When we become a dog’s guardian, we imagine a happy life next to our pet and we don’t usually imagine possible temperamental problems. But what to do when your dog becomes what we call antisocial pet?
First of all, we need to understand that this behavior did not appear suddenly, certainly, there are details of your pet’s routine that helped make social relationships difficult.
So if your dog has problems relating to other dogs or humans, stay tuned to our content! We have separated some important information and special tips for you.
There are several reasons that can collaborate for your pet to become antisocial, observe the day-to-day shared by you to understand what are the possible triggers for the behavior. In general, we can classify an antisocial pet in three main ways. Look:
- Fearful pet: when we encourage a dependent relationship between pet and guardian, we are feeding the feeling of constant fear for the dog in question. So, at all times when you are not around – or in situations where other humans and animals appear in the same environment – it is common for your pet to feel insecure and not want to leave the comfort zone that you share in the home.
- Stressed pet: if your puppy lives in a troubled environment, in which his needs are not fully respected and his living conditions are compromised, it is likely that he will be constantly stressed, and thus, react unexpectedly in the face of social life .
- Aggressive pet: We know that there are several reasons why a dog can become aggressive, factors such as isolation, lack of tact or patience on the part of tutors and people around him, and the lack of the necessary conditions in terms of health and satisfaction, stimulate aggression and result in an antisocial pet.
How to make him more sociable?
Most of the difficulties with socializing pets can be solved, even in adult dogs. For that, you will have to propose some changes in the routine of your antisocial pet. You can start by following these steps:
- Patience and time: for your pet to get used to living in society, you must dedicate time and patience to the pet’s needs. Show yourself present, attentive and be affectionate with your best friend, this will build a strong bond of trust between you, which will be essential for the next steps.
- Invite him for short walks: in addition to avoiding the tedium of confinement, walks with the pet are a great way to connect him to the world. It is important to be cautious at these times, start with short walks, preferably in places with little movement.
- Understand body language: your antisocial pet demonstrates – through different signs – your needs, a facial expression, change in posture or bark, may indicate that your dog needs you.
- Seek advice: in all cases, only the veterinarian is able to fully understand your pet’s antisocial behavior, so don’t hesitate to seek professional help!
Affection and responsibility
Never abandon your pet! We know that an antisocial pet can cause discomfort for your guardian in certain situations, but remember that your dog is your responsibility and he needs you.
Be a companion, demonstrate availability and care at all times. We are sure that with your help, your pet will overcome any problem.