Environments that make it impossible for dogs to relax

Dogs are much more sensitive than we are. A completely calm and peaceful environment for us humans does not necessarily help dogs relax.

Let’s find out the reasons why dogs can’t relax with Fetch.

The dog’s place is close to the road

The most common cause of stress in dogs from their surroundings is noise.

Dogs have extremely sensitive hearing. They can hear sounds of different frequencies and detect low volume sounds better than we do. Therefore, loud and sudden sounds will shock the dog, especially when the dog hears it for the first time.

The noise will aggravate the dog’s stress if it lasts for a period of time instead of just ringing once.

Imagine if the dog’s place was close to everyday noise, like a roadway. Every sound coming from vehicles and people will stress the dog more and more and the stress level will continue to escalate until the dog is overwhelmed. Your dog will need many hours or days to recover.

Room spray or product with high odor concentration

High-odor products are another common cause of stress in dogs.

Just like dogs have keen hearing, their sense of smell is equally as sensitive. 

The structure of a dog’s nose allows them to detect the scent of a strange person or animal that has visited the dog’s environment, even after the strange person or animal has been away for a long time. As a territorial animal, this makes dogs uncomfortable. Owners should avoid using products with a high concentration of odors, such as chemical room sprays, because it stresses your dog.

In addition, dogs’ excellent sense of smell also allows them to sniff out stress hormones from other animals such as cats and humans. This often causes problems when at the veterinary clinic, dogs can smell stress from surrounding animals to varying degrees.

The scent of laundry soap and fabric softener

Similar to the reason why dogs are sensitive to scents, laundry soaps and fabric softeners also have quite strong scents and they are present in every home. The strong scent of these products will stress the dog, and if the dog licks it, there is a possibility of poisoning. Therefore, owners should be careful with where to store laundry products and fabric softener.

Strangers visit

Although some dogs are very friendly and enjoy meeting strangers, others are timid or territorial. These dogs often have a childhood that was not properly socialized or dogs that have been abused in the past.

So before the owner organizes a house party or is about to have a stranger visit – someone the dog has never met, you should put him in a separate area to avoid stressing him.

Hot and cold weather

Just as we humans are affected by hot, cold weather and storms, so are dogs. When owners understand, you can help your dog respond to changes in weather more easily.

Hot weather has quite a noticeable effect on the behavior of dogs. If it gets hot, the dog will eat less and exercise less.

Many babies will want to rest in a cool, windy area or lie on cool rocks or an air-conditioned room.

Many children even become irritable and do not want to go for a walk or play in the park on hot days.

If you live in central or southern Vietnam, you don’t need to worry about cold weather. But for dogs in Hanoi or in mountainous areas like Da Lat or Dak Lak, they will become insecure when the weather is too cold. They may also become scared and confused, trying to get home. When you and your dog play outside in cold weather, watch out for signs that your baby is worried. Another habit when a dog is cold is that they will find a place to hide.

TV or other electronic devices are too noisy

The most common cause of stress in dogs from their surroundings is noise. Phones, TVs, computers… The electronic devices around us stress dogs every day without us even knowing it.

Dogs’ senses are different from ours, and they can detect a variety of noises and flickering effects that we’re not aware of, especially when humans fill their homes with tech products. . You can quickly repair a smoke detector with a replacement battery, but it can also emit a continuous high-pitched noise that only your dog can perceive.

Summary

Imagine if the dog’s place was close to everyday noise, like a roadway. Every sound coming from vehicles and people will stress the dog more and more and the stress level will continue to escalate until the dog is overwhelmed. Your dog will need many hours or days to recover. 

High-odor products are another common cause of stress in dogs. Owners should avoid using products with a high concentration of odors, such as chemical room sprays, because it stresses your dog. 

Similar to the reason why dogs are sensitive to scents, laundry soaps and fabric softeners also have quite strong scents and they are present in every home.

Another common cause of stress in dogs is meeting strangers.

Just as we humans are affected by hot, cold weather and storms, so are dogs.

Phones, TVs, computers… The electronic devices around us stress dogs every day without us even knowing it.

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