|Barked: Tue Dec 11, '07 7:38am PST |
|I really feel this every day more and more. And I see it. He likes my husband more than anyone. He wiggles his tail and plays with him every time. He will come to me when I call him but won't really want to play or let me pet him. He cries for my husband and absolutely adores him, respects him and loves him. One look and one smile from him, and Happy will jump straight to my husbands lap. He doesn't like to play with me. I have another dog, Toby and he seems to like me better but Toby also likes my husband(it's not like we choose sides or anything). I took care of Happy his whole life. I know his every facial expression, wants and needs, when he is hurting and when he is sad. I was there for him more than my husband in everything.
He respects me ok, listens to me most of the time, but I don't think he likes me. It hurts me to see this. I try to spend more alone time with him, and I give him more attention lately to see if this would change. I love this dog very much and it's not easy to see no devotion or love or affection. He only sees my husband and Toby. I am just a body. That's what it feels like. I am there to feed him, take him out, bathe him, brush him, give him treats but that's about it.
Not sure about this...I didn't know this was possible. I never mistreated him. I am firm and very fair and nice and i give him a lot of kisses and hugs...(he is a pit bull btw, i don't know if that makes any difference). I also train him whenever possible, don't give him way with things just because he is cute. I make him sit and wait or come or down, etc. I go thru door first, I come in first, I eat first, I say when and how, when to play when to stop. He is showing a little bit of disrespect towards me not sure why. Am I not firm enough??
Anybody has any experience like this? Any ideas?
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