Hi everyone, I have a bit of a sensitive question here. I have a Doberman who I have raised since he was a puppy, he's now 18 months old. I love him to bits, but I have to admit that I'm not always the most patient person in the world. Unfortunately, the other day I lost my temper and kicked my Doberman out of anger. I feel really guilty about it now and I'm worried about how my dog will react to me in the future. Will my Doberman attack me in response to being kicked? I've never hit him before and I want to make sure that our relationship remains positive. Thanks in advance.
Hello there, I understand that kicking your dog was a misjudgment on your part. As a responsible pet owner, it's important to treat your furry friend with kindness and compassion at all times.
In my experience, the reaction of the dog is subjective and might vary based on multiple factors like the temperament of the dog, reason for kicking, strength of the kick, etc. Personally, I had to leave my dog with a friend while I was out of town, and she accidentally stepped on his paws, causing him to yelp in pain. After this incident, my dog was understandably a bit cautious around her, but she never held that against him and continued to show him love and care.
Therefore, I believe that if you take steps to apologize to your dog and show him love and kindness, he will eventually understand that it was a one-time occurrence and forgive you. However, you should also make a conscious effort to manage your anger in the future as it can have a lasting effect on your relationship with your dog.
I hope this helps and wish you the best in your future interactions with your furry friend.