How To Win A Dog’s Heart
Has your dog ever surprised you by really not taking to a person who you have no reason to dislike?
Or, loving the one person you hate most in the World?
And, more interestingly, did they turn out to be right?
My dog Holly is so good at this I believe that she can peel back the layers of clothes, makeup, even skin and see straight into someone’s soul. She doesn’t make a snap decision, it can take a few hours of sideways glances, air sniffing, and chin scratching, but she is always right!
I should rent her out to dating sites, it would save so much heartache (and money), bless her its a shame she doesn’t know how to swipe left or right.
If you would like your dog to love you more than anything else in the world.
If you want him to look at you with complete adoration in his big brown eyes.
Here is how to Win A Dog’s Heart
An offer of food is always good but the offer of a carrot will have severe implications, he may hate you… FOR LIFE!
Gravy bones give Brownie points, but a slice of sausage equals lifetime devotion.
2 The Tickle Spot
Anyone can give a good old tummy rub but there are only a few who can hit..‘The Spot’. This is approx 3mm to the left of the top of the right leg and is signaled by a frantic leg wiggle.
If you can’t find The Tickle Spot a gentle massage behind the ears always goes down well.
3 The Best Seat
Your dog must be able to choose the chair closest to the fire, with a good view out of the window, preferably with the fluffiest blanket and the softest cushion. He must have a large sofa or double bed to stretch out on and will only share by invitation only.
It might be a good idea to invest in a sleeping bag!
4 Share The Goodies
Don’t ever try to open the fridge quietly, the same goes for the biscuit tin and that cupboard where you keep your emergency stash of goodies. He may be at the top of the garden but he will be by your side at the slightest sound of a jaffa cake wrapper.
Eating goodies without sharing will not be tolerated.
5 The Word ‘No’
Most words are acceptable like ‘dinnertime’, ‘bedtime’ and ‘treat time’ but if you say the ‘N’ word you may get the curled lip treatment forever! It doesn’t matter if his bark can shatter glass, or he always wants to go out just as you have sat down, the word cannot be said in his presence.
Try shaking your head and giving a dirty look instead.
A nice long walk is always welcome. However, don’t think you will get to choose your route. Your dog likes to walk in the direction of the smelliest lamp post and nothing will change his mind.
It may take a while to post your letter!
If you follow the guide I can guarantee that your dog will love you forever!