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Every dog deserves a warm and loving home. They come into our lives for in many ways: through pet adoption, as a loyal service dog, foster dog turned furry family member, or taken in after being abandoned. Regardless of how a dog becomes family, you love every whisker on their face as well as all the irritating things they do that make you want to pull your hair out!

On the other hand, did you know there are a number of things you do that make your dog want to pull their fur out? That’s right, folks! Some of the things you do actually irritates your furry beasts. They just cannot express in words how crazy, unreasonable or how confusing you are being. Let’s take a look at ten things dogs don’t like humans doing, then tally up how many of them you are guilty of — innocently, of course!

1. You Attempt to Communicate Through Words

Although dogs may understand a few key people words like treat, walk, pee-pee, ball, and dinner, what they don’t understand is the human language. The best way to communicate to your dog is by using body language, non-verbal cues, and as long as the words are not confusing him, go ahead and use a few words simultaneously.

2. Being the Potty Police

Don’t be so pushy on your dog to go potty! Think about it. Are you able to go to the bathroom on command? If you have ever had to pee in a cup at the doctor’s office, then you know how difficult it can be to have to urinate knowing the doctor is waiting for you nearby. By giving your doggie some time to sniff around and to find that perfect potty spot, there is no pressure on them to please your apparent lack of time to let them go potty. It’s either allow more than a few minutes outside or be prepared to have to take them out again very soon because they didn’t get to go the first time.

3. Sharing Your Nervousness

If you get tense or nervous around your dog, he or she will likely freak out. The Dog Whisperertaught us that when walking your dog, if you become tense and nervous, then your dog will be too. Your level of fear travels down the leash and into your dog. Same goes for merely being around your dog in tense situations. If someone you don’t like comes over, you get into a loud argument with your spouse or partner, or you are overwhelmed with work, all that negative energy being emanated from you is felt by your dog which could lead to aggression. Be as relaxed as possible, if not for you, then for the sake of your dog.

4. Rushing Through Walks

A walk to you has a totally different meaning to dogs. It may have been a long day and all you want to do is take the dog on a walk quickly so you can crash on the couch. However, dogs see walks as atime for exploring the outdoors, not as daily exercise. As long as he understands to not pull the leash, let Sparky sniff around, mark his territory, find that perfect pooping spot, and just enjoy his time out in the neighborhood with you.

5. Yelling Every Time They Bark

If you’re a pet parent who yells at the dogs for barking the moment a single bark comes out, stop it! Just as children will scream while playing, dogs will bark … because they’re dogs. It’s okay to let the dog bark for a little bit, or howl as a siren goes by, but not excessively – such as leaving them in the yard all day while you’re away at work. Barking is a dog’s way of communicating with other dogs or to sound the alert for possible danger.

6. Blaming the Dog for Your Flatulence  

“How dare you blame your farts on me?!” said just about every dog at some point. You know darn well the dog didn’t do that, but here you are announcing to everyone in the room and the world that it was the dog who dealt it! If you’re going to blame that horrid smell on the dog, don’t shame him by calling him a bad dog for something you know he did not do. Bad human!

7. Leaning over a Puppy to “Assert Dominance”

It is often taught that humans need to assert their dominance over dogs to show them “who’s boss” in order to get them to behave. Doing this to a puppy can actually be upsetting or frightening. If you notice that your puppy or dog wets themselves when you lean over and talk in a low-voice this shows that the dog is trying to tell you they know you’re the boss and are scared. Older dogs may take this action as a threat and even become aggressive. It is best to give the dog space and to be firm and clear with your body language to convey dominance.

8. Asking Dogs for Kisses

While humans might think kisses are a sign of affection, to dogs lick to show other dogs they are submissive or not a threat. Asking Rover to lick your face and give “kisses” is actually asking your pup to accept your dominance in their minds. When you kiss your pup it could also signal to them that you are submissive, which just creates even more confusion! Stick to treats and belly rubs to show your love.

9. Talking in a high-pitched baby voice

Your kids hate when you speak to them like babies, and chances are your dog doesn’t love it either. When your voice gets high and squeaky, even whiny when you’re telling your fur baby how wonderful they are, they might think you are in distress. Remember, dogs don’t speak human, so no matter how loving the words, delivering them in a non-verbal manner is always way better.

10. Leaving dogs in crates when you’re away

You might think that if you don’t secure your pooch in their crate when you’re away that they’ll wreak havoc on your home, but doing so might be causing unnecessary stress to your pooch. Keeping a dog isolated in a crate with little stimulation and no interaction can make your best friend, well, depressed. Instead try and dog-proof a room or area of your house and be sure to leave toys or games for your dog to keep them occupied when you’re gone.

 11. Vacuuming when your dog’s in the room

Dogs have a tendency to shed…a lot. So vacuuming is a necessity for most pet parents. But have you ever noticed that your dog jumps up and hides the second you flip on the vacuum switch? This could mean your doggy has a fear of vibrations. Dogs can sense vibration through their sensitive paw pads – ever notice how they can tell when a thunderstorm is coming? The vibration sends a signal that tells your dog danger is close. The best way to keep Spot happy is to simply make sure they’re out of the room you’re cleaning, or on a different floor if possible.

12. Loud sneezing

Yes, believe it or not, your sneezes annoy your dogs! Have you ever noticed when you have a cold your dogs will snuggle up with you on the couch, but the second you sneeze…they’re out of there! This is because in dog language, a sneeze sounds like a snort or a “tooth-snap” that typically signals a threat amongst canines, With every sneeze you could be telling your dog “look out!” So be sure to keep the sneezing quiet and to keep post-sneeze behavior calm to ensure your friend everything’s alright.

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Mike Baker
3 Months Ago

Most of this article is not true.....lol. My dog actually runs too me when I sneeze. Only me, anyone else sneezes and she ignores it. When I sneeze she runs to me and jumps in my lap and starts licking me. No idea why. Our dog also jumps in our lap and hugs us, not the other way around. She will jump up in our lap and give us kisses, not the other way around. She also tells us when she has to go to the bathroom, she will sit at the door and look at the door then look at us. At night she will sit at the foot of the bed and bark very softly until one of us wakes up. We call it her indoor bark.....lol. Maybe we have a strange dog I don\'t know. She is a 5 year old Pomeranian. We did not teach her any of her behaviors she just started doing them.


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Leigh
4 Months Ago

Amen to #10, move it up the list!

10. Leaving dogs in crates when you’re away
You might think that if you don’t secure your pooch in their crate when you’re away that they’ll wreak havoc on your home, but doing so might be causing unnecessary stress to your pooch. Keeping a dog isolated in a crate with little stimulation and no interaction can make your best friend, well, depressed. Instead try and dog-proof a room or area of your house and be sure to leave toys or games for your dog to keep them occupied when you’re gone.


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Suzannah
4 Months Ago

This article is ridiculous. The information is way off.


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Natasha Sproles
6 Months Ago

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Jessica
10 Months Ago

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don\'t believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: [email protected] or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS\'


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Jessica
10 Months Ago

After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don\'t believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: [email protected] or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS\'


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Kira\'s Bouncer
2 Years Ago

sorry :( my computer glitched and resulted in multiple enters because that video in the corner of the screen is causing me to lag so badly


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Kira\'s Bouncer
2 Years Ago

I\'d like to know where the research is to support most of these claims? I saw the links posted that correspond to where you got the information from but I don\'t see any actual research links for those either and I wouldn\'t call the sites reputable on their own. When I say a reputable site providing links and sources to the research supporting their statements I mean like these:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/dogs-special-ability-react-human-speech-study-shows/ ---- this article published on the PBS website complete with reference links to the research suggests that dogs have developed in such a way so as to allow them to understand our vocal patterns.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/meaning-dog-barks.html --- This study (with corresponding reference links) also suggests that Humans have evolved in such a way that even those of us who have never owned or associated with dogs can understand the general emotional meaning behind most of the various different dog vocalizations. It even comes with a quiz to let you see how good you are at telling the difference.


So clearly humans and dogs are meant to communicate through more then just body language. YES body language is important but the truth is that we have ears that are flat against our heads, no tails, no fur, and we walk on 2 legs. Our ability to communicate through body language is limited. ((TRUTH: Dogs are the only creature on the planet that understands the human significance of pointing!! Puppies as young as 6 weeks old have been shown to understand the gesture!! They evolved or were bred to understand that behavior.) Dogs and humans have overcome our species gap together and studies show that dogs (like toddlers) who are talked to more often and in a normal way are more intelligent then those who aren\'t. Don\'t worry, I have a researched source for that too:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-decoded.html

The South Carolina Border Collie named Chase who learned over 1000 words was taught by being talked to. His problem solving skills are on par with, if not superior to, most toddlers. You could send him into a room filled with objects he knows and tell him to bring you \'snuffle-luf\' and he will understand it\'s the toy that he doesn\'t know that you are asking for because he knows the name of all the others. He knows the difference between big sticks and small sticks, colors and shapes. If you tell him to bring you a red ball ... he will. A gree frisbee? He will. A big yellow stick? He will. I don\'t even need to reference this but i will:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-smartest-dog-in-the-world/

the article doesn\'t cover everything I\'ve mentioned but you can do more independent research if you would like. He\'s been in dog magazines, morning talk shows, you name it.

But just so you don\'t think that he\'s the exception to the rule! The average dog knows around 165 words:

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/how-many-words-do-dogs-know/ -- it also mentions Chase.

So next time, before you writing an article based off of what you read in some random (read as: Not From A Reputable Source) article online without any published scientific research cited as its reference, make sure that you aren\'t making a fool out of yourself. As a general rule writing an artilce that flies in the face of science without any kind of study to back you up isn\'t going to win any Pulitzers.
I\'d like to know where the research is to support most of these claims? I saw the links posted that correspond to where you got the information from but I don\'t see any actual research links for those either and I wouldn\'t call the sites reputable on their own. When I say a reputable site providing links and sources to the research supporting their statements I mean like these:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/dogs-special-ability-react-human-speech-study-shows/ ---- this article published on the PBS website complete with reference links to the research suggests that dogs have developed in such a way so as to allow them to understand our vocal patterns.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/meaning-dog-barks.html --- This study (with corresponding reference links) also suggests that Humans have evolved in such a way that even those of us who have never owned or associated with dogs can understand the general emotional meaning behind most of the various different dog vocalizations. It even comes with a quiz to let you see how good you are at telling the difference.


So clearly humans and dogs are meant to communicate through more then just body language. YES body language is important but the truth is that we have ears that are flat against our heads, no tails, no fur, and we walk on 2 legs. Our ability to communicate through body language is limited. ((TRUTH: Dogs are the only creature on the planet that understands the human significance of pointing!! Puppies as young as 6 weeks old have been shown to understand the gesture!! They evolved or were bred to understand that behavior.) Dogs and humans have overcome our species gap together and studies show that dogs (like toddlers) who are talked to more often and in a normal way are more intelligent then those who aren\'t. Don\'t worry, I have a researched source for that too:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-decoded.html

The South Carolina Border Collie named Chase who learned over 1000 words was taught by being talked to. His problem solving skills are on par with, if not superior to, most toddlers. You could send him into a room filled with objects he knows and tell him to bring you \'snuffle-luf\' and he will understand it\'s the toy that he doesn\'t know that you are asking for because he knows the name of all the others. He knows the difference between big sticks and small sticks, colors and shapes. If you tell him to bring you a red ball ... he will. A gree frisbee? He will. A big yellow stick? He will. I don\'t even need to reference this but i will:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-smartest-dog-in-the-world/

the article doesn\'t cover everything I\'ve mentioned but you can do more independent research if you would like. He\'s been in dog magazines, morning talk shows, you name it.

But just so you don\'t think that he\'s the exception to the rule! The average dog knows around 165 words:

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/how-many-words-do-dogs-know/ -- it also mentions Chase.

So next time, before you writing an article based off of what you read in some random (read as: Not From A Reputable Source) article online without any published scientific research cited as its reference, make sure that you aren\'t making a fool out of yourself. As a general rule writing an artilce that flies in the face of science without any kind of study to back you up isn\'t going to win any Pulitzers.


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KiraWolf
2 Years Ago

I\'d like to know where the research is to support most of these claims? I saw the links posted that correspond to where you got the information from but I don\'t see any actual research links for those either and I wouldn\'t call the sites reputable on their own. When I say a reputable site providing links and sources to the research supporting their statements I mean like these:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/dogs-special-ability-react-human-speech-study-shows/ ---- this article published on the PBS website complete with reference links to the research suggests that dogs have developed in such a way so as to allow them to understand our vocal patterns.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/meaning-dog-barks.html --- This study (with corresponding reference links) also suggests that Humans have evolved in such a way that even those of us who have never owned or associated with dogs can understand the general emotional meaning behind most of the various different dog vocalizations. It even comes with a quiz to let you see how good you are at telling the difference.


So clearly humans and dogs are meant to communicate through more then just body language. YES body language is important but the truth is that we have ears that are flat against our heads, no tails, no fur, and we walk on 2 legs. Our ability to communicate through body language is limited. ((TRUTH: Dogs are the only creature on the planet that understands the human significance of pointing!! Puppies as young as 6 weeks old have been shown to understand the gesture!! They evolved or were bred to understand that behavior.) Dogs and humans have overcome our species gap together and studies show that dogs (like toddlers) who are talked to more often and in a normal way are more intelligent then those who aren\'t. Don\'t worry, I have a researched source for that too:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-decoded.html

The South Carolina Border Collie named Chase who learned over 1000 words was taught by being talked to. His problem solving skills are on par with, if not superior to, most toddlers. You could send him into a room filled with objects he knows and tell him to bring you \'snuffle-luf\' and he will understand it\'s the toy that he doesn\'t know that you are asking for because he knows the name of all the others. He knows the difference between big sticks and small sticks, colors and shapes. If you tell him to bring you a red ball ... he will. A gree frisbee? He will. A big yellow stick? He will. I don\'t even need to reference this but i will:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-smartest-dog-in-the-world/

the article doesn\'t cover everything I\'ve mentioned but you can do more independent research if you would like. He\'s been in dog magazines, morning talk shows, you name it.

But just so you don\'t think that he\'s the exception to the rule! The average dog knows around 165 words:

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/how-many-words-do-dogs-know/ -- it also mentions Chase.

So next time, before you writing an article based off of what you read in some random (read as: Not From A Reputable Source) article online without any published scientific research cited as its reference, make sure that you aren\'t making a fool out of yourself. As a general rule writing an artilce that flies in the face of science without any kind of study to back you up isn\'t going to win any Pulitzers.


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t wstson
2 Years Ago

This is such nonsense.


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