In animal behavior, neophobia refers to the tendency of an animal to be frightened by anything new.
Training your dog is truly worth the time spent.
As a canine behaviorist, I’ve been asked many times ‘Why does my dog kick up so much dirt especially, after soiling?’
It seems that every dog consumes a bit of grass now and then without posing an issue but when it becomes excessive, it’s time to take notice.
If you want to modify or recondition a dog’s behavior, you need to consider the behavior from the dog’s perspective.
Separation anxiety is one of the most common of canine behavioral problems. Usually, it can be fixed without professional help.
Dogs look to us to learn everyday. They are one species that inherently looks to the human for guidance and direction. If you own a dog, set boundaries.
During and after a traumatic storm, it is extremely important to remember that your pets can experience extreme stress and anxiety due to the weather.
Many of our best friends love to collect or hoard as many toys, bones, treats and morsels of food as they can. It’s because they’re instinctively nervous.
Pulling on the leash can be a problem for many people as they take their dogs out for a walk. It’s also a problem for the dog which must be corrected.
Although the very notion may seem repulsive, Coprophagia or stool eating can be somewhat common in canines, especially puppies – but it may be a sign of something more serious.
A soothing and relaxing massage is not just for people. It has been used as a method to achieve successful rehabilitation in many animals including dogs, cats and horses.
While leash biting may seem playful, It’s extremely important to know that your dog’s behavior stems primarily from fear, overexcitement or anxiety.
Growling is a way for the dog to communicate any number of things including fear, anxiety, insecurity or stress. Respond accordingly and eliminate the cause.
It’s so sad to witness a dog who is considered to be “hand shy” or fearful of the human touch. Fortunately, this is not an irreparable situation.