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  • Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dogs whining.

19.09.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dogs performing the ‘fake’ yawn.

The ‘fake yawn’ is one way a dogs body relieves stress.
He or she may have ‘had enough’ or is getting frustrated in a situation.
They may be highly aroused in anticipation of an event, such as, ‘’I’m waiting, waiting, for that food bowl to be put down….come on!”
It pays to look at the overall situation to gain clearer insight as to the route cause of the ‘fake’ yawn but worth then addressing, if this is a stressful situation/event requiring resolution, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 12:05:47 @ Stress in Dogs, Why does my dog?

10.09.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Noise Aversion/Fear of Noises

As part of the noise aversion scenario, it is common for dogs to become sensitive to stimuli that forecast something else. For example, with a dog that is scared of thunder, they have been known to react to the air pressure dropping, which leads to the wind getting up, which often accompanies thunder. Most markedly, your dog may start to pace and whine when the wind increases. [Read More…]

Admin - 11:37:48 @ Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season'

21.03.2020

Dog Behaviour. Tension and Anxiety. Covid 19.

Your dog feeds off your emotions and intent in situations. As well and quite logically, your dogs behaviour affects you. Be it through the frustration at chewed up new sunglasses or perhaps sadness and anxiety when they too are exhibiting these behaviours. [Read More…]

Admin - 06:26:54 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs

15.02.2020

Dog Behaviour. Benefits of walking your dog. Do small dogs need to go for walks?

The Walk -
The walk is the best form of mental stimulation!
Pent up energy of mental or physical forms has been linked to tension and anxiety.
There is more stimulation (different sights, smells etc.) when you break up the day with two walks and this also burns more energy than a single big, less intense one. [Read More…]

Admin - 03:57:07 @ 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Preventing 'Fixation'/'Obsession', Stress in Dogs | Add a comment

08.12.2019

Dog Behaviour. The Christmas Rush! Stress in Dogs.

Tis’ the Season! This can be quite a stressful time of year for your beloved dogs as well as yourselves.
There can be extra people in your home, with guests visiting (and possibly the shrill coming from ‘little people’), lots of exciting wrapping paper mountains, flashing lights and just in general a lot more ‘buzz’ around. [Read More…]

Admin - 17:02:00 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season' | 1 comment

 

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