Pet Holiday Zen Tip #6

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PREP FOR THE NEW DOG IN TOWN

Occasionally, family may bring along their own dog while they are staying with you. Depending upon your dog’s history of comfort with other dogs, you will need to carefully consider and monitor his ability to tolerate their presence in “his territory” especially during this time of otherwise high stress. Pay attention to his cues of stress. Some dogs will do great and genuinely enjoy the presence of a playmate while others not so much. If you sense your dog is becoming overly stressed by the presence of another dog, make necessary adjustments by using baby gates or allowing him some Zen time in his private space. (For more information on signs of stress, http://tinyurl.com/zraps6j.)

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Michelle Huntting
www.michellehuntting.com

 

 

Check out Michelle’s other 12 Days of Dog Training Tips or the Pet Holiday Zen Tips!
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