UUJ Virtual Learning

Welcome to Emily's virtual learning session. In this short e-learning session, we will be looking at the signs of stress exhibited by dogs whilst staying in boarding establishments.

Describe the signs of stress shown by dogs in boarding establishments

Part 1. Introduction

Dogs become stressed, the same as you and I and putting your dog into a boarding kennel can be very  for them. Imagine taking a young child to a strange place and leaving them somewhere the child doesn't know. The child will more often than not, become  and upset. The same happens to dogs.

Even steady dogs can become stressed when confronted by  surroundings, but the boarding kennel environment is especially hard on nervy, , anxious or  dogs.

It is recommended that dogs should be introduced to boarding establishments from a  age, starting with a brief visit, accompanied by their , gradually increasing the amount of time they are left alone in the establishment. It is also important that every experience should be a one, as a negative experience can have  effects upon the dog.

Part 1.  Answers

Task  1 -

Dogs become stressed, the same as you and I and putting your dog into a boarding kennel can be very stressful   for them. Imagine taking a young child to a strange place and leaving them somewhere the child doesn't know. The child will more often than not, become distressed   and upset. The same happens to dogs.

Even steady dogs can become stressed when confronted by new   surroundings, but the boarding kennel environment is especially hard on nervy, fearful  , anxious or aggressive   dogs.

It is recommended that dogs should be introduced to boarding establishments from a young   age, starting with a brief visit, accompanied by their owners  , gradually increasing the amount of time they are left alone in the establishment. It is also important that every experience should be a positive  one, as a negative experience can have lasting   effects upon the dog.

 

Part 2: Signs of stress

Signs of kennel stress can manifest in dogs in many ways.  Watch the following video before completing the task below

 

Task - Can you match the correct description to the sign of stress.

  • Aggression
    often due to fear. often the dog cannot be handed by anyone but the owner
  • Excessive barking and whining
    can very unsettling for other dogs
  • Loss of appetite
    usually caused by a change of diet in boarded dogs.
  • Licking of the lips
    dogs will do this to try to calm themselves down
  • pacing
    dogs may repeatedly walk a path in the kennel, throw themselves against the walls and door.
  • Depression
    The dog will not show a reaction to people, food, other dogs or toys

Part 2. Answers

The correct answers are as follows

Aggression - often due to fear. often the dog cannot be handed by anyone but the owner

Excessive barking and whining - can very unsettling for other dogs

Loss of appetite - usually caused by a change of diet in boarded dogs.

Licking of the lips - dogs will do this to try to calm themselves down

Pacing - dogs may repeatedly walk a path in the kennel, throw themselves against the walls and door.

Depression - The dog will not show a reaction to people, food, other dogs or toys

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