Do you sometimes feel like your Boston Terrier hates you? If so, you’re not alone. Many dog owners feel like their pet doesn’t love them.
There are a number of signs that your Boston Terrier hates you, and we’ll go over them in this blog post. Keep reading to learn more!
Signs Your Dog Hates You
Your Boston Terrier might not outright hate you, but there are some telltale signs that it isn’t exactly a fan. For example, if your dog won’t make eye contact with you, incessantly barks at you, or growls when you try to pet it, then those could be indicative of dislike. But here are some clear examples.
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1. Your Boston Doesn’t Want To Play With You
If your Boston Terrier doesn’t want to play with you, it might be because it hates you. This can be shown if the Boston Terrier does not want to fetch the ball or does not want to play any games with you.
It’s not that the Boston Terrier doesn’t like playing altogether, but rather that it doesn’t want to play with you in particular.
2. Chews Up Your Stuff
If your Boston Terrier starts chewing up your things, it might be a sign that it hates you. Boston Terriers often chew up things that they don’t like or that make them mad. So if your dog only chews up your stuff and leaves everyone else’s alone, it’s a pretty clear sign that it doesn’t like you.
3. Pees Inside
Another sign that your Boston Terrier might hate you is if it starts peeing inside the house. This is usually a dog’s way of showing it is uncomfortable around its owner.
4. Avoids You
If your Boston Terrier starts avoiding you, it could be because it hates you. This is especially true if the dog seems to go out of its way to avoid you.
For example, if the Boston Terrier hides under the bed or in the closet whenever you come home, then it’s definitely trying to avoid you.
5. Cowers In Your Presence
When a dog cowers in your presence, it might mean that the dog doesn’t like you. Dogs often cower when they’re scared or when they don’t feel comfortable around someone. So if your dog is always cowering in your presence, it’s probably because it doesn’t like you and is afraid of you.
6. Your Boston Terrier Avoids Your Commands
If your Boston Terrier doesn’t listen to your commands, it might not like you. Dogs usually listen to their owners because they want to make them happy.
But if your dog avoids doing what you say, it’s probably because it doesn’t like you and doesn’t want to obey you.
Some common commands that owners might say are “sit”, “stay”, “come,” and “down”.
Check out this article to teach your Boston Terrier to sit…How To Teach Your Boston To Sit.
7. Your Boston Is Growling At You
If your Boston Terrier is growling at you, it might not like you. Dogs usually only growl at people they don’t like or trust. So if your dog is growling at you, it’s probably because it doesn’t like you.
8. Your Boston Barks At You A Lot
If your Boston Terrier barks at you a lot, it might be because it hates you. Dogs usually bark when they’re excited, scared, or when they want something. But if your dog is always barking at you for no reason, it’s probably because it doesn’t like you and wants you to go away.
9. Your Boston Is Trying To Bite You
If your Boston Terrier is biting you, it definitely doesn’t like you. And it is time to seek help! Dogs usually only bite people they don’t like. So if your dog is constantly biting you, it’s a sure sign that it hates you.
These are just some of the signs that your Boston Terrier might hate you. If you see any of these signs in your own dog, it’s possible that it doesn’t really like you.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of your Boston Terrier.
There are ways to try and fix the situation. For example, you could try training your dog or getting it used to being around you more.
How To Stop Your Boston Terrier From Hating You
There are a few things you can do to try and remedy the situation.
First, try spending more time with your Boston Terrier. This means playing with it, walking it, and just generally being around her more. It’s possible that the reason it hates you is because it feels neglected. So by spending more time with it, you can hopefully turn things around.
Another thing you can do is to give your Boston Terrier some space. If it seems like nothing you do is making the situation better, then it might be best to just give your dog some time alone. This doesn’t mean you should never see your Boston Terrier again. But it does mean giving it some space and not forcing it to interact with you when it clearly doesn’t want to.
Finally, try to get to the bottom of why your Boston Terrier hates you. It’s possible that there is a specific reason why it doesn’t like you. For example, maybe you yell at it a lot or maybe you never give it any attention. If you can figure out why your dog doesn’t like you, then you can try to change that behavior and hopefully improve the situation.
A dog trainer can help. They can teach you how to play with your dog and how to give it space. They might also be able to figure out why your dog doesn’t like you and try to fix that.
If you would like to try to do the dog training yourself, be sure to check out Dr. Dunbar’s Virtual Dog Training Academy. There are tons of videos that can help you better train your Boston Terrier.
Hopefully, this article will help you turn things around with your Boston Terrier. Just remember that it takes time and patience to really build up a bond with your dog.
So don’t get discouraged if things don’t improve right away. With a little bit of effort, you should be able to get your Boston Terrier to like you again in no time!
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