Sunday, February 13, 2011

An insight on Fearful Dog

Many proud and confident dog suddenly melt into jelly as a terrible dog when turned to the dreaded agreement - dog to the vet! Like children (and adults) aversion or fear going to the doctor's office, there is much fear of the dog's veterinarian. Yours need not be a generally anxious dog, just someone who feels threatened by the cool efficiency of all these strangers around crowds in this cold, sterile place with so many scents of fear! ... and especially if a dog is muzzled simply shot across the face of the dog!

My rescued Border Collie is obedient, but he certainly keeps the vet, and are quite eager to return to the car. Most people just rush out there, the thing done, then get out ... and it is frightening for a dog! I've always prepare my dog.

So before you go, check your own position. Come in a good feeling, exuding confidence and a carefree attitude "business as usual, no big deal." It will calm and reassure your dog.

But he must also feel good. Give him trips, go to the car to this place is just one of your excursions with him. Ensure that he is relaxed, sat in the car before it a good exercise - such as running it on a bike or skating. Make sure he has had bowel movements, if possible, because you want him comfortable.

Then you have the situation at the office of the veterinarian to correct. One reason dogs often do not like going to the vet because the vet is always in a rush ... and so is the staff. It can feel threatening.

Each dog (especially a terrible dog) should be given time to familiarize yourself with the scent of the veterinary staff and veterinary setting. He has some positive time with them in advance exam time, if possible. Try to run in a funny way and give him time to adjust to the vet and staff that before you actually get him on an official visit and research. Only they know in advance, for your reassurance will ease dog scared ... although they are quickly and effectively in the "work" mode (just like you can do your own work day, so even that can be relied on dogs).

If your dog is very scared and need a muzzle dog cages, take time to implement. Introduce one day before the vet appointment at another place where the dog so stressed out and have fun. Take time to muzzle the dog to enter. It may take 30 minutes, but it's worth a timid surrender to the muzzle. In this way, they are not afraid and will see that it matters. So when the vet appointment time comes, go early, and by appointment with staff to start on this process in a quiet, relaxed pace - not the chaos of a normal in-and-out, get-it-happen office online.

Can not get a dog be muzzled? There are two major dog behavior tips.

1. Get a dog obedience trainer with a muzzle experience pre-vet visits or help to deal with you. Have the professional dog limit as she takes her frustration - by holding Scruff the Dog in the neck or loose skin at the side of her neck under her jaw. A nervous dog often scream the first time this procedure is done, so do not panic if one occurs. (It is all the more reason for her to get used to the dog muzzled in advance.)

2. Remember to keep your dog's face making his or her fears. The more you give in to his fear show, the worse it gets. Let the dog if they get nervous because this is when most dog bites occur. Fear biting. They can be ugly. So keep checking your position until your dog calms down and your goal.

It's always the same in dog training and dog relationships. Fearful dog or not, you have a solid, consistent, persistent Leader. Never let go when the dog a tantrum (or you get bitten), throws, and always maintain your position until the dog is calm. The dog must show that you are not the first to ignore "be (ie losses), but that you remain firmly until you reach your goal. This leadership will comfort, soothe and repair fearful dog more than anything else - even the vet!

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