to Correct the Behavioral Maladies of an Adopted Shelter Dog?
you have plans to adopt a shelter dog or just have brought
one to your home recently, then it is better you get to know
few of the weird behaviour patterns of such shelter dogs and
only when you get to known them will you be able to correct
them.Shelter dogs are known for its extreme hyperactivity
and is may due to their continuous confinement in a closed
place and exposure to a life of boredom with high anxiety
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You can notice loud whining as a classic behaviour of your
shelter dog and with nothing to do in a closed enclosure,
the shelter dogs tend to get hyperactive in their behavior.
the shelter dog that you have just brought home will have
a wide area with all facilities and comforts for its use and
the environment might even cause some kind of fear and stress
in your dog. As any new living condition may cause little
stress, especially to shelter dogs, it is better you allow
some time for your new dog to get adjusted to the new environment.
You may even see your dog making quick paces within a short
distance similar to its earlier habit, but soon your dog will
get adjusted to the new environment and stop its quick strides
and the unfamiliar whining.
you new shelter dog is seen with irritability and weird behaviour,
then you should never confine it in a closed cage, as this
may further deteriorate its behaviour because a closed cage
may again bring forth your dogs old irritable memory
back. Instead, you can take your dog for a walk to pacify
its hyperactivity and you can also introduce your dog to vigorous
exercise schedules so as to get its nervousness treated favorably.
your dog obedience training and this may help you to get your
dog responded to small commands like sit or stay
and in the process your dogs hyperactivity will make
a slow retreat and your dog will become more docile and manageable.
also need to spend a quality time with your dog and you can
get this fulfilled by giving your dog a good training. As
you keep spending more quality time with your dog, be it at
the time of training or at the time of walking it, the bond
between you and your dog will improve and slowly your shelter
dog will shed all its hyperactivity and become a more amenable