example, a dog may bark, demanding your attention or wanting to immediately play with you.

However, if your pet barks at you as if you were a stranger, and you can’t think of a logical reason why, you have a dog that has a problem with you.

Growling, on the other hand, is the easiest way for a dog to show how it feels about you. Growling signals that the dog doesn’t trust you and feels threatened by you for one reason or another.

It evades your presence.

If your dog evades your presence and tries to keep its distance, then this is a sure sign that it doesn’t like you.

When communicating with your dog, try not to raise your voice, don’t use physical strength, and reward it for good behavior. Spend as much time as possible with your pet, and try to build a strong bond with it.

It ignores your commands.

If your dog ignores your commands, it’s possible that it doesn’t take you for a leader.

If this is the case, you should change your training methods. It’s unlikely that you will succeed in training your pet if you show aggression toward it or, conversely, act too softly.

It refuses to play with you.

Playing with your dog is a powerful way to strengthen your bond with it. Dogs really love playing, so it’s very important to find time for this.

If the dog doesn’t seem to be willing to play with you, most likely, it doesn’t feel love for you.

Please note: This article was updated in December 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.

Check the video for useful tricks to make your pet happier

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