SEPARATION-ANXIETY

SEPARATION-ANXIETY

         “Separation-anxiety is extremely stressful for pets that suffer from it. They have no concept of why we need to leave home for extended periods each day. We also aren’t able to tell them that we’ll definitely be back again, so during the long hours that they’re alone for each day, dogs that battle with this horrible affliction will wait for their family to return home, focusing on little else. Sometimes out of panic and worry they’ll resort to destructiveness (chewing, tearing, digging) or in severe cases even self-injury such as acral lick granuloma. SYMPTOMS Overly-attached to a specific person;

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Puppy Help – part 2

Socialisation Socialisation should be started slowly from an early age and continued throughout a dog’s life (with an array of safe sights sounds, friendly animals and humans, different races, age groups etc. and in a variety of safe environments). Experiences between 8 and 16 weeks shape a dog’s temperament and behaviour the most so ensure that experiences are enjoyable and educational. They’ll learn about appropriate responses and be less stressed when experiencing something or someone unfamiliar for the first time. Well-socialised animals look forward to having new experiences, while animals that aren’t socialised often fear them. Tip: Regular leash-walks around

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Yorkshire Terrier

A Yorkshire Terrier “Yorkie” is a clasified as a toy dog, but dont let it size fool you. This dog is a very spirited, brave, determined, investigative and demanding dog. They are difficult to house train and stubborn in training. Their magnificent coats make them exelent show dogs. They can be snappy towards rough children and aggresive towards other small animals, but some live quite peacefully with other dogs and even cats. The smallest Yorkie on record stood only 6.3cm high and weighed 113g. Breed information and character: height  : 22.5-23.5 cm weight : 3.1 kg tendencies : barking social needs : moderate other

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Is your dog petrified of FIREWORKS? What you can do to help.

Diwali – 30th of October  / Halloween – 31st October / Guy Fawkes – 5th of November / New year’s eve’ – 31st December On the day   If your dog walks well on-leash, take her for an energy-spending walk in the afternoon, before fire-crackers start up, so she’s a little   more relaxed and less energetic at home. Dogs who pull usually accumulate stress instead of releasing it and are often more energetic after a walk, so it’s best to use a relaxant alone (see below) to somewhat alleviate stress, until they have been trained to walk happily without pulling. Play a game in the garden with

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Puppy Help

In the next few weeks I will chat about puppy behaviours and tips on how to deal with them. Jumping Imagine wanting to get the attention of someone who is much taller than you are – it only makes sense to try and be a little taller yourself. In addition, we often encourage jumping up by interacting with our puppies when they jump up on us, thereby reinforcing the habit. Tip: Encourage family members and visitors to play with puppy using a favorite toy so that puppy isn’t encouraged to jump up – there won’t be a reason to try be

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Jack Russell Terrier

A Jack Russell is a small energetic and feisty terrier, that was bred as a working dog and used in fox hunting, both above and below ground. They are very happy, energetic, alert with stong hunting instinct that makes them good watchdogs. They have a very naturally assertive and sometimes dont like young children or other animals in the home. Breed information and character: height  : 25 -30.5 cm weight : 4-7 kg tendencies : barking and digging social needs : moderate other needs : 40 minutes of exercise daily, outside of the garden

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Preparing for your new pet

Some preparation and planning for your new pet’s arrival can be helpful in getting them to settle in a little easier. Remember that your new cat or dog may have been passed from family to family before ending up with you. They may be confused, or even scared. Your existing pets will likely also be a little confused when you arrive home with a new pet. They may not immediately want to welcome him or her into their home. Your family should be relaxed when leaving the animal shelter with your new pet and when interacting with him/her. Keep noise

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