🐕 Does your dog go crazy around other dogs? If so, we are dealing with a case of reactivity in dogs. In this AnimalWised video, we explain what it means when a dog is reactive and what are the causes of this behavior. We also share some information on how you can get your reactive dog to ignore others dogs when outside.
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While it can be amusing or seem like They are having fun it is not a good Thing when a dog goes crazy around other Dogs in fact it can be a sign of a big Problem known as reactivity animal wise Explains the reasons a dog is reactive Why does my dog go crazy around other Dogs to understand why dogs act crazy When they see another dog we need to Understand reactivity a reactive dog is Incapable of successfully managing the Emotions that certain stimuli generate They then respond intensely and Disproportionately as a consequence this Emotional response is unhelpful to the Dog as it is both impulsive and Involuntary a very common mistake that People make is to think that reactivity Is always associated with aggression but This is not true a dog that barks cries Groils jumps or yanks on the leash when They see another dog doesn’t necessarily Feel like attacking them reactivity is The result of emotional mismanagement And can occur due to any emotion the Animal feels even if it is positive such As joy at these times it’s completely Normal to notice your dog does not obey When around other dogs Let’s look at some of the most frequent Reasons that could explain why your dog Goes crazy around other dogs Fear This is a negative and very intense
Emotion in many cases it generates Phobias and reactivity problems in dogs For example if your dog experience Trauma when in the presence of other Dogs it’s understandable they feel fear Around them Anxiety the feeling of not having Control over a situation often causes Very high levels of stress and anxiety In dogs they may then respond reactively To stimuli that generate such insecurity This is common in the case of dogs that Have not been properly socialized with Other dogs or that have been educated Through punishment Discover how to properly socialize a Puppy with other dogs in the info video We share in the card Frustration Sometimes reactive behavior stems from The frustration the dog feels when Wanting to approach another animal and Not being able to do so this could be Due to the leash or when separated by Some physical barrier in these cases if The reactive dog is completely free to Approach the other their behavior tends To be less impulsive and more rational Hyper-sociability reactivity can also Occur in the event that a dog does not Know how to manage the joy they feel at Meeting another dog on the street as a Consequence they react in a very Exaggerated way barking or pulling on
The leash in this case it’s normal to Notice the dog wants to greet all the Dogs they see Aggressiveness Although not always the case reactive Behavior can precede an attack or serve As a warning for the other dog to move Away or change their behavior In this case the body language of the Dogs and the tension that exists between Them becomes very important Lack of self-control as with people There are dogs that have very impulsive Characters this could be due to genetics A negative environment or previous Experience as well as many other factors This makes it more difficult for them to Contain and properly channel their Emotions How to prevent reactivity in dogs the First step in being able to successfully Teach your dog to ignore other dogs is To identify the cause of their Reactivity the way to deal with it Varies depending on its origin you Should also keep in mind that it is Completely useless to try to solve the Problem through physical or verbal Punishment once the behavior is seen the Best thing you can do is try to cam and Distract your dog from the problem Situation knowing your dog well and Creating a good bond with them is Essential to build trust this is
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