Human Acts That May Confuse Your Dog 

Even seasoned owners may not realize that certain actions they're taking can be perplexing for their furry companions. 

Continue reading to understand why engaging in activities like tug-of-war, wagging 

your finger, and other typical behaviors may cause confusion for your dog. 

When our pets display indications of stress, we may feel inclined to provide them with comfort similar to how we would for a human. 

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However, veterinarian Heather Venkat explained to Insider that sweet talk and petting can actually encourage fearful behavior. 

Instead, consider experimenting with different commands in exchange for treats.  

Dogs often find comfort and distraction in the repetitive actions of "sit," "down," "stand," and similar commands. 

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