The feeling that you get, when you get greeted by your pet, after you get home from a tiring day at work, is indescribable. For many people who live by themselves in particular, a pet can prove to be an invaluable friend who can comfort them, during the bouts of loneliness, that many single individuals experience from time to time. But despite the fact that you may believe that you are in charge of your house, regardless if your pet roams free when you are at work, in all actuality, your pet may be the one who actually calls the shots. Here are 3 signs your pet is running your home.
1) They Pick When And What They Want To Eat
If you are in fact, the boss of your home, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to leave out food on the table regardless if it’s an extra slice of pizza or a half eaten burrito. But if you find yourself hiding leftovers, or experience a certain degree of embarrassment, because your pet snatches away food in your presence, even if it’s from a guest, this is a strong indicator, that your pet is in control. Even though dogs in particular are notoriously known for roaming through the trash and bottom cupboards, when you are not around, if your pet does this in your presence, it’s a strong indicator that they call the shots.
2) They Become Alarm Clocks And You Become A Thief In The Night
One of the biggest signs that indicates who is in charge is if you find yourself in the predicament where your pet will wake you up regardless of the time of day or night. For example, if you take your dog on a walk each time it needs to use the bathroom due to the fact that you live in a space constricted apartment, if they wake you up in the early morning hours so that they can go for a leak, that’s quite understandable. But, if you find yourself in the predicament, where your pet wakes you up because they want to play or said quite simply, want to be entertained, they’re in charge. The sign becomes even more evident if alternatively, you find yourself tip toeing around your own house, to avoid the possibility of waking them up.
3) You Give Them An Inch And They Take A Mile
Some pets have a natural ability to sense if an owner is dominant or submissive. As such, they may intentionally do things that they know are wrong to see how you react. For example, if they realize that you do not punish them whenever they do something wrong such as dig up your backyard, pulling on the leash while you walk them, or ruin your furniture time after time, eventually they will take advantage of this fact and continuously do whatever it is that pleases them, knowing that there is no consequence that lies to be experienced thereafter.