Growling

fix-01

This is your dog’s way of communicating and can be the first indication of aggression. It is a warning that a dog might bite. Your dog is trying to tell you that he is either uncomfortable or unhappy, fearful,wants to possess or command his territory or is in pain. Shyness sometimes dogs can be shy.

This shyness can occur as a result of a prior bad experience, poor socialization, or insufficient guidance. Changing your dogs behavior will increase his self-confidence and create a well-balanced dog accustomed to a human lifestyle.

Separation Anxiety

fix-02

Why do some dogs have it and others don’t is not fully understood . What is known is that it is causing your dog to exhibit behaviors that are part of a panic response. They are eager for you to get home!

These are some of the scenarios that can trigger separation anxiety:

  • 1st time left alone
  • Being left alone when accustomed to constant human contact.
  • Suffering a traumatic event, such as time at a shelter or boarding kennel.
  • Change in the family’s routine or structure, or the loss of a family member or other pet.

Fear Anxiety

fix-03

Noises from thunderstorms, fireworks, construction sites, or even vacuum cleaners and social situations involving other humans or animals can cause Fear Anxieties. Why?

Could be genetic disposition. Some breeds are more prone to fear anxiety than others. The anxiety could be caused by an undiscovered medical issue. Puppies who have been deprived of key social and environmental experiences during the first few months of life can become habitually fearful. Pups taken away from their mothers before eight weeks can develop social anxiety.

Dogs can develop fears at any time, though most develop fear between 1-3 years old. Abandonment, abuse and mistreatment are also causes.