Signs Your Dog Hates You - You Won't Believe This!

Signs Your Dog Hates You – You Won’t Believe This!

Beware, fellow dog parents! Your dog can start hating you if you make him uncomfortable continuously. No matter how much he loved you in the past, he may growl, try to bite you, bark at you or hide away in a corner if he started hating you.

So make sure you are not making him aggressive, feel scared, or threatened with your daily behaviour. 

So, what are the signs your dog hates you? Peeing on your possessions is one of the most common signs that he hates you. Not letting you touch him, being aggressive when you go near him, bearing their teeth at you, growling, barking, and scratching are all Signs your dog hates you.

Having a doggo at home has its ups and downs. While we dog parents have immense pleasure in having pets around, we constantly come to hear news of pets getting abused by their owners. As a result, even after rescuing, the pet will hate the entire humanity. 

So if you have an abused rescued doggo at home, you will notice the signs we are going to mention down below. But it doesn’t mean he hates you because of something you did.

Instead, he’s scared of humans for his life because of all the traumatic experiences he had in his past life.

Most Common Signs Your Dog Hates You

For those of you wondering why your pet is suddenly rejecting you altogether, I suggest you think back. Did you beat him mercilessly? Or did you scream at one of your family members in front of your doggo? Did you do anything that would scare your pet off you?

Then it is natural he doesn’t want to be near you, don’t you think? But here are the most common signs your pet gives away when he doesn’t like you or, in the worst cases, hates you. 

  • Chewing And Destroying Your Things

Many dogs destroy our things, such as spongy couches and mattresses. Although they do this for fun at the time, there are also some dogs who destroy our possessions as revenge.

Especially if your dog hates you, he will destroy everything he can reach. 

  • Potty Inside Your House

Almost all of us dog parents have potty-trained our pets. So they know full well that doing their business inside the premise is entirely unacceptable.

But even so, when dogs are angry at us, they will use our premises as their private toilet and will not show any kind of remorse when you confront your pet about it. 

  • Bite You

Dogs love getting snuggles, belly rubs, and any kind of attention. While it is true, they will do the complete opposite with anybody they don’t like to be around.

When the dog hates someone or feels threatened by that person’s mere presence, he will naturally get aggressive and try to bite off a chunk of that person’s body.

  •  Growling At You

When a dog growls, you know that he doesn’t like you. The dog will only bark or growl at you when he really despises you.

So it is better to keep away from that pet, at least until you figure out what’s wrong and conjure a plan to make him like you again. 

  • Hiding When He Sees You

Usually, when we return home from work or go out, our pets will come bounding toward us to welcome us home. But the situation will turn upside down as soon as he starts disliking you.

When the doggo even hears you coming home, he will hide in some dark corner, away from you. 

What To Do When You Noticed Signs Your Dog Hates You

There are few instances that answer why your dog hates you. Let me point out a few of them.

  • Lack of physical stimulation and socialisation
  • You have been aggressive towards the dog or someone else in front of the dog
  • Suffering from severe anxiety
  • Inconsistency in your punishment methods
  • Has experienced a traumatic past with humans

It will obviously take us by surprise to get to know that our dog has started hating us. So at times like that, what do you do? Let me tell you.

First, please stop panicking! It’s not the end of the world. Your pet probably has gone through one or many of the above situations to reject you.

But you can reverse the situation and put your relationship with your dog back together. But freaking out is not a method to do it. 

Once you discover that the pet is aggressive towards you, please don’t push your limits and invade his private space. It is better to give him some space and rethink what happened to make him angry at you.

After figuring out the cause of this sudden behavior change, you can decide your next action. But in the meantime, giving the canine some time to cool down is the best thing you can do. 

After that, try being friendly to the pet. Talk to him in a soft voice, and try to get the pet to come near you without going near him. If he does, you can start with some positive reinforcement, such as giving him a treat because he obeyed you. 

Maybe you can even show him some of his favorite tasty snacks to make him come to you. Don’t be hasitate in touching him if he has already become aggressive with you. 

Sometimes, when dealing with aggressive pets, it is better to take the help of a professional rather than trying to get back on track with him all by yourself.

We sometimes cannot say what our canines will do the next moment, so it is always an excellent choice to hire a professional to bring your pet’s best personality out of him. 

But always remember that not freaking out, giving your pet some space to calm down, giving treats, and treating him in a friendly way will help you get back with him on the right foot.

But if you feel like you cannot do it alone when you see signs your dog hates you, always take the help of a professional dog trainer, or you could make the situation worse.

Thank you for reading this post. I hope it answered your burning questions about your dog. Stay tuned with Jack Russell Owner for more interesting posts.


  • Dominic Parker

    Dominic P. is a dog behavioral researcher who graduated from the University of Surrey and holds BVMsi (Hons) in Veterinary Medicine and Science. He has been around dogs since childhood and has unconditional love for dogs. It makes him become a researcher instead of practicing as a veterinarian. Dominic enjoys his work and likes to share his findings with dog parents to give them a better understanding of dogs’ behaviors.

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