dog anxiety


Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for the freeze, fight, or flight syndrome. It is considered to be a normal behavior, essential […]

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Compulsive Behavior in Dogs

The word “compulsive” describes the repetitive, irresistible urge to perform a behavior. A dog who displays compulsive behavior repeatedly performs one or more behaviors over and over, to the extent that it interferes with his normal life. The behavior he’s doing doesn’t seem to have any purpose, but he’s compelled to do it anyway. Some […]

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Does a Wagging Tail Mean a Dog is Friendly?

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails? By Matt Soniak A wagging tail isn’t always a happy, welcome-home greeting. Sometimes it means a face full of fur for pet parents or a broken glass flung across the room by a swift swing. Despite these occasional destructive faux pas, dogs’ tails are more than battering rams and […]

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