Being at home for an extended amount of time could give dogs a false sense of security, putting them at greater risk of separation anxiety when owners eventually return to normal working life.
According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.
However, you can’t avoid having to go out all the time, and your dog will need to eventually overcome their separation anxiety.Created by the University of York’s Alex Benjamin, My Dog’s Favourite Podcast for Spotify is designed specifically for pups who are home alone.
They’ve become Instagram stars after owner physiotherapy assistant Victoria Wright, 28, who first adopted Welsh terrier mix pooch Rosie from a local shelter in April 2014, brought African pygmy hedgehog, Olive, home in July this year.
Experts have some smart tips to keep your pets safe during Fourth of July fireworks.“Shelter numbers increase for cats and dogs during summer months in general,” Weiss said.
Cats have a wide range of emotions – happy, sad, angry, hungry, afraid, relieved, relaxed, sleepy, frustrated, friendly, doubtful... If accompanied by gentle, forward pointed ears and gentle eyes, this is a cat which wants to play.
Not all dogs are scared of groomers, but for some it may be a cause for huge stress. If during this time, he sniffs the grooming table, lets out a big yawn, shakes off or scratches himself; you should know that s/he’s trying to diffuse his stress.
(Picture: Metro.co.uk)If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that fireworks can be seriously stressful – and bonfire night is probably an annual source of anxiety.
In the second episode of “My Pet Tale,” where celebrities share how their pets have shaped their lives and become lovable, important members of the family, Benson FaceTimes her sweet pups and explains how they have helped her overcome anxiety.
No pet parent wants to see their dog in distress, but sometimes animals become nervous or fearful, especially when faced with loud noises, new people or a events, such as Halloween.
(Picture: CASEY BRUNO/CATERS NEWS )Paisley the dalmatian got an honorary mortar board and diploma for helping her owner graduate from university. (Picture: CASEY BRUNO/CATERS NEWS)Despite her ongoing battle with mental health issues, Casey graduated from the University of Central Florida in August with a degree in veterinary medicine.
Barnes & Noble recently announced that US sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 25% from a year ago, leading the retailer to hypothesise that “[Americans] may be living in an anxious nation”.
But sometimes the problems can occur when owners do not understand the dog’s normal social behaviour.Here are four things people need to know when it comes to dogs.PUNISHMENT IN TRAININGIn the past we used to believe that because dogs are ‘pack animals’ that they need to understand who is “boss” or dominant.
They can be very stressful for many, who spend their time actively avoiding dog contact or even showing aggression.Only dogs who enjoy the company of other dogs should be taken to parks — and even then human supervision at all times is needed (it is never OK to leave them while you get a coffee).Dr Julie Ashton and her dog Loulou.Source:Supplied4.