11 Things Your Dog Hates That You Need to Stop Doing NOW

As I mentioned before, not all dogs love affection and, in fact, most dogs think you're trying to be dominant over them when you hug or pet them too much. In human language, a hug shows someone you love them, but to a dog, all they want is a quick rub on the ear, a belly rub, or a quick scratch on their rear. Or maybe your dog is one that likes a lot of belly rubs! LOL! Figure out what your dog loves and hates and stick with what works for him the best.

3. Petting a dog's face or patting her head

Most humans think that dogs like being patted on the head. The reality is that while many dogs will put up with this if it’s someone they know and trust, most dogs don’t enjoy it. If you really want to reward your dog for being awesome, don’t bang on their head, but give them a rub on their rear end right by the tail. They’ll thank you for it!

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Since you're reading this article, I'm assuming you're a dog person, which means you should definitely keep reading. This next doggy tip could save you a lot of trouble — like having a dog turn on you or potentially hurt you! Yikes! 

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