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10 reasons not to yell at your dog

If you’re looking for a way to improve your relationship with your furry friend, stop yelling and s…

1. Dogs are not humans and don’t understand human language. Yelling at your dog will only serve to confuse and scare them.

2. Dogs can sense your emotional state and yelling at them will only make them upset or anxious.

3. Yelling at your dog reinforces negative behaviours, as they will learn that barking or jumping up gets you angry and they will continue to do it to get a reaction from you.

4. Dogs live in the present moment and have no concept of the past or future, so they cannot understand why you are yelling at them for something they did hours or even days ago.

5. You are more likely to get bitten if you yell at your dog, as they may interpret your aggression as a threat.

6. Dogs are highly social animals and crave companionship. Yelling at them only serves to alienate them and make them feel isolated.

7. Dogs have sensitive hearing and constant yelling can damage their hearing over time.

8. Dogs are experts at reading body language and if you are constantly yelling, they will pick up on your negative energy and start to mirror it back to you.

9. Yelling at your dog is a form of verbal abuse and can lead to serious behavioural problems down the line.

So, if you’re looking for a way to improve your relationship with your furry friend, stop yelling and start using positive reinforcement. It may take some time for your dog to get used to the new approach, but eventually, they will learn that good thing happen when they behave well. And who knows? You may even find that you enjoy spending time with your dog more when there’s no yelling involved. Are you ready to give it a try?

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