So How to say sorry to your dog; A dog can be a man’s best friend. And if you have ever had to say sorry to your best friend, hopefully, this blog post will help you out.
You might think it is too difficult or not worth the effort but some easy steps will make saying sorry much easier for both of you.
There are a few different techniques and methods that can work depending on what type of apology situation you’re dealing with, so read on!
Here are 10 Steps Telling Your Dog You’re Sorry:
- Never raise your voice at the dog when you have to discipline him. A loud harsh command will only frighten him and make it more difficult for him to understand what you’re saying (he may think you’re yelling at him because he’s not sure).
- Stand up and thump your chest like a gorilla. This will get the dog’s attention and he’ll know you’re serious without being frightened by you yelling at him.
- If possible, hold him until he stops struggling or barking so that he can’t get away from you to run and hide under the bed, etc. Do this while you’re thumping your chest.
- Immediately after he’s been reprimanded, praise him for being a good boy and everything is fine between you again (and the dog will know). There are several ways to do this: give him a treat, tell him what a good dog he is, or pet him while telling him what a good boy he is.
- If you’re both sitting down, the dog will probably come over to you because it’s now safe for him to do so (he may even jump into your lap). At this point, pet him and tell him what a good boy he is. This will reinforce that everything is ok between you two again. Also, you’ll want to mark the time that passed from when he stopped struggling and barking to this point.
- Set up a special place for your dog outside of his crate where he can go to relax alone and won’t be interrupted by anyone (or anything). This way, when it’s time to settle down for a while, your dog will feel safe to go there and be undisturbed.
- When you’re ready to go to bed at night, take your dog’s collar off of him (if he wears one) or thoroughly wash his paws if he has been outside for the last 10 minutes, etc. This will make sure that nothing your dog may have gotten into while you were gone is still on the pads of his feet, which could burn him if it’s hot out.
- Be consistent in doing the above steps every time there is a problem so that your dog will learn to trust and respect his owner.
- Give your dog a proper place to sleep where he won’t be disrupted and where he won’t have to be on guard against being disturbed or hurt.
- And finally, whatever you do, don’t punish the dog by hitting him. If your dog comes running up to you with a guilty look on his face and a tail between his legs, it’s most likely because he knows that you’re upset about something and are about to punish him. He may have done nothing wrong, but he’s decided it doesn’t matter because you’re already angry with him, so he might as well just take his punishment, whatever it may be.
You can never make it 100% how your dog will react to what you say, but by following these 10 steps above, hopefully, you’ll be able to get across to your dog what you need him to hear.
Q: What if my dog starts biting me after I’ve said I’m sorry to him?
A: It takes time for your dog to learn that he can trust you again. If the biting continues, contact a professional trainer immediately.
Q: Why do dogs eat poop?
A: Dogs primarily eat poop (or anything else they can find) as a means of survival.
When dogs eat poop (or anything else they shouldn’t such as plants, garbage, etc.), it’s an indication that their digestive system needs some help and/or you may be overfeeding your dog.
Many experts recommend feeding at least twice a day and using high-quality low-fat food which will reduce the amount of poop your dog produces.
There is also a new product out that helps dogs produce more digestible, nutrient-rich feces which makes it less appetizing to eat. You can read about this on Dog Tipper.
Q: Why does my dog try to drink from the toilet?
A: There are several reasons why a dog may drink from the toilet. The most common reason is that the water in his bowl or on the floor is too dirty for him to drink, so he’s trying to find cleaner water.
Q: Why does my dog follow me around the house all the time?
A: This is a sign that your dog is very attached to you and/or is also a sign of anxiety.