Are you annoying your dog?

May 30th, 2018

Are you annoying your dog?  You may say no way but I bet you are guilty of at least something that makes your dog cringe.I recently read an article from Modern Dog magazine, see link below, that talked about the 12 things humans do to annoy dogs.  I thought surely I am not guilty of any of these things.  My dog adores me, I am the greatest dog mommy ever!!!  Then I started going down the list.  Uh oh!!  I found one, no make that two, that I am somewhat guilty of…

#2- HUGGING… I really love my dog, he is like a big soft stuffed animal.  Sometimes I hug him.  Not too hard and not too long but I still hug him.  I know he isn’t overly fond of it because he cringes when my daughter hugs him.  I can see it in his face. He is not totally comfortable but he tolerates it.  Now most of the time when I hug him it is when he is laying on my bed.  I just swoop in and steal a little cuddle and he licks me on my face and that’s the end of it.  But I have to admit there are those occasions when I squeeze a little too hard and he pulls away.  Bad mommy!!

#7- INTERRUPTED SLEEP… Finn is a dreamer.  A full on yelping, whining, crying, running in his sleep kind of dog.  For some reason it really bothers me when he whines in his sleep.  I don’t want my baby to have a nightmare!!  So I will gently call his name or rub my hand or foot on his back.  He usually wakes up but then falls back to sleep.  So is that a bad thing?  I am not sure but I don’t want to startle him.  So maybe I will just let him chase that bunny next time…

So there you have it!  My two guilty habits that annoy my dog.  I am sure you have some too!  Don’t deny it.  Have a read for yourself and feel free to share your guilty habits, you will feel better!


Have a tail wagging day!