Updated at: 20-01-2022 - By: petstutorial

Hello! I’d like to begin by introducing all of you at Ruff Beginnings Rehabilitation (RBR). I am Maxine and I’ve been member of RBR since 2011. RBR team since 2011 , working with dogs and cats alike. Today, I’d like to talk about pet favoritism and how it may affect the dynamics between pets and human beings and cohabiting humans too. My husband and me have three cats. We’ve seen odd variations in the way some of the animals could favor one over the other. There have been complaints from clients about how their pet seems to exhibit favoritism towards one owner. Let’s dive straight into the issue.

As we may have favorites among our pets, animals are observed to prefer one particular person over the other. Sometimes , this is attributable to the kinds of interactions that take place in the home among all the inhabitants. My husband and I have noticed this not just with our pets as well as with the pets of our clients. It is largely based on the character of the pet. With our cats, we’ve observed certain traits. When they go to bed, the cats love to snuggle with me on my bed. When my husband is off to his job in the morning I’ll take a long cuddle with my cat prior to starting my day. In the evenings I’m on my husband’s lap they’d like. One of the factors that lead to this are our schedules for the day. They are aware that when he comes home and is seated into the sofa to enjoy video games and to watch TV, he’s unlikely to be leaving anytime very soon, and they make the full benefit of that. Our cats are merely playful cuddlers. In the case of animals, our dynamic alters as my husband is”the “fun one.” Sometimes, the behavior of pets can be conflicting: a pet may be extremely loving to one person, but hostile to another. I have had clients joke to me about how the pet is the “other girlfriend/boyfriend.” It’s hilarious in the moment however feelings of resentment, jealousy, or even anger may take over, particularly when a person has made efforts to connect with the animal but to nothing to no avail. If you are talking to your pet constantly and it would rather be with your pet maybe it’s because of being too engaged. Then, restraining your affections and conversing with your animal companion every day could be enough to change the opinion of your pet of you. For more serious problems assistance from a professional may be required.
Whatever the reason you may have, there are some fundamental factors to consider in case you’re having difficulty to build a relationship between your animal.


  • The first step is to look at the family dynamics. Who feeds the family? This is the
  • the first thing I consider the first thing I look at when there’s a problem with affection. The person who is looking to strengthen the bond is the one that ought to be providing food for their pet(s). This is an easy method to build a direct link to positive things. When the imbalance is fixed and the progress is made feeding responsibility can be reduced to the 50/50 responsibility.
  • The time spent playing is the following high deal item. The most important thing to think about is the hours everyone to the animal. In the case of your favoritism, it could be that your roommate or your partner only engages with the animal, and you do not or vice versa when appropriate. I also enjoy looking at the play patterns. For example, you can’t roughhouse a cat like you do with dogs. If you are engaging with animals in play, the kind of play you choose to engage in has been designed to respect the individual animal.
  • Basic obedience, with positive reinforcement is a great bonding exercise for canines and cats. There are a lot of instructional videos on tricks that are packed with details. Yes cats can be trained however it takes more discipline than dogs.
  • Sometimes, it’s deeper than this. It could be the result of an individual’s
  • personality. If there is an obnoxious and loud human within a home with an animal that is shy or afraid pet, they are more likely to flee and hide rather than when they are confident and within the midst of all the attention and enthusiasm.
  • Sometimes, it’s related to smell, or your cat may simply like the way you or your friend smell. The fact is cats’ perception of scent is fourteen times more than that of humans which is 200 million neurons, compared to our five million. Cats also have an unusual organ inside the mouth’s roof known as the Jacobson’s Organ (or vomiting organ). It aids the cat in the sense of smell and assist in distinguishing the pheromones. For dogs, the distinction is even more significant, with up around 300 million neurons based on the breed. Each human has its own unique scent fingerprint, which is basically all a cat or dog must be able to distinguish one from the other. Researchers have been studying the power of a dog’s smeller is now more powerful than ever before, particularly when it comes to military and law enforcement. In light of all this, it’s not out of reach to think that animals may prefer one scent over one.
  • There are a variety of things that we can consider as favoritism behaviors in animals however, with a bit of attentive observation, you may be able fix the issue yourself by implementing eating schedules, routines for playtime or even changes to how you interact and interact with your animal on an everyday basis. If there is something you think is affecting you on a deeper level don’t hesitate to seek out an expert.



Do you have any questions about about the reason your dog’s adorable cousin more than the other? Normal and abnormal reasons could be the cause of this issue. This comprehensive guide covers everything you should be aware of about this subject. I hope that it will help. Also, don’t forget tell us about your experience. Enjoy your day.

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