Twelve - Canine Stress Management
Unruly canine behaviors can often be prevented or solved simply by
reducing canine stress. Canines are intelligent, social creatures that
get cabin fever and are stressed by benign neglect that results from
many human lifestyles.
Just as we can't expect young children to act like little adults, it's
not fair to expect a canine to act like a stuffed animal.
hunger, thirst, loneliness, boredom, pent-up energy, unclear social
order, inconsistent cues, confusing circumstances, dirty food or water
bowl, human aggression, hitting, yelling, hectic households, fleas,
parasites, matted fur, physical discomfort.
Canine Stress Relievers:
aerobic exercise, daily physical and mental stimulation (going on
errands, being walked off the property) predictable routines, clear
social structure, indoor companionship, learning to earn valuables,
playtime, proper veterinary care and grooming.
Parenting Tips™ for your puppy