If you are a dog owner you know how much the love of your life makes you. You may get jealous that your dog doesn’t get a chance to do that. There are several reasons that a dog might become jealous of its owner. The first and likely the most obvious one is because they are in the same household.
The love of your life could end up with more of your time than your dog. This can happen if they are in the same household for a long period of time or if they are allowed to get more of your time than you are. A dog can also fall out of favor if something happens to the owner.
They might get sick or old and if that happens your dog might get the honor of watching out for them. A more subtle form of this is your dog becoming jealous if they cannot spend more time with you.
There are other signs that your dog might be jealous. If you are spending more time with someone else than the dog, or you do not spend time with him as it used to be, he might become jealous. You might also have to spend more time with the dog than with other pets because he watches and observes them. You can’t even walk to the park or anywhere without the dog following you and wanting something in return.
So there are all the signs that you might be having dog jealousy. There are other things that can cause dog jealousy but those are more clear-cut. It will be hard to notice because most of the time dogs love each other just fine. This also goes to show that you need to be very careful as you try to figure out this kind of jealousy.
There are some extreme cases that when a dog is no longer getting all the attention and affection he once enjoyed, either as a result of a new family member (usually a baby), or whatever, the dog as a result of jealousy can even become aggressive. This will certainly require a precise and skilled intervention from the owner.
If you see a dog getting all that they want from his owner then he is the most likely to have dog jealousy. As you can see dog jealousy is a tricky thing. You should be very careful when you are treating your dog well and show it that you love them. If you are not sure about something then stop doing it. Let your dog figure out for themselves how the relationship works without your assistance.