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4 Signs Your Dog Lacks Affection

Dogs are similar to people when it comes to their social behaviour. You may give your dog enough attention, but very little affection. If you don’t treat your dog gently or don’t make him feel loved, he may lack the affection he needs to be happy. Showing affection is easy and if you love your dog, you should sincerely snuggle, hug, stroke, and pet him. Daily activities like verbal communication, training, feeding, walking, and playing are great ways to show them affection.

A dog’s social behaviour is important, and it starts with residential dog training.  By choosing the residential dog training Liverpool pet owners trust most, your dog will be well-behaved in social settings with people and other dogs.

With that being said, we are going to take a look at some signs that you need to show your dog more affection:

Chewing Shoes- chewing is usually associated with the feeling of anxiety or boredom. It may be a sign that your dog needs extra TLC or playtime. However, if playtime doesn’t solve the incessant chewing, this condition could be caused by anxiety. You may need to contact the vet or dog trainer to address the issue.

Increased Barking- there are many reasons why your dog barks. It could happen when your dog perceives danger, experiences anxiety, or begs for attention. If the dog barks at you, it is a sign that she wants to communicate something. Giving the dog enough affection can often reduce the barking. However, if your dog always barks at people or animals outside the home, it could be caused by excessive territorial instinct. It requires residential dog training to manage your dog’s territoriality instincts.

Consistent Pawing- when your dog paws at you, he may ask for affection and it’s the same with a friendly tap. Dogs do things through trial and error. If you respond favourably to his pawing gestures, you have set up a form of communication with your pet. Although you are busy, cuddle your dog for a couple of minutes to maintain consistent reactions.

Rolling On Back- when your dog is rolling on his back, it is a sign of submission and that he wants a belly rub. This could depend on the personality of your dog and the way you interact with the dog. For extra affection, you may hug, cuddle, and softly wrestle with your dog when he does this.

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To learn more benefits of residential dog training and how to take better care of your dog, contact Dog Trainer Liverpool today and speak to an expert dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have about residential dog training.

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