You are walking down the street minding your own business, then you gasp because you just saw a dog coming in front of you. Later that day, you meet a friend, but you want to hang out with his adorable puppy more than you want to make a conversation with its owner.
At night, you keep on thinking of a way to adopt every single dog you see, knowing about your small budget or the fact that your landlord may kick you out… Well, you are not alone!
It is kind of impossible to not love dogs. They are cute, fun, loyal, adorable, loving, beautiful, cuddly, and just amazing companions. It is true that a man’s best friend is a dog because it will never backstab you and will always love you unconditionally. But, how can we make a dog loves us?
Honestly, earning the love of a dog is not that hard, but there are some cases when a dog just can’t fully trust a human and fall for them. Well, here are the 6 sure-fire ways that will make any dog adore you.
Allow them to warm up to you
The greatest way to meet up with a new dog is by giving him space and let him approach you, according to Dr. Sophia Yin, an animal behaviorist and veterinarian.
It is very tempting to run up into the dog and just shower him with kisses, but it is best to allow them to feel like they want to be petted by you. It is the only way to make him feel safe and comfortable around you.
Be the friend with treats and toys
Seriously, who doesn’t like to be friends with someone who constantly brings snacks and gifts for them?
To build a strong foundation of your new friendship with a dog, you have got to bring a lot of snacks and fun toys that will make him the happiest whenever he sees you, or in other words, whenever he smells your presence. But first, make sure talk to the dog’s owner before you feed or give him anything.
Talk to them positively
Dogs are smarter than you think. They are capable to understand a lot of our speech, and as long as you are talking to him with a positive intonation, he will know that you are praising him and happy with his actions.
If you confirmed that he is a good boy, he will look at you with full admiration. If you are dealing with a puppy, then talk in a positive, high-pitched tone. They like it the most!
Be respectful to whatever they like and dislike
Believe it or not, not all dogs like to be petted or touched. So, before you make any action, pay attention to his body language. If the dog doesn’t want to be touched and they tensed once you put your hands on him, then don’t force it and respect it with a big smile.
You can apply the 3-seconds-rule: Rub the dog’s tummy or feet for three seconds only. If he seemed happy and interested, then go for it. if they didn’t, just stop and let it go.
Be ready to get goofy
In order to get the dog’s attention, you have to be willing to get goofy a little. Jump up and down, run around, and do anything that will get him excited and ready to play. It is one of the best ways to earn the trust of a dog. Also, it is extremely fun and will definitely strengthen your bond.
Be ready to get hairy
Are you ready to roll with the punches for the dog’s love? Well, you will definitely get hairy. I mean, dogs are covered with a gorgeous hairy fur that constantly falls down.
So, if you really want to spend a lot of time feeding off of their affection, then you will end up with a lot of hair on you, and a little slobber, too. After all, getting hairy and dirty is absolutely worth the love you will be getting in return.