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14 Things You Do That Your Dog Actually Hates

Reader's Digest Logo By Charlotte Hilton Andersen of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: This may be hard to hear but your chill, friendly pup may not be as into street meet-and-greets as you think he is. 'While your dog may adore your affections, he may not be so keen when it comes to others,' says Meg Marrs, a dog behavior expert and senior editor at K9 of Mine. He may do it to please you, but if he shows any signs of discomfort, don't push it. 'It's important to respect a dog's wishes and give them space if they don't seem interested in saying 'hi' to strange people or dogs.' Here are 13 reasons behind your dog's weird behavior.

Forcing them to 'make friends' with everyone

This may be hard to hear but your chill, friendly pup may not be as into street meet-and-greets as you think he is. 'While your dog may adore your affections, he may not be so keen when it comes to others,' says Meg Marrs, a dog behavior expert and senior editor at K9 of Mine. He may do it to please you, but if he shows any signs of discomfort, don't push it. 'It's important to respect a dog's wishes and give them space if they don't seem interested in saying 'hi' to strange people or dogs.' Here are 13 reasons behind your dog's weird behavior.
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