You can’t tell your dog “no” when it stops barking or sniffing, and you probably can’t hear your dog in the background if you’re standing close by.
The best solution is to say, “No, I’m not listening” and let it go.
“I’m not hearing you, can you stop that?”
When you’re making the decision to say “no,” you’re not telling your dog that you’re listening, but you’re acknowledging that you might need to be quiet in order to respond to their behavior.
“If you hear that, I might have to stop that.”
When you have a dog who’s just being a jerk, it can be hard to let go of their behavior and let them go to their own safety.
It’s especially difficult when your dog is in your home, where it’s harder to tell your own dog that it’s not okay to do something they’re not comfortable with.
“The most effective thing you can do to stop a dog is be very firm with them.
Say, ‘If you don’t like it, you’re going to have to leave.'”
If your dog isn’t going to listen to you and leave, it’s time to ask yourself if it’s worth it to keep your dog.
There are a number of different things that can happen in the course of a conversation with your dog, and they can include things like, “I want you to be careful,” “I don’t want to have you in my house anymore,” or “I just don’t care about your safety.”
It’s best to start by asking yourself these three questions: Does this make me feel good?
Do I want to hear about it?
And will this make this dog happy?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you need to give your dog the chance to leave.
As a general rule, it is better to have a non-aggressive conversation with a dog than one that’s aggressive.
In order to avoid a situation where your dog starts barking or snarling, it may be helpful to have someone else take over for your dog as it continues to annoy you.
If you want your dog to stay and continue to annoy or bother you, that person will have to be more vocal and assertive.
When your pet starts to make its displeasure known, you need both your dog and the person you’re talking to to have the chance of doing something about it.
Your dog needs to be told to stop, and if you want them to continue to be a part of your life, you must be able do something to stop them.
So if you have any questions about how to tell if your dog needs a break, or if you’ve been told to give up, check out our free guide to understanding how to keep a dog happy and healthy.