Have you ever noticed how your Chow Chow reacts to a certain sound? When you yell at your pet, he tends to either growl to fight back, bark in disapproval, moan in fright, or scurry away to protect himself from harm. But when you talk to him in an affectionate way, he may simply gaze at you, quietly listen, dreamily close his eyes, gently lick your skin or deliberately invite himself to sit on your lap or lay his head on your leg. Sometimes, he may even prance around, show off his special skill, or just dance about as a form of appreciation. His initial response depends on the way you communicate with him verbally and physically.
How to interact with your Chow Chow
Since Chow Chows can be domineering and stubborn, yelling or smacking will even lead to more tension and aggressiveness. Take this scenario - when you call out to your Chow Chow and he doesn't want to come over, your patience may run out and, boiling over, you are naturally going to raise your voice and stomp off to grab him for a whack.
That particular situation will be stored in his memory. He will remember that harsh tone, followed by that act of meanness. Once your Chow Chow encounters it again, he will already have prepared himself as to how to respond to it. He may either attack you or just run away. Yet before the second-time madness occurs, you may notice a dramatic change in his behavior. He may act around you as if you're just a total stranger or avenge himself by destroying some of your valuable stuff and going into hysterics. When this happens, it may take a while to regain his trust. Thus, your Chow Chow may no longer be your heartfelt joy anymore. He may become your heartache, affecting your life in a drastic way.
One of the major requirements for owning a Chow Chow is patience. It's practically synonymous with love. So when your Chow disobeys you, just calmly talk to him. Teach him the proper way of behaving. Of course it will take a considerable amount of time before he masters it, but being patient will lead you to your ultimate goal in time. It will be a rewarding journey for you and your pet as you both learn the value of friendship and experiencing the bliss of it all.
The Purpose of Dog Language
Your tone signifies an emotion. It is how your pet judges your character. It is the first thing that he senses, determining your next move and how he should respond to it. It is merely the foundation of your relationship with him.
Are you going to become a successful Chow Chow owner? Take a moment and listen to your dog language.