You take care of your dog, go with him for a walk, feed him food and a grooming session but still, he likes your sibling or another family member the most? Do you wonder why you are not the favorite person of your dog? Well, dogs choose their favorite person, not on the basis of who takes care of their daily chores but the one who rather spends more time caressing him. However, there are certain other factors also involved that make the dog adore someone so dearly.
Factors and Ways Dogs Decide Their Favorite Person in the Clan
Person That Gave Positive Interactions and Socialized Them
At a very naive age when your dog was still a pup, the person who interacted with him more positively and amiably would have certainly earned some brownie points from your Fido. Positive experiences always get etched in their minds, more so when they are still young. From birth to six months of age, dog’s brain is at a highly receptive mode and at this time if they won’t receive more positive interactions with people and things around them, they tend to become scared and submissive. Contrarily, if they are introduced to more and more people and things in the world, they become more open, they choose people that have always been lively and fun to be with. So be there for your pup the most at this time and caress him so he feels loved.
Person Who Gives Them Most Physical Attention
You must be caring for him but don’t have time to spend with him. If this is the case, please don’t expect from your dog that you will be his favorite of all. Reason being, the more a person spends time with the dog physically, the more a dog bonds with him. They require someone who can play with them more often, someone who can go nuts when they are in their high mode. This leads to our other point which is ‘person who matches their energy levels’.
Person Who Matches Their Energy Levels
Your dog is rolling on the floor and darting swiftly from place to place and you are running along with him, going crazy the way he is behaving, you gonna be the most loved person for him in the world. Dogs like people who match their energy levels and behave lunatic just like they do. So, if you wanna be his favorite, get on your toes when you see him rock and roll.
Some Breeds Are Naturally More Friendly
Yes, this is true! Some dog breeds like Basenji, Greyhound, Shiba Inu, Cairn terrier, Viszla are likely to bond more easily with a person that provides more attention and care. These breeds befriend and socialize with others more smoothly and take less time to revert love in comparison to other breeds.
Person Who Give them More Treats
Who doesn’t love food and more if it is a treat? Mind you your dog looooovvvess them too. They form a positive bonding with the person who gives him treats and his special food more often. Dogs love to stay in the company of such a person because they know they would be getting a treat if they stay friendly to that person. So, make sure you are the one who feeds him more of his most-liked dishes and treats.
Hope you got a fair idea why dogs bond with that one person more than others. They are just like us and need the same kind of attention, love, caressing, fun and lots of treats just as we do. If you become that person for him, he will share the most stable and trustful bond with your furry munchkin. Just express the love you have for him. That’s the trick!