Anxiety is a common problem for dogs in busy London, especially rescued dogs, who can find it a daily challenge to face what they are afraid of. Signs of anxiety can include barking, whining, howling, toileting inside on on themselves, hiding, running away, pacing, excessive licking or damaging themselves. These suggest the dog's welfare is compromised, so should be addressed.
Here are some of the reasons why dogs can appear anxious. During a consultation we work out, based on your dog's history, what the reason is for their behaviour and how to overcome this with a treatment plan.
When dogs are afraid of something and generalise this to lots of situations
Fear of Noises
When dogs are afraid of a particular sound they react to
Fear of People
When dogs are afraid of a particular person or type of person, like men or women
When unwell or in pain, dogs may seem more anxious or dislike being touched
Fear of Traffic
When dogs are afraid of one, or many types of vehicle movement, noise, or car travel
Fear of Other Animals
When dogs are afraid of other animals like dogs and want to move away from them