6. Pointing or shaking a finger at her
Healthy Pets explains that this gesture is a “universal stress inducer for dogs.” The article says that it is often accompanied with an angry gesture, a hovering stance, and a stern tone.
Your pup may not remember when he did to deserve the “finger point,” but he will know that you’re upset with him, causing anxiety.
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