Category Archives: signs of stress

Raised Hackles, A Sign of Aggression in Dogs?

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People often assume that when a dog has raised hackles that it is displaying dominant aggressive behavior. While this may be the case and one should always be respectful of a dog’s show of reactivity, there are multiple reasons for this phenomena taking place.

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The Cause of Your Dog’s “Bad Behaviors”?

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We humans tend to think of our dogs in such simplistic terms. We get a dog for companionship with a lot of high expectations and are often disappointed in what we believe to be our pet’s “inappropriate habits” as we recite our well rehearsed litany of complaints.

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Small Dogs That Bite

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Have you ever thought about what it must be like to be a little dog, always having to look up at the giant scary world?

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Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors May Be A Cry For Help

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When a dog owner’s frustration begins to mount with the behavior issues their pet is presenting, the first thought may be that the dog is ruining their life, being bad, and possibly should be turned over to the shelter so that they can rid themselves of the pressing inconvenience.

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Being Aware of Your Dog’s Expression

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It is extremely important to become familiar with your dog’s expressions so that you may be more in tune to what a dog it trying to tell you, and even more important when there are children. They must be taught how to approach a strange dog and how to interact appropriately with the family dog.

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Signs of Stress

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Oftentimes what owners consider “bad” behaviors, are their dogs’ stress signals.  Some signs of stress might be: 1.  Barking & Whining: Take note of when your dog tends to bark and make a fuss. Is it when he/she is isolated from the family? That could indicate separation anxiety.

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