WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins
WE PLANT THE "SEEDS OF IDEAS" IN DOG OWNERS MINDS - THESE IDEAS EVENTUALLY BLOSSOM INTO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BEHAVIOUR - Sally Hopkins

SUGGESTIONS TO REDUCE A DOG'S stressed or FASEDUP CONDITION

To maintain optimum health, both physically and mentally, a dog needs a lifestyle that has a balance of rest and activities. Some suggestions are on the Left.

 

 

 

 

BALANCE
of
 
PERIODS OF REAL REST
AND RELAXATION
AND
QUIET MENTAL &
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

that it feels able to cope with

It is important to take a holistic view of the dog's life and look at all aspects to see if there is something which may be inadvertently causing your dog stress. These can then be replaced with quality rest and quiet activities which your dog enjoys doing, building self esteem and confidence in what it is able to cope with.

There are many ways that we can help our dogs to reduce their long-term stress levels and remove over-stimulating or negative Environmental Photos. This is done by -

MANAGING THE DOG'S
ENVIRONMENT
&
ROUTINE
Physical Exercise
Training Venue
Training Sessions
Human Emotions
& Attitudes
 
 
 
Balancing "Home Alone"
with Human Company

 

By identifying and addressing these issues we are offering the dog the opportunity to rest, relax and mentally occupy itself at certain periods of the day, helping to "drain away" the high levels of stress in the dog's Stress Glass. You may find that you only need to do one or two of these suggestions to dramatically reduce your dog's long-term stress levels. Do not make changes just for the sake of it - trust your instincts, as you know your dog better than anyone else.

 

Over a period of time you will be able to gradually relax the management of the dog's environment and routines, as your dog's long-term stress levels will have lowered and it will probably be able to cope with these old "triggers".

 

What I really want to emphasise is that you must reach a suitable BALANCE, both for you and your dog. Your dog did not choose to come and live with you - you chose it! Unlike cats, who can escape living conditions that they do not "approve" of, dogs are virtual prisoners in our homes and lifestyles. When you obtained your dog you took on the responsibility and commitment of caring for it for its entire life. This commitment includes being prepared to compromise, recognising and managing what your dog can cope with and enabling it to find its natural role in your life and obtain its optimum health (both physically and mentally).

 

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