All dog parents have an intense love for their dogs, but have you ever wondered who your dog loves more? Some have complained that with all the love they have for their dogs, they like their partner or random guests that come over, more than them.
There are a few things that can be done in order to change this sad reality. Studies have shown that there are some keys things that can take place if you wish to strengthen the bond that is had between you and your dog.
First, it’s best to start by making sure that you are the only one who is consistently feeding your pet, and that they are seeing you do this. Think about it, if you are the one that is constantly bringing them the bacon, they will obviously be around you and like you the most.
Remember to always be the one to feed them treats as well, and use positive reinforcement in order to teach them that the more time they spend with you, the more they will be rewarded. If your dog is also more active, then being the one to play with them is also beneficial.
If you can show your dog that you are the fun one, they will most likely be drawn to you. Don’t let your partner or friends spend more time with your dog than you do. It’s important to pay attention to your dog’s personality and try to mimic it.
Just as people do, some are drawn to those that are similar to them, and this can be said for dogs as well. With all of this, it’s important to remember that lasting bonds aren’t made overnight and that they will take some time to be cultivated. This is why it’s best to start today.