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What All Dogs Wish Their Owners Knew

Even though dogs can be very expressive, don’t you wish they could tell you what they were thinking? 

We do our best to guess, but do we really know?  Well here at DogBox we did some research into what their behaviour really means:

1. Please don’t overfeed me.

I know.  It looks cute when we beg and we really like treats but feeding us too much isn’t good for us.  It’s OK to say “No”.  We’ll still love you.  At least, I will!

Turns out too many of us canines are overweight.  If we’re overweight, that can lead to health problems like arthritis, cancer, heart disease and other  issues.  Maybe instead of feeding me more, engage me in a game of fetch or take me on a walk.

2. Old dogs need exercise too.

I know.  I don’t run around as fast as I used to.  But I still like going outside, especially with you.  I like just going for a walk around the block.  So many smells to smell!  Squirrels and birds!  Maybe I’ll even meet a new friend.  It’s always an adventure even if we aren’t gone that long.  

3. Just because I’ve got a big garden doesn’t mean I’m exercising.

Don’t be fooled.  Just because I have a big yard to run around in doesn’t mean I’m actually running around.  It can be kind of boring when you’re not here and there aren’t any other dogs around.  Sometimes I just like to take a nap. If that’s not good enough for you then come outside with me and play.  

4. I only chewed your slipper/show/chair leg because I was bored

Guilty puppy .Well maybe I was also a little upset because you, the leader of the pack, left me alone.  But it can get pretty boring when you’re not around.  Not a lot to do without a friend.  I can only nap so much and after that it was time for some fun!

5. Be consistent.

I love it when we play fetch!  But sometimes you start the game and then you don’t let me play.  Or you promise me a treat and then you don’t give me one.  That’s confusing.  I’m not sure what to think when that happens.  I love it when you tell me something like we’re going for a ride and then we go for a ride!  That’s great. I think I’m catching on when you tell me something and then that’s what happens!  Say, how about going for a ride!

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