So today,I researched about how do dogs decide who is their master? Obviously most dogs love people but why do they listen, and show affection more to one person rather then everyone, so why?
Their "master' is usually the person the dog is always happiest to see and listens to the most. Dogs see their master as the person who cares for them (Eg: Talking them for walks, feeding them, etc), plays with them, and spends a lot of time with them. It may be more difficult for the dog the choose a master if there are more people living with them, as the dog will try and spend time with all of the people. Though if there is one person in the family who does not care as much for the dog, or pay attention to the dog when they want it, they may not be the dog's most favorite person. (1)
Dogs also choose their masters by people's attitude, touch and tone of voice. Dogs can actually sense that. Just like if you give attitude or are sassy ,dogs will pick that up and may not think of you so good. Dogs can actually be quite picky. If you do not give very much attention to a dog, they will not see you as their master. Here is an comparison: If you have a long distance relationship with someone and barely get to see each other, most people will just Skype or talk on the phone to keep their relationship going. But dogs are different. They love attention from humans so if you do not give that attention it will not work. (2)
Now this next topic I was not planning on researching, but found an interesting article and thought I should include this. So here you go,do dogs have enemies?:
Dogs have many people/animals they dislike,but they don't really develop enemies on their own. Studies have actually shown that a dog's main enemy is someone who is mean to their master, or someone their master does not like. For an example, if you have a fight with someone, and that person starts yelling at you or is being snappy, your dog will notice that and may start to dislike them. Or if your giving someone dirty looks, or being mean to them your dog will think "Oh, master does not like this person so I do not either".(3)
Next I plan on researching how do dogs become trained? How do we house train them? How do they learn tricks and commands? Thanks to all who have read my posts and replied! I really appreciate it! If you have ideas or suggestions just leave a comment Thanks!