Tag: dogs and stress

Stress in Performance Dogs: What We Can Learn from Fukushima. Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)     This Jack Russell Terrier doesn’t look stressed on course. Does your dog? Photo courtesy of  ContactPointPhotography.com. Dogs that experience stressful or traumatic events can carry psychological trauma. Walk through any postmeltdown Fukushima dog shelter…

The Right Amount of Stress May Be Beneficial To Your Dog

Increasing Arousal Enhances Inhibitory Control In Calm But Not Excitable Dogs, And Just May Be Beneficial For Your Dog.     Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun We’ve all wondered whether our dogs perform better under stress. What if they’re subjected to high levels of stress or too little stress? Does this affect their performance? Are dogs…