Last Updated on April 10, 2020
We might find jealousy cute when it comes from our partner, kid and even more when it comes from a fluffy cute animal like a dog. However, jealousy can make your dog behavior shift from good to bad very quickly, turning your good boy into an aggressive dog.
It’s always good to be aware of certain signs and causes of jealousy in pets, so keep reading to find out the causes and how to stop jealous behavior in dogs.
1. Aggressive behavior
Aggression in dogs can come up when you’re paying more attention to your other dog or even a family member. If your dog feels jealousy he might actually bite or threaten whomever you’re paying attention to.
A good way to avoid this from happening is to be affectionate towards your dog showering him with love every day. A truly happy dog won’t be jealous.
2. Pushy behavior
If your dog is blocking your way or in some way is pushing you or the person/animal they’re jealous of into a corner, confining them, it’s probably because they are looking for attention. Body language says a lot about what one person, or in this case animal, feels.
If your dog is all over you, not really letting you move and do stuff, then just stop and pet them for a little bit, that’s really all they’re asking for.
3. Growling and hissing
If you’re wondering why your dog hisses at other dogs on the street or why your dog growls at your grandma, it is probably because they either feel jealous or threatened. It’s really up to you to figure out what the situation is.
If you are petting another dog on the street, it’s jealousy, but if you just walk by without paying any attention to the other dog then your dog might feel threatened.
If your grandma usually shoos your dog or is not a big fan of them, then your dog can also feel threatened by her. It’s always the pet parent who must figure this out and deal with it the best way possible.