By Debbie Jacobs
A finalist within the annual puppy Writers organization of America's writing festival, this ebook is a necessary source for someone residing or operating with a anxious puppy. find out about the best and humane how you can support scared canine turn into more well-off and forestall or cease reactivity and aggression. the writer shatters myths and incorrect information concerning the dealing with of shy, timid and concerned canine.
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41 A Guide To Living & Working WIth A Fearful Dog Medications The field of behavioral medications for dogs has advanced. ), also work with dogs. I am neither a vet nor a scientist so would not try to explain what goes on in a brain and body that is constantly afraid. The fearful behavior that we see is only the tip of the iceberg in regard to what the dog is experiencing. While I could not explain the chemical and hormonal processes occurring when a dog is afraid, I’ve been afraid myself and know that the rush of adrenaline and jitters that follow do not immediately disappear.
Most of these behaviors would be thought of as being typical of ‘normal’ dog behaviors. The list includes; ✦ Eating ✦ Chewing ✦ Self-Grooming ✦ Playing ✦ Exploring ✦ Chasing ✦ Running ✦ Scratching ✦ Thinking & Performing By getting a dog to perform one these behaviors in a situation in which the dog is fearful, trainers can help them to begin to change their association with the thing or situation they fear. My fearful dog, when let outside, would run off as though being pursued. His fear was obvious by the backward glances at his potential pursuer (me, who never chased him).
The dopamine also helps the brain to process and learn new skills. The structure of the brain actually changes and new neurons and the pathways between them are created. Owners of fearful dogs need to find the balance between a novel experience that is pleasant (or at least tolerable) for their dog and one that is scary. You can do this by introducing new toys or items to your dog’s environment, moving their food and water bowls, making up new games, etc. While routines and predictability are important to scared dogs, be sure to find ways to add something new to your dog’s world regularly.
A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs