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How to detect signs of stress in dogs

Just like us humans, dogs are not immune to stress. They can feel stress in all sorts of situations, positive or negative. When a situation is positive, we will often say that the dog is excited; but in a negative situation, we say that the dog is anxious. Whichever it might be, the feeling is […]

The socialization in the puppy (Part 2)

In this case, “Immersion” means being in an uncomfortable situation that causes stress. If the fear is too great and that the animal cannot escape, a trauma will happen. Here is a common example: Fido is 9 weeks old and oh so cute. With his owner, they pass by a schoolyard and all the children […]

Socialization in the puppy (part 1)

Do you know that the most critical period for a puppy is between the age of 0 and 4 month? It’s during that stage that all it has learned, good or bad, will be “recorded” in such way that they will shape the character and the behaviour of the dog. All the experiences the puppy […]

“Speaking” dog? Why not! (Part 2)

What are calming signals? You already know them! We will often associate them with indifference, boredom, or fatigue, when in reality your dog is using calming signals on you. Here they are: Yawning Shaking off Scratching Licking chops Averting eyes Sniffing the ground Lying down Sitting down Lifting paw Freezing Moving slowly Making a detour […]
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