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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 

excitingstressful
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 
distressedexcitedplayful
and upset. The same happens to dogs.

Even steady dogs can become stressed when confronted by 

newoldcolourfulconcrete
surroundings, but the boarding kennel environment is especially hard on nervy,
sleepyoldfearful
, anxious or 
workingaggresiveindoor
dogs.

It is recommended that dogs should be introduced to boarding establishments from a

oldyoung
 age, starting with a brief visit, accompanied by their
brothers and sistersfoodowners
, gradually increasing the amount of time they are left alone in the establishment. It is also important that every experience should be a
positivehypnoticobedient
one, as a negative experience can have 
positivememorablelasting
effects upon the dog.

Part 1.  Answers

Part 2: Signs of stress

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

Part 2. Answers

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