The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Proven Ways to Calm Your Dog from Storms, Separation Anxiety, and Other Phobias The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Proven Ways to Calm Your Dog from Storms, Separation Anxiety, and Other Phobias

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Proven Ways to Calm Your Dog from Storms, Separation Anxiety, and Other Phobias


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If your dog briefly startles at loud sounds or hangs back when approached by a stranger, chances are he's exhibiting a normal stress response that is entirely healthy. A short-term reaction to a stressful or unfamiliar event allows your dog to prepare to fight or take flight if necessary. In the wild, the fight-or-flight response keeps animals alive in the face of threats to their survival.

Unfortunately, in today's world, maladaptive stress responses – chronic, long-term anxiety and phobias -- are a growing problem for companion dogs. These fear-based conditions often take the form of separation anxiety, storm and/or noise phobia, or aggression.

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