Understand 5 common mental states of dogs to make the relationship more harmonious
Among the many pets raised by humans, dogs can be said to be the most emotional. Although it is not like human beings that can express themselves through language, its behavior is simple and direct, expressing the psychological state of the time. Of course, dogs do not think as complicated as humans, but they still have their own thoughts. Therefore, to be a competent pet owner, one should first understand the dog’s mental state.
1. Psychology of Occupying Territory
It is precise because dogs have a strong mentality of territory that they are competent to patrol and protect their owners’ property. The most commonly used method for dogs to dominate the site is to urinate as an odor marker. Therefore, when taking a dog for a walk, it always leaves a scent on the pillar and wants to keep its scent to inform other dogs of its existence. In addition, some extremely possessive dogs, even if there are only two dogs in the house, will still occupy their own territory and pee on another dog’s bed to declare sovereignty. There are also dogs who like to hide things, but they are actually possessive and like to dominate things.
Improvement method: By neutering the dog, it can effectively reduce the situation of the dog peeing on the site. In addition, rewards are given when the dog urinates in the proper place, which can also improve the situation of the dog peeing everywhere.
2. Attachment to old things mentality
Everyone knows that dogs are very loyal to their masters, even if they are abandoned, they will still remember their old masters. Especially adult dogs, after changing their owners, will be unhappy in a strange environment and treat their new owners indifferently. If you have adopted a dog, you should know it. Basically speaking, dogs between the age of six months and two will have strong attachment psychology. It is often said that a dog only recognizes one owner in his life, and that is this age. At this time, whoever takes care of the dog will regard him as a companion and master for life.
How to improve: Since the dog is so loyal, the main thing to do as a pet is very simple, is to adopt and not give up, and do not let the dog lose its owner.
When you have two or more dogs in your house, the jealousy of the dogs is easy to see. Dogs will obey their masters and hope that their masters will only love it. If you treat the dogs favorably, it is easy to cause jealousy among the dogs, which will lead to rejection and fighting. Especially small dogs, they like to be clingy and jealous are more obvious.
Improvement method: If you have multiple dogs in your home, it is best to allocate time to each dog appropriately. When the dog has time to play with the owner, the dog will not be so jealous.
4. Retaliation and revenge
Even though many people think that dogs are innocent, loyal, reliable, and friendly. But for people who don’t like dogs, dogs often use their own advantages to bully the weak and have a strong heart for revenge. For example, you have stepped on the tail of a neighbor’s dog, and every time you pass by the neighbor’s door, the dog will bark to express dissatisfaction. In fact, this mentality is not difficult to understand, humans are still like this, let alone dogs. I will keep in my mind the things that have been bad to myself, and this memory is hard to erase. Since the dog cannot speak, we cannot know why the dog is unhappy. Therefore, if you find that the dog is hostile to something or someone, and the reaction is particularly strong, the pet owner should try to avoid allowing the dog to touch it again.
Improvement method: Some studies have pointed out that the dog’s revenge may be caused by the genetic gene of the coyote, so it is difficult for the dog to change it. The best way is not to irritate the dog, and to avoid letting the dog run into conflict.
5. Class psychology
Among the many pets, I believe that only dogs are the ablest to obey instructions and obey their owners. Basically, when you adopt a dog, you have to let the dog know the status of the dog and the dog. The owner is the dog’s leader and the “boss.” But if you spoil the dog too much, the position of the owner in the dog’s heart may be shaken and changed. When the dog feels that the owner’s status is lower than himself, the dog will no longer obey the owner’s instructions, and even threaten and attack the owner.
Improvement method: to re-establish the correct master-slave relationship, let the dog know who is the master, and therefore establish a certain degree of authority. For example, don’t hold the dog frequently, don’t exceed your head position when holding the dog, don’t pay too much attention to the dog when you go out or go home, and wait for it to calm down before touching it. Let the dog understand that it cannot dominate everything.