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    Too often a dog repeats an action may be an uneasy expression of the daily living environment, or the attitude of the owner when he gets along with the dog, which may bring some pressure to the dog invisibly. Dogs also show the impact of stress in a variety of ways. Anorexia: pressure causes the dog’s appetite to subside. The dog shows little or unwilling to eat, which is common in new dogs. Give them a period of time to adapt.

    Please / obey signals: these signals are not necessarily indicators of stress. They are important daily communication tools for maintaining social peace, often appearing in calm, stress-free interactions. Such signals appear in social interaction to promote group peace and member safety. However, it may also be a stress indicator when it appears at the same time with other behaviors.
    These signals include: slow motion: the dog seems to move in slow motion; lip licking: the dog licks the high dog’s mouth; sitting down / lying down / exposing the abdomen: the dog lowers the body to expose the vulnerable part; head curling and don’t look away: the dog avoids looking at each other and exposing the neck; avoidance: the dog turns around and is unresponsive, avoiding human touch and snacks; deep brow Lock: Tight muscles with wrinkles or protrusions around the dog’s forehead and eyes; slow learning: Learning under severe pressure is not effective or easy to learn. Digestive problems: vomiting and diarrhea can be symptoms of illness or stress. The digestive system has a great response to pressure. Carsickness is often a response caused by pressure. Turning behavior: this kind of behavior aims to solve the internal pressure conflict of dogs, which may be observed in isolated and urgent dogs, such as dogs left in the clinic of animal hospital. Blink: the blink speed is obviously faster than usual; lick nose: sometimes licking nose is to keep the nose moist, sometimes it is also a manifestation of uneasiness. If the times of licking nose are too frequent, it may indicate that the dog is uneasy.
    For a new dog, it is necessary to give the dog a period of time to adapt. Too much pressure can easily lead to stress reaction and excessive grooming: the dog may lick and chew the paw, flank, tail, or even to the degree of self injury (without skin disease). Hyperactivity: extreme behavior, pacing, sometimes misunderstood as not caring, not listening to the master’s words. Immune disease: long term stress weakens the immune system, and the stress response we often say is related to it. Lack of attention: the brain under pressure can’t digest information. Stickiness: urgent dogs will seek human contact for comfort; low posture: Ghosts worship, show guilt or furtive may be a manifestation of pressure; biting: love to use mouth to contain people may be the exploration behavior of puppies or the disrespectful behavior of adult dogs, but it may also be a manifestation of pressure, which can be expressed by biting (leaving a little bit of bite mark) to eating snacks vigorously, To bite forcefully, empty, or actually open with pain. Wheezing: if the dog feels hot or has been exercising, it is normal for him to take a short breath or a short deep breath, otherwise it may be related to pressure. Stress can come from the outside or inside (pain or other diseases); stretch the body: to relieve the tension caused by stress. It may also be the behavior after sleeping or fixed-point immobility for a long time, which has nothing to do with the pressure; action rigidity: tension causes obvious rigidity of the legs, body and tail; shivering: it may be caused by pressure, but more attention should be paid to whether it is caused by cold or physical discomfort; whine: the high-frequency call, which most people think is very annoying, is an indicator of pressure. If the dog is excited to whine, it is urgent; yawn: when the dog is tired, it will make a hatching, but sometimes this behavior will appear when the owner criticizes the dog, which is also a way for the dog to relieve the inner uneasiness.

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