What is stress?
Both humans and animals experience stress. Dogs are often kept in homes as part of the family.
We must remember they are dogs and have their own needs. We must remember that while they are a part of our families, they are dogs, and all have their own individual needs.
Reducing stress creates more manageable, cooperative, stronger relationships with our dogs and a safer environment. If we can learn to recognise how a dog is feeling, we can help him to feel safe again and avoid problems.
A stressor is any experience, environment, or inanimate or living object that disrupts the body’s normal state of functioning.