Dealing With Fear In Dogs

We too often assume that dogs can think and feel as we do, but they don’t. Dogs don’t think Right vs. Wrong, they think Safe vs. Dangerous, and so if something feels unsafe to them (scary), they will defend themselves, try to get that scary thing to move away, or at least move away from the situation......

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Driving With Dogs

If your dog becomes anxious when traveling by car, he might show signs of stress such as panting, drooling or even vomiting. This is not fun for you, but even less fun for your dog. Very often the first experience a puppy has of a car journey is the day he leaves his mum and littermates; and the second, his first trip to the vet. So is it any wonder he finds stepping into this large noisy thing stressful?...

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Dog + Ignoring Stress Signals = Potential Aggression

Dogs don't want to fight, they know that potentially it can be dangerous for them too. Most dogs demonstrate 4 survival strategies when confronted to a situation they are not comfortable with: Flight, Flirt, Freeze and (generally as a last resort) Fight. The Four Fs. Think about it, us humans sometimes uses these too....

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