Look at this from a perspective like you have been assigned in a distant land upon which you are not familiar to, you don’t know what language people speak in this particular place. You don’t know what to do and what you are supposed to do.
It may seem exciting at first but you would still feel a tinge of fear. That’s what it feels like to be a dog or a puppy that is new to a certain place, home or surrounding.
Dogs are just like us, humans, they have things that scare them too. Separation anxiety is common to pups. This is the type of anxiety developed when the dog is distant or separated from its owner.
This differs from every dog. Some dogs can cope up and adapt easily to a new environment even after just leaving the place they once lived before. While others who spent most of the time with their owners have grown to rely and depend on them resulting in a separation anxiety causing deep distress and sadness to the pet whenever the owner is not around.
There are signs that your dog might be suffering from separation anxiety. First, if your dog looks uneasy or stressed when members from the family leave him alone in the house. Your dog might also commit self-harm like jumping on fences, nagging their claws through doors, injure their paws by trying to escape from its cage and many more.
They may destroy things, like your slippers, or the floormat. Also when they constantly bark when you aren’t home.
What can you do to make the separation anxiety go away? According to researches, medications for human anti-anxiety also works to lessen a dog’s anxiety.
It has its effects, but if you want the best results, it is recommended to have regular interaction that will help his behavior along with the medication. If it gets worse, consult a veterinarian for more help and information.
On the other hand, Dogs being aggressive is not something you need it is a serious problem. What can you do to help your dog who is suffering from this? These are some of the ways that might help you control his temper and aggression:
Consult with the experts or professionals more specifically with a veterinarian. They know a lot about what your dog might be suffering from. There are also behavior consultants of animals, handlers, and trainers that can help in applying solutions to the problem with your dog.
You can also change your interaction with your dog. Sometimes, the owner is the problem, if you’re harming your pup. He will learn that violence is normal since it’s what he sees from you and it will affect his behavior.
Also, aggression can be avoided if you choose a breed which is not aggressive because there are some breeds that naturally possess these kinds of behavior. Prevention is better than cure. Disallow your dog from growling too.
They may look adorable when they growl, but this might look like your tolerating them to become aggressive. Help your dog socialize with others as well. They may develop a good character from other pups.