Jump to content

Does my dog hate me?


Recommended Posts

I am writting this because I am honestly curious. Whenever I go to pick up my dog he growls at me as if to say "don't even think about it otherwise I will bite you" and I just don't know what to do becuase I also want to give him a bath (because he really needs one) but he won't let me pick him up. What should I do that will make him realise that I won't hurt him if I pick him up?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Digital Mentor

Hey there,

I think that some pets just don't like being picked up and that's completely separate from how they feel about you. It might be that he just doesn't like the sensation rather than thinking you'll hurt him. What do you think? Could you just give him a sponge bath in the garden so you don't have to actually pick him up, or guide him into a shallow paddling pool to bathe? 

digital-mentor.png.37594766624d87064910e

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Monsoon said:

Hey there,

I think that some pets just don't like being picked up and that's completely separate from how they feel about you. It might be that he just doesn't like the sensation rather than thinking you'll hurt him. What do you think? Could you just give him a sponge bath in the garden so you don't have to actually pick him up, or guide him into a shallow paddling pool to bathe? 

I have tried all of those methods but neither of them work (especially when we get the hose out because he tries to eat the water)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Digital Mentor

Hey there,

Could you maybe get a tub of water then to sponge him down and then rinse him off? Would that work? If you haven't already, maybe try treats at the same time to distract him and make it a positive experience!

digital-mentor.png.37594766624d87064910e

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...