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There are certainly things and behavior among humans that dogs hate. I think it annoys them! This might be funny for most of us but it can be detrimental and stressful to our fur friends. As pet parents we have to be responsible to know what annoys our fur babies. Are you aware of those things we do that Fido actually hates?o_O
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I believe every Fido is different. It is best to watch Fido's body language. Tail down, eyes wide, ears back......means you better back off. That one is pretty obvious.

There are other subtle cues that you will learn from Fido that mean "Fido don't like"
 

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I believe every Fido is different. It is best to watch Fido's body language. Tail down, eyes wide, ears back......means you better back off. That one is pretty obvious.

There are other subtle cues that you will learn from Fido that mean "Fido don't like"
Maybe you can list them?
 

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Yawning. Licking lips. Ears back. Tail down. Tense body position. Averted eyes. Whale eyes.
These are just a few. Do a bit of research and you will find a wealth of information.

I'm fortunate. My MiniS is very tolerant of bad people behavior. He will mostly just back away and shelter near me when some awkward individual attempts to approach in a poor manner. He is 3 years old and has not shown any aggressive behavior at any time. But, I also monitor to intervene when I suspect a bad situation for my MiniS is arising. I'd rather intervene early to protect the dog and not worry about the human feelings.

I'm in a foreign country. I know and have witnessed problems involving a foreigner. No matter what the situation was.....it is always the foreigner who pays. So, I intervene early to protect my dog and me. Many times, I just take Shadow to exit the situation.
 

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Frankly, one of the worst things to do when approaching a dog is to hold your hand over the dog's head.

This is perceived as a dominant position. The dog may jump or bite or back away or growl or bare teeth.......
 

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Maybe you can list signals that indicate dogs don't like a behavior?
Calming Signals:
1. Lip Licking, nose licking - especially if a dog doesn't like what you are about to do, or doesn't understand what you want or are going to do, or are giving confusing cues/behaviors.

2. Looking away - especially if you are staring at the dog ... as opposed to just looking at the dog and smiling.

3. Yawning - similar to #1 above, AND if you are currently doing something the dog doesn't like. Dogs may yawn when hugged, yelled at, jerked with the leash, patted on the head or body rather than rubbed.

4. Shaking it off - this is similar to shaking water off, but performed with no water around. It may indicate that a dog didn't like the most recent behavior.

5. ... Many dogs do not like their feet or the tops of their feet touched. They don't like their tails touched or pulled. They don't like you to touch or tickle under their tail or their ears ... (They Do like their ears scratched and rubbed.)

6. They don't like to be yelled at. Most dogs can easily learn to listen to a whisper, and I've had dogs learn to 'read lips'.

7. They don't like to be loomed over, to be laid on top of, to be stood over.
 
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