A research was made to prove that our dogs DO jealous and it probably based on other instinctual emotions. It is wonderful to understand your dogs’ love for you, but when they get jealous, here is some method to deal with it!
I. Signs when a dog is being jealous
1. Pushy Behavior
When a dog forces his way onto your lap when you’re with somebody else, or he squeezes in the middle of a crowd just to be with you, it’s clearly a sign of jealousy.
When a dog growls, lungs or even attacks people and other pets, he is in aggression.
3. Doing a trick
Before you adopt a dog, maybe he was trained that the owners love and applause him when they do a trick, then he will be awarded some snacks. If he puts efforts just to get your attention when you are busying with your work or being with other pets.
On the effort of getting attention from you, your dog may do some bad things that he doesn’t realize it at once.
When your dog feels insecure, he can leave the room as a way to express his emotions.
II. How to handle it?
Dogs aren’t human, they can’t be able to understand when you say “Hey! Stop being jealous!”. There are some methods you can do to improve your dog’s misbehavior:
1. Remove the rewards.
If you are sitting on the couch, your dogs is sitting on your lap and moaning or growling, stay calm and remove them from your lap gently and take away their reward. You have to do it gradually till your dog behaves nicely.
2. Ask every family members to join the training
In case when you are trying to fix your dog’s behavior, another family member comes in and comforts them. Tell your family in advanced and act more strictly.
3. Change your dog’s perspective
The dogs see other people and pets are competents in a competition. You have to make your dogs understand that other people bring up greatest things in life. Take your dog to have a jog with you and your friends or join a teamwork activity.
If you have any story of jealous pets and how you handled it, please share with us!