Abused Dog Behavior
Knowing if your dog was previously abused can help you correct behavioral problems. A dog that has been previously abused can be rehabilitated, but don’t expect a small miracle, it takes time and a lot of patience. So what are the signs of Abused Dog Behavior.
Get Away From My Food
Some dogs that have been neglected, fed irregularly, or even not feed at all can develop food aggression and this leads to dog bites. Some signs that a dog may suffer from food aggression.
- Eating like its going to disappear
- Refusing to move when approached while eating
- Refusing to leave food when called
- Growling and biting when you approach their food bowl
Immediate training is needed to get this behavior corrected or it can get worse.
This can be so stressful especially if you work full time job, because a dog with separation anxiety can be a handful. This type of behavior can happen in a dog that has been abandoned and rehomed a handful of times. Some of the signs of separation anxiety are.
- When gone your dog goes wild and rips up couch, new shoes, and your childrens homework.
- Howling, barking, and whining
- Back and forth pacing
- Peeing and pooping in the house, maybe even on your brand new carpet
You will need to crate train the dog if you still want to have a house to come back to, and maybe even asking for vet advice about some medications for managing the separation anxiety isn’t a bad idea.
Dogs Can Be Anti-Social Too
Dogs need socialization when they are puppy. They need to be introduced to people, other animals, and even kids. Without socialization puppies can grow into timid and untrusting adults. Some signs include:
- Tail tucked when a person approaches them
- Peeing or pooping on the floor
Hold back the anger and tears, yelling could make it a whole lot worse, work with a dog trainer.
Idiopathic fear is an emotional issue, it’s unknown what causes this issue. It can be triggered by anything, even change in weather and noise. Very difficult to pinpoint, but abuse can have more than one cause. It can be caused by neglected situations or moving back and forth to different homes. Some signs include:
- Cowering and shutting down
- Separation Issues
- Tail Tucked
- Whining and hiding
The dog needs support, ask your Veterinarian what steps to take to help the dog. Might need to hire a dog trainer to help with the dog’s emotional issue.
If your dog is battling from abuse or neglect do not get discouraged, and do not set the bar too high too fast with your dog. These issues can lead to worse situations if not corrected. To keep your dog happy and healthy ask your Veterinarian or dog trainer what steps you need to complete your dog’s rehabilitation. It’s not easy, Lilly is almost a year old and she is still battling from emotional reactions and anxiety in social settings, but hang in there, it takes patience.