Sometimes us dog lovers can get wrapped up in how cute our pups are, and may be inclined to spoil them with affection, or a treat. While this is great for your dog, too much of anything can be a bad thing. Too much affection can lead to jealous behaviour in the future, and too much food can lead to, well, you know.
Here are some signs that you are giving your dog too much!
1. Your dog becomes jealous when you show affection to another dog
Cause: Too much affection
2. Your dog has become territorial over food
Cause: Too much affection and treats
3. You can notice an increase in body mass
Cause: This one is easy, cut down on the treats!
4. Your dog is constantly trying to get food from you
Cause: It is best to only give your dog treats as a reward for good behaviour. Don’t let him/her think they can have them whenever they want!
5. Your dog tugs on his/her leash
This is a sign that there is a lack of leadership. Your dog should be the follower and you should be a leader. Make sure to only give affection when your dog has been good.
There are plenty of other signs that your dog is receiving too much of a good thing. As long as you only reward for good actions and behaviors, your dog will be a great, balanced pup.