Why we don't share 'soft' energy with dogs
Just remember that when you share soft energy with your dog (baby-talk, showering dog with unearned affection), your dog doesn't feel safe and does not trust that you can protect him. That leads to anxiety, stress, insecurity, which overall pushes the dog to make bad choices. We have to remember that our dogs are instinctual not emotional creatures, so if they feel that you're a 'softie', they will take over instinctively, not because they want to but because they have to for survival mode, it's mother nature for them. Dogs need leadership and guidance. They want someone to lead and be told what to do, they need a 'job'.