If you’ve ever had the pleasure of owning a dog, you know how special that relationship can be. Whether your dog is a running buddy or a family pet, having a dog in your life is a lot of fun. But owing a dog isn’t just about providing it with food and shelter. It’s also about being a trustworthy dog owner. If you want your dog to trust you, you’ll need to demonstrate that trustworthiness in positive ways. Here are some ways you can show your dog that you’re a trustworthy dog owner.
Show Your Dog You’re a Good Leader
As the leader of your dog’s pack, you have a huge responsibility. While it’s tempting to cuddle up on the couch to binge-watch your favorite show, you need to be there to train and guide your dog. Whether you’re walking or running, you need to establish a leadership role. Be confident, but respectful. You don’t need to be a jerk, but you do need to enforce the rules. Your dog will look to you for cues, so you’ll need to be assertive while also being respectful. If your dog is doing something destructive, you need to correct it. But make sure you do so in a respectful way. If your dog is chewing on your shoes, don’t snatch it away! If your dog is digging, don’t snap your fingers at it! open the next page to continue reading