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17 Things You Do That Your Dog Actually Hates, Experts Say

CUT OUT THESE BAD BEHAVIORS SO YOU DON’T TURN MAN’S BEST FRIEND INTO YOUR WORST ENEMY.

Your dog may look at you like you hung the moon, but even man’s best friend has limits. In fact, there are plenty of behaviors that can turn your relationship with your canine companion into a contentious one in no time at all. If you want to stay on the right side of Rover, find out if you do any of the following things that vets, trainers, and other canine specialists say dogs hate.

1. Force them to play with other dogs

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Just because your dog enjoys going to the park, that doesn’t mean you should try to force a friendship between them and another pup at the playground if the chemistry clearly isn’t there.

“Some dogs are very social and love playing with other dogs, where some are very independent and do not want to play with other dogs,” says Sara Ochoa, a small animal and exotic veterinarian in Texas and consultant for DogLab.com. “If your dog wants to play with another animal, they will.” click “NEXT” below to continue reading

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