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14 things you do that your dog actually hates

How would you feel if someone gave you unwanted hugs and commanded you to “make friends” with everyone you meet?

Forcing them to “make friends” with everyone
Forcing them to “make friends” with everyone
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This may be hard to hear but your chill, friendly pup may not be as into street meet-and-greets as you think he is. “While your dog may adore your affections, he may not be so keen when it comes to others,” says Marrs. He may do it to please you, but if he shows any signs of discomfort, don’t push it. “It’s important to respect a dog’s wishes and give them space if they don’t seem interested in saying ‘hi’ to strange people or dogs.”

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