So when my dog cowers with its tail between its legs everytime it hears a noise similar to that how am I supposed to feel?Originally posted by martyapo
Please don't hit your dog. I know it's hard not to but nothing makes you feel worse than having your pet cower everytime you raise your hand. Could you imagine your wife or child crawling up in the fetal position everytime you got mad because they were afraid of you. I tell you from experience, resist the urge to "spank". Instead, I have found using verbal techniques such as a stern "uh-eh" very effective. If that doesn't work, try putting some pennies or similar noise making item in a plastic 1 liter bottle. Shake it vigorously when he misbehaves.
Spanking is different then beating. I only spanked my dog one time and thats when she pissed on my fiance's down comforter because I wouldn't play with her. Believe me she never did that again. My dog is quite playful but she knows I'm the boss.
My dog cowers whenever it hears load noises just because she is a little wimp. It was funny...we took her for a walk and a car started she took off running!! Poor thing.
If I say "no" in stern enough voice she will do what is needed. Sometimes she gets upset because she knows she did something wrong.
Everybody has different methods and I believe that as long as the animal is not being neglected or beaten it will be ok.
EDITED TO CLARIFY and correct spelling