Hugs may not be appreciated by dogs. Allow them to cuddle on their terms. Take note of your body language. Avoid if you are uncomfortable.
Avoid getting in dogs' faces, approaching them, or prodding them. Be gentle with them, reward them, and step back if they exhibit symptoms of fear or hostility.
Dogs require rules and routine to feel secure and happy. Establish feeding and exercise programs for them. Predictability improves their happiness.
Dogs are bothered or scared by yelling and harsh punishment. It is more beneficial to use positive reinforcement and redirection towards favored behavior.
Most dogs despise wearing garments unless they are progressively introduced as puppies. Begin with tiny gifts and rewards, keep an eye out for discomfort, and avoid costumes.
Dogs have a 10k-100k times greater sense of smell than humans. Avoid spraying them directly and applying strong fragrances/chemicals around them.
Dogs hate being alone and may develop separation anxiety. Spend time with them, set a routine, provide exercise and mental stimulation, and find a trusted pet sitter if needed.
Forcing your dog into frightening circumstances produces stress. Gradually introduce the trigger, rewarding quiet behavior. If the phobia is severe, get professional help.
Dogs can detect and respond to your emotions. Maintain a schedule and spend time with your dog to provide emotional support. Take a walk to feel better.
Dogs enjoy walks for more than exercise; it's a chance for them to explore primarily through scent. Rushing them is unkind, give time to sniff & mark.