Eyes of a Friend

Life with companion animals

Dog Behavior – Boredom

on July 31, 2009

Dog training and your pet’s health: Is there a connection?

via NY Small Dogs Examiner on 7/30/09

Positively motivated dogs love to learn!In many ways, modern pet dogs have great lives. They are kept clean, receive excellent veterinary care and sleep on bedding most of us would like to have for ourselves.

But often there is an important quality of life factor that is overlooked: their mental health.

Mental health? you might ask. Really? Yes. Really. Boredom is at the root of many of the problems people experience with their dogs. And some dogs are unnecessarily fearful because their families did not know how to prevent this problem from developing or were unaware that they needed to take it seriously when symptoms began to appear.

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