Stress

Should we protect dogs from stress? Is your dog stressed? Would you know? It's my opinion that we should protect dogs from living in a state of stress, but not protect them from stressful experiences. Let me explain why. When a puppy is born it immediately starts experiencing stress. Every new experience is stressful to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the dog. This continues when they go home (more stress, new people, other dogs, different smells), when they go out (different environment, sounds, smells, stimuli). All these stressful experiences develop the dog's coping mecha...
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