Vladimir Golubev, who is the president of the Russian Cynological Federation, spoke about the main fears of dogs and how to get rid of them. According to the specialist, animals do not like loud noises, strangers, car rides and visits to the veterinarian.
Image via: pixabay.com
First of all, the owner must find out the cause of the phobia and learn how to stop the panic. For this, it is best to switch the dog's attention to other activities. If the animal is afraid of loud sounds, the dog handler advises to adapt it to this in advance. For example, you can turn on the recording of fireworks, gunfire or thunderstorms, gradually increasing the volume. The dog's hearing should get used to them, as a result of which they will not create discomfort for the pet. Some individuals are scared to ride in a car. For this reason, the specialist recommends not to force the dog to sit in the salon. The dog should familiarize himself with the vehicle in advance, sniff it and get used to it.
Also, puppies may be afraid of the dark. In this case, it is necessary to go for a walk with the animal before dark. This is done so that the dog can see the changes in the outlines of objects. Pets may experience discomfort when visiting a veterinarian. In order for everything to go well, the animal must be constantly praised for good behavior, given a treat and not be nervous, as the dog can feel the state of the owner. The biggest fear of domestic dogs is loneliness. To prevent this, it is important to train your pet to stay at home alone. To do this, you can purchase toys with which the dog will have fun on its own.