Bad Dog Day: What To Remember When Your Dog Is Being A Jerk - World of Angus

Bad Dog Day: What To Remember When Your Dog Is Being A Jerk

Your dog loves you unconditionally, and there is absolutely no doubt about that. However, that doesn't mean you will always love your dog. 

Much like people, dogs have bad days. They wake up in moods, feel under the weather, or are affected by something in the environment that we can't see. And, because we aren't accustomed to considering animals' feelings, we are a little less than forgiving when our dogs are having a day. 

 Here are some things to remember when your dog is being a jerk. 

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1. He's still the same dog

Your dog didn't magically become a monster overnight, or develop some strange disconnect from his loved ones. He's just not feeling himself. 

Have some patience. 

2. He can't tell you how he feels

Aside from growling, dogs don't necessarily possess a verbal way to communicate with humans. Reading your dog's body language is imperative to understanding his moods and health. 

If your dog isn't feeling well, you'll have to figure it out for yourself. 

3. Dogs get tired

Most dogs don't like to be bothered while sleeping. In fact, many don't like to be bothered when they're tired either. I'm sure we've all experienced a grumpy dog before, and the appropriate reaction is to leave it alone. If your dog is trying to rest after a long day of play, let him be. 

Would you like someone poking you during your afternoon nap?

4. It might be you

Dogs pick up on energy around them. If you're in a bad mood, guaranteed your dog will be affected by it. 

Take a minute to assess your emotional situation before trying to blame the dog. Maybe the stress or ailment that you carry is putting your dog in a negative place. 

Calm down, and move forward. 

5. There's always tomorrow

If your dog is having a bad day, do what you can to leave him be. If he's acting up at daycare, find a way to get him home to his bed. If he's uncomfortable, anxious, or feeling ill, you might want to consider taking him to the vet. 

Something as simple as an upset stomach could be putting your dog in a bad mood. Give him the day to feel better, and try again tomorrow. 

Life can wait. 

Angus Off-Leash


Alyssa Castle
Alyssa Castle

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Alyssa Lynn Castle is a certified crazy dog lady, who spends most of her days exploring with her two fur kids. She is a bully breed advocate, and a firm believer in the phrase "Adopt! Don't Shop." You can check out photos of her adorable pups and their adventures on their Instagram account @mortthepitbull



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