Does my canine miss me?

I didn’t see my mutt Ace for much more than two weeks while I traveled across North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon as well as California last month. Ace got to stay with my parents in Wisconsin.

I missed Ace terribly. however did he miss me? Οχι.

One error people make is to project human emotions to their dogs. It’s simple to do. I admit it made me feel much better to believe Ace as well as my cats missed me. In reality, they probably forgot I left. someone else was feeding them, playing with them as well as giving them affection. That’s about all they care about. It’s part of being an animal as well as living in the moment.

When I drove away from my parents’ home without Ace last month, he paced as well as viewed me intently. He was anxious when he realized I was leaving him behind since his typical routine is to be with me.

But the second my vehicle was out of sight, Ace instantly moved on. instead of pining over me, he grabbed his tennis sphere as well as followed my mother as well as her dogs around. Whether or not I was coming back was not really an problem for Ace. When I lastly did return, he was happy. however he would’ve been pleased to see anyone, particularly someone holding a tennis ball.

When I went to get Ace, he was pleased to see me just since I was there, not since I’d been gone a long time. when he saw me, he forgot I had been gone in the very first place. He was like, “Oh, hey! Didn’t see ya there!”

Dogs react to our emotions

If I were to walk out as well as get the mail as well as come back acting like I hadn’t seen my canine in two weeks, he would greet me with matching energy.

If you don’t understand what I mean, provide it a try.

Walk to the end of your driveway without your dog. then go back inside, call out “Ace! I haven’t seen you forever, buddy!” as well as get down on your hands as well as knees. Your canine will use this chance to soak up some additional interest by rolling on the ground in front of you, licking you or at least wagging his tail.

It’s not that your canine is faking anything. It’s just that he really picks up on your energy. That’s why people love dogs!

You might likewise try the same experiment, only this time walk through the door as well as totally disregard your dog. Don’t speak with him. Don’t touch him. Don’t even look in his direction. You will get a very different reaction than the very first time you walked through the door.

If you want to instruct your canine to be calm when people visit, the very first step is to stop training him to act so thrilled each time you come home! It’s unfair to expect him to act one way when you come house as well as one more way when guests visit.

A dog’s idea of time

Ace had no concept I’d been gone for two weeks.

One of the reasons I’m able to leave my canine when I travel is since I understand he has a fantastic time when I’m gone. If he thought about me at all, he wasn’t thinking about why I left, as well as he certainly had no idea of exactly how long I’d been gone. Instead, he was thinking about his food, his toys, smelling the Wisconsin breeze as well as complying with my mom’s dogs around. I’m convinced he did not think about me at all.

Dogs do not worry about the past or the future. They make the best out of their present situations. It’s the reason why dogs can adapt to new homes or life in a shelter.

Ace adapted just fine when I adopted him from his previous owner. I like to think there’s something special about me, however Ace would adapt just fine to a third or a fourth home. As far as Ace is concerned, anybody prepared to throw a tennis sphere might offer him a pretty great home.

My canine is mad at me for leaving

I do a great deal of pet sitting in Solana Beach, as well as I likewise worked at a boarding kennel for years. through these jobs I’ve dealt with canine owners of all kinds. numerous canine owners don’t understand their dogs as well as want to believe their dogs are pining over them the whole time they’re gone.

The dogs I take care of are always, always having a fantastic time without their owners. many dogs are going to have a fantastic time with someone prepared to walk them, run them, play with them, pet them as well as feed them. It’s very basic.

Whenever Ace has stayed with anybody new or at a boarding kennel, he comes house exhausted from the additional mental as well as physical stimulation. He is somewhat introverted like me as well as needs to “recharge” after being around new people or new places. He will sleep for a great 36 hours when he comes home. The much more exhausted he is, the much more fun I understand he had.

It’s as though Ace is thinking, “Well, there’s nothing going on here, time to catch up on sOME ύπνος. ”

Αυτές οι ληθαργικές συνήθειες μπορούν να προκαλέσουν στους ιδιοκτήτες σκύλων να πιστεύουν ότι τα σκυλιά τους κρατούν μνησικακίες εναντίον τους για την αποχώρησή τους. Αυτό δεν ισχύει καθόλου. Ένας σκύλος δεν είναι σε θέση να κρατήσει μνησικακία, αφού αυτό θα περιλάμβανε τη συγκράτηση του παρελθόντος. Εάν ο σκύλος σας ενεργεί με διαφορετικό τρόπο όταν τον φέρετε στο σπίτι, είναι πολύ πιθανό από τότε που είναι κουρασμένος.

Καταλαβαίνω ότι όταν ο σκύλος μου έρχεται σπίτι από το σπίτι ενός κατοικίδιου ζώου ή ένα ρείθρο, απλώς προσελκύει κάποια ανανεωμένη ανάπαυση. Δεν είναι άρρωστος ή καταθλιπτικός, καθώς δεν έχει κακά συναισθήματα απέναντί μου για να τον αφήσει.

Είμαι εξαντλημένος μετά από μια απόδραση ή μια μέρα δύσκολης δουλειάς, όπως και το σκυλί μου. Είναι τόσο εύκολο όσο αυτό.

Με ποιους τρόπους εξανθρωπίζετε ακούσια το σκυλί σας; Ακριβώς πώς ενεργεί ο σκύλος σας όταν επιστρέφετε σπίτι;

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