Lack of attention: Not giving your dog enough time and interaction can make them feel neglected and lonely.
Harsh discipline: Using overly harsh or inconsistent discipline methods can confuse and distress your dog, leading to anxiety and fear.
Verbal or physical aggression: Yelling or physically hurting your dog can cause emotional distress and damage the trust they have in you.
Neglecting their social needs: Dogs are social animals and need socialization with other dogs and humans. Isolating them can lead to feelings of loneliness and insecurity.
Inconsistent routines: Frequent changes in daily routines and lack of structure can make dogs feel uncertain and anxious.
Ignoring their cues for attention or affection: Not responding to your dog's attempts to seek attention or affection can make them feel unloved and rejected.