Make time this month to observe dogs and handlers in different situations more carefully. (Dog class, vet, groomer, the park, etc.)
– Do you notice any signs that any of the dogs are stressed?
– What might the dogs be trying to convey to their owners?
– Are owners always aware of their dogs’ emotional state?
– Are you always aware of your dog’s emotional state?
As you strive to become more aware of how you can make life a little less stressful for your dog, take time today to read Karen’s blog post Anxiety and your dog: Why listening to subtle (and not so subtle) cues is crucial to his well being.