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Aries Dog Personality: What Being An Aries Says About Your Dog

An Aries dog personality is strong-willed and ambitious... and a little bit stubborn. Find out more about the Aries dog zodiac sign here.

Kaitlyn Cawley

Updated December 06, 2022 • Published February 18, 2020

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Aries Dog Personality: What Being An Aries Says About Your Dog

So your dog is an Aries, and as the first sign of the zodiac, they are always pushing forward. Aries dogs are natural-born leaders with fiery tempers who were put on this earth to get things done. Passionate and determined Aries dogs are big-picture thinkers who don't like to get caught up in the details. Aries dogs are direct and don't pussyfoot around communicating: they don't bark in euphemisms or get overly worried about stepping on other dogs' paws.

Astrology says each sign of the zodiac learns and absorbs from each sign in the zodiac before them. As the first sign and overall baby of the zodiac, Aries start with a clean slate. That's why they often lead with optimism that borders on blind faith and intelligence that can lack wisdom.

Aries Dog Traits

  • Aries Dates: March 21 to April 19

  • Symbol: The Ram

  • Element: Fire

  • Ruling Planet: Mars

Aries Dog Strengths

  • Independent

  • Strong-willed

  • Energetic

  • Honest

  • Optimistic

At their best, Aries dogs are beacons of the dog community. They have a way with words (or barks); other dogs naturally gravitate toward them because of how confident and secure they are. But Aries don't revel in pup-ularity contests either, they prefer to be useful. Every task they complete has an ultimate purpose, so they never do busy work for busy work's sake. They are truthful dogs, open and honest with their emotions, and their personalities shine like fire in the dark. It's very difficult to tell an Aries dog what to do, which is OK as they already have a very good idea of what they should be doing in the first place.

Aries Dog Weaknesses

  • Impatient

  • Prone to anger

  • Stubborn

  • Selfish

  • Blunt

At their worst, Aries dogs can be stubborn and resistant to change. Aries dogs have a hard time believing when they aren't right. It may be difficult to discipline them, as the only people (or pups) who can successfully point out their flaws are Aries dogs themselves. Getting through to an Aries involves patience that other Aries dogs generally do not have, but the task is not impossible. Aries dogs, ulti-mutt-ely, want what's best for everyone; you just have to prove that this may not always mean what the Aries dog had in mind. Aries dogs don't like to beat around the bush, so you should be as direct in your communication as they are, or else you'll never get through.

Aries Dog Likes

  • Competition

  • Outdoor activities

  • Leadership roles

  • Freedom to explore

  • Direct communication

Aries dogs thrive in environments that play upon all their most important skills. If you're looking to get an Aries dog interested in something, make it a competition. The second you introduce the concept of winning (and others losing), an Aries dog is immediately interested. This is also why they fall into leadership roles; Aries dogs never crumble under pressure; they are almost too confident, never fearing failure. Aries dogs respond well to freedom and rarely like being boxed in, so you may want to reconsider crating this type of pup. They love nature and hiking and running without restriction. You can count on an Aries dog to be honest and truthful, never sugarcoating anything.

Aries Dog Dislikes

  • Inactivity

  • Delays

  • Injustice

  • Bosses

  • Being ignored

An Aries dog isn't suited to the couch potato lifestyle; they are always on the move and generally hate any form of delay. There's rarely a back-and-forth in any decision-making process, which makes them both decisive and impulsive. They enjoy being the authority figures who make those decisions and can sometimes languish under a micromanaging boss (or owner). They have a strong sense of right and wrong and will argue if they feel there's any injustice in the world. The only thing an Aries dog hates more than any of that is when you ignore them. Our advice: Never find out what happens when you ignore an Aries dog.

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