Why Is My Dog Barking?

DON’T KNOW WHY YOUR DOG IS BARKING AND HOW TO MAKE IT STOP?
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Dogs generally make five distinct sounds; the key is knowing how to distinguish between them and how to stop unwanted barking.

You can generally tell when a dog is sounding the alarm and is ready for action because his bark becomes mid-range and in quick succession. The faster that the dog is barking the more that it is worried that someone/something could be nearby and about a possible threat or danger. It is the sort of bark that makes you get out of your comfy chair to see what is going on outside. It usually doesn’t last long, unless there is a real threat (or perceived threat).

Whereas a dog that is trying to get your attention because it is lonely is lower in pitch, more soulful and may be just a single bark every few minutes or so. It is saying I miss you, I am lonely. Please pay attention to me. It generally works too because the dog will be told to shut up, giving it the attention that it wanted, causing it to repeat it again.

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Is Your Dog Being Aggressive

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Our dogs are generally a reflection of us, how we treat them, and how we have bought them up. If a dog isn’t exercised enough, fed properly, trained correctly, socialized enough or never shown any affection/attention then you may have a problem dog; the key is to know the right approach for, not only your dog, but the whole family.

When confronted with an aggressive dog you can employ certain methods that may reduce the risk of a bite. Firstly remain calm and show no fear. Do not run away. Do not make eye contact with the dog. A big yawn and looking off to the side will often reduce the risk of a bite, as a yawn signifies that you are not a threat.

Did you know that the position and movement of a dog’s tail is very important because it helps to communicate a myriad of things such as the most commonly recognised, happiness and playfulness, but it also helps to convey fear, anxiety and even aggression to other dogs. A dog that has no tail can therefore be treated as if it were something to beware of, because it is unable to give the right signals and therefore will exaggerate other movements (i.e. wag its body, or bite because he can’t show his fear any other way) to compensate. This can be confusing to other dogs and can lead to attack.

Did you know that a diet high in protein can result in some behavioural issues in relation to serotonin levels? There is an Amino acid called Tryptophan that is present in a dog’s diet that helps the body to produce Serotonin, which is found in the nervous system, which helps to control the dog’s mood. If you feed your dog too much protein the Tryptophan’s have to compete with the other amino acids in the body, becoming less affective. This can completely alter the mood of the dog. They can become aggressive, anxious, depressed, insomniacs and very hungry; all making for a not very pleasant dog! As a rule you should feed your dog a balanced diet that contains no more than 25% protein.

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Why Is My Dog Misbehaving?

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We take a holistic approach to your dogs problems; the key is looking at your dog’s life as a whole and knowing how to make sense of any unwanted behaviour.

It is a good idea to see a vet before addressing behavioural problems because there may be an underlying cause that is making the animal act erratically. If the dog’s behaviour has changed suddenly or over time, it could very well have to do with its health. Any dog owner is usually pretty in tune with their pet and will “just know” that something isn’t right, so in those circumstances it is best to take the dog to the vet. Even if you aren’t 100% sure but the dog just doesn’t seem right, I always think it’s better to be safe than sorry. Besides once the dog has a clean bill of health you can then start to work on the problem at hand, with one less problem to worry about.

Dogs need to be walked for more than just exercise. To be happy they really need to experience the world around them; the sights, the sounds, but especially the smells. It keeps them alert and happily in touch with the world around them. Of course depending on the breed, they will also need a certain amount of exercise. (E.g. A Border Collie that has been bred to run around all day chasing sheep needs more activity than my neighbour’s bulldog that would quite happily lounge around all day.) Dogs that aren’t walked enough can often become very naughty and destructive; they may bark more and can even develop bad habits (tail chasing) out of boredom.

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