Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How To Win Your Dog's Trust

 By; Ed Gonzalez

Do you wonder why some dogs are close to people and others are not? Owners and other persons must be able to adjust to the dog and not the other way around. Sometimes, unknowingly we scare them and they scamper to a safe hiding place. You will have to gain their confidence. Treat them rightfully and they will become friendly towards you. It won't be easy but you can try and if you do not it will never happen.. This is not a difficult task to do. You must take time out to accomplish this. Remember the saying “ that dogs are man's best friend”. You can have a great and loving best friend with you in your house. Just make the effort and do it.

Here are some ways that you do to make your dogs close to you:

 1. When approaching your dog you must be careful. Always approach them with your hands on your side. Never come running to them and never extend both arms to them. They'll be scared stiff and they will avoid you. They may think that you are trying to harm them. Always be calm and do not act in a hurry when approaching the dog. They are very cautious when you do not approach them using the right procedure.

2. When you come forward to meet your dog, do it on equal grounds. They do not like it when you are standing erect. Get down on your knees to meet them. When you remain standing they will think that you are threatening them. Have a happy facial expression when you come into contact with them. Dogs are sensitive, they know if you are being truthful or not.

3. When you get their admiration, you can pick them up. You must make sure that you do it the right. Cuddle them like you would do to your own baby. You must be gentle and calm. If ever you pet them it must be on their chest and at the back of their ears. They will find pleasure and enjoyment when you do this to them

4. Do not talk to them in a very loud manner and do not scream at them. If you want your dogs to be responsive avoid banging doors or making loud noises when you are with them. They will be so afraid afraid of you. They will lose their confidence and admiration for you.. Dogs have feelings and they can get terribly bothered by these things.

5. Give the dog more time to become friendly with you. When they are ready they will come to you. They must be given time to adapt to their new place.. Dogs are so smart and they will size you up to see if you are trustworthy. Eventually, they will become friendly with you and they will be your true buddies as long as you do not mistreat them.

Always remember that pet dogs will always be there for you as long as you shower them with love, care and attention. Pet dogs will be there to protect you and guard your homes. Dogs are wonderful and adorable pets. They do also have their shortcomings but all creatures do. I believe that dogs are God's gift to mankind and we must make sure that they are well taken cared for. Win your dog's trust and you'll have a great time with them.


Finn said...

It took me a long time to win over Finn's trust. I feel like she would let my hubby approach her more than she would let me. I just had to keep working at it, but the pay off is wonderful!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You make a lot of great points in your post today. We love that we have humans here who treat us well and understand how to approach us, and handle us, and treat us.

Great PSA.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

BeadedTail said...

Wonderful advice for people to gain trust of dogs. Our mommy has a knack for making friends with any animal! We just hope she doesn't bring any more home to us! :)

Angel, Isabella & Sadie

Tooki said...

Thank you for the information. Coco loves it when I run to her with open arms! She knows it's game time. She'll pick a toy and run while I pretend to chase. If I stop she'll squeak to get my attention. Wawa too.

Becky's Barnyard said...

I think you are right; they are a gift from God. They are always there for you.