Spoiler alert it is not always the owner of the dog who is their favorite person!!
So how do dogs actually choose the person who is their favorite? And what is it that you can do to change this? Of course this post is not the solution for all dogs but, we can make a general view on dogs behaviors.
Most of the Dogs bond the most with those people who take care of them in a certain period of time and the key time from birth until the dog is six months.
At this age, puppies’ brains are incredibly receptive, and their early social experiences influence them for the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s so important to ensure your puppy has positive interactions with a wide range of people, places, and things.
For example, dogs who aren’t exposed to people wearing hats may become afraid of hats later in life. I didn’t get Radar until he was six months old, so I don’t know exactly what his early socialization experiences were like. However, he tends to prefer men, which leads me to believe he had more positive, formative experience with male caretakers.
If your dog was already an adult when you adopted them, don’t worry: it’s not too late to become their favorite. But early experiences are important, continued socialization throughout their life matters a lot!.