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Dog Personality: 6 Sings Your Pup’s Unique

Let’s talk about dog personality!

Just like humans, every single pup is different. Some might be very cuddly, while others might prefer to be left alone. Some might bark, while others are more quiet. Yes, dog personality is real. Whatever your pooch may be, one thing’s for sure: they make your life better. Seeing their cute and lovely faces probably makes you smile. They greet you when you get home, they follow you around, they love to play with you, and they love you no matter what.

If you want to know more about your dog’s personality and understand them better, this is the right article for you. We’ve talked to different trainers, and here’s what we found out:

How would you describe your dog’s personality?

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1. The hyper-attached one

We begin our dog personality chat with the hyper-attached one. If you have a pup like this at home, you probably notice that they get anxious when you want to leave the house without them or when you do something else and don’t spend time with them.

Long story short, they suffer from separation-related anxiety and always seek attention. They might also have FOMO (fear of missing out) and can easily get excited around you, are the life and soul of any party, and take a while to calm down.

However, keep in mind that your pooch might be impulsive and follow you everywhere you go because they’re scared they might miss something interesting. They won’t be happy if you leave them alone for too long, so this type of dog personality requires training sessions and lots of patience.

We have many other things to talk about today, so keep reading!

2. The predatory/ aloof one

This is another type of dog personality that is pretty interesting but requires a lot of care and attention from you. Compared to the hyper-attached pup we’ve previously talked about, the aloof one doesn’t have FOMO and won’t care that much about your attention. However, be careful, because their predatory instinct might kick in and they can show signs of aggression towards other dogs.

If you have a pup like this at home, keep in mind that they might need multiple training sessions because they’re independent and they might not follow instructions easily. Experts recommend owners find methods to motivate their canine friends. Don’t worry; with a little TLC, everything will turn out fine!

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3. The fearful/ anxious one

Anxious dogs are afraid of people, animals, and situations they don’t know. They won’t be quick to react, and they might hesitate before doing something.

Researchers don’t know exactly what stands behind this type of dog personality because some pooches were attacked by animals or mistreated by humans and are still friendly. Sources say that fearful pups might jump up, whine, or try to intervene when their favorite humans stroke another pet. Even though this dog personality can be a bit hard to deal with, your pooch deserves all the love and attention. And don’t worry; with patience, proper training, and cuddles, your canine friend will feel safer in uncertain situations.

4. The assertive/ reactive one

Read this one carefully, because this type of dog personality can be dangerous! They might be assertive in particular situations they don’t like, and they can show reactive behavior even towards household members.

If your pooch is assertive, pay attention to how they react when you scold them, because they might not like it. Moreover, experts say that another reason why pups might react aggressively is because they’re scared of loud noises, such as dropped objects and vacuum cleaners.

This is a type of dog personality that needs a lot of attention from you, especially since they know exactly what they like and what they don’t. Pay attention to their behavior and try to learn their triggers so that you know how to help them. And before you ask, they require training sessions that are based on patience and positive reinforcement.

5. The agreeable/ calm one

According to experts, pups who are calm and easy-going are more likely to chase dogs or cats compared to the other canine friends we’ve talked about today. They’re also curious and are quick to learn new tasks and tricks. What’s great about these pooches is that they’re friendly, go with the flow, and are incredible pups.

Moreover, they’re docile, which makes them amazing for people who have young household members. On the other hand, calm pups are also great for seniors who don’t have that much energy but want a pet they’ll get along with. If you’re looking for a canine friend to spend your days with, have fun with, and match your pace with one another, an agreeable dog is just perfect for you.

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6. The adaptable one

This type of dog personality is pretty fun and docile, so there’s no reason why you won’t get along. An adaptable dog is cooperative and easy to handle, and they have a submissive nature that will make them expect you to take the lead.

What’s great about them is that they’re friendly with children, other pets, and seniors too, and they’re quite easy to train. While these canine friends might not be extroverted, they’re loving, affectionate, and gentle, amazing for families, and fun to be around.

What do you think about this type of dog personality? Let us know in the comments below!

What about training?

Now that you know more about different types of dog personalities, which one is your pup? We’ve already said a couple of things about training sessions, but let’s talk about them in-depth, shall we? Whatever the personality of your pup might be, taking them to proper training sessions will only be to their (and also your) benefit. A professional will know what tricks and techniques to teach them based on their personalities, behaviors, and capacities, so your pup can learn everything they need to at their own pace.

They might be a bit expensive, and you might need to do your research before you pick a good instructor for your canine friend, but it will be worth it in the end, especially if your pup has aggressive tendencies or is hard to control.

Other than that, you can always look up tricks and commands on the Internet and try to bond with your pup using them. It might take longer to teach them, but you’ll eventually succeed. If you want to have fun with your furry friend and help them develop their cognitive capacities and their joyful nature, I couldn’t recommend interactive toys enough. Here’s an amazing one that I used with my in-laws’ pup, and we both had the time of our lives.

Now that you know more about pups and how to understand them better, what do you think about this article? Did you find it helpful to read about dog personalities? If you have any tips and tricks for us, feel free to share them with us in the comments below! We’d appreciate it!

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  1. I talked to my husband into letting me get a husky, we found a couple and they had the mother and the father and they had the papers for each of them the history of both of them and they had five puppies, and we went and looked at them, and I picked one out and I brought her home and we want to get her trained because we thought she would probably need it so we took her to boarding school and training place to . The guy that owned the place had train for the military for 30 years military dogs and he was gonna be the one to board her if we went places so he wanted to do the job training training, he said huskies are hard to train. He would keep her for three days and then we get every three days and it went on for like five months but what was supposed to happen when we went to pick her up he was supposed to show us what he had taught her. every time we went to go pick her up and he would bring her out to do her routine. She would see me. He could not get her to do anything. She would not do anything for that man and she would come to me she would not do anything for him, so I would like a place so she didn’t see me he would work outside . He told me one day I was going to ruin that dog. Needless to say I like to die. I loved that her name was Monet. She was beautiful I was she was.. we stop there and I started taking her to a baseball field and I would let her run as much as she wanted to run and she be all the way on the other side. I would call her and she runs fast. She could get to me and she in my arms and I would catch her. after that, I would take her on her leash walk her around the basis about seven times and make her sit at each base then I will drop the leash and walk around seven more times and make her sit at the bases and if she started off, I would just step on the leash, and I did that and this they cannot believe I was able to do this with husky . she did not have a fenced in yard. She did not have a leash out front. She can go out front. I can walk down the street. She could walk down the street to rollerblade went a different way. She would come back and go get him in the neighborhood and take her out, she was the most well-behaved and trained dog you would ever want . as far as me running the dog, I don’t think so. He just didn’t have what it takes.. and me and her was always together never apart.

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