1.) Leave them home all alone: By nature, dogs are social animals that need a leader to feel secure. Long periods of separation can lead to anxiety.
2.) Insist on bath time: For most dogs, baths aren’t a pleasant experience. They don’t understand that they’re getting clean, just that water is spraying at them and they’re being covered in the unfamiliar smell of shampoo. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t give your dog a bath, but a treat after bath time might be well deserved.
3.) Not stick to a routine: Dogs are most content when they have a daily routine. If your work schedule and social life is getting a little hectic, your dog may start to experience some anxiety. Try to at least stick to a schedule when it comes to the basics (meals, walks, etc.).
4.) Yell: It might be hard not to get frustrated when your dog has an accident inside or chews up your favorite pair of shoes, but yelling doesn’t help. Dogs don’t like yelling because it sounds scary and aggressive, and they will likely just try to get away from the noise instead of associating it with their behavior.
5.) Treat them like babies: Other than a few exceptions, dogs would much rather walk with their own four feet than be pushed in doggy stroller. Also, a sweater on a cold day for a short-haired dog might be okay, but many dogs don’t enjoy dressing up (although some will tolerate it).