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When and Where Should You Use Pheromones to Change Dog Behavior


anxious dog looking out of a window

Pheromones help reduce stress and anxiety in dogs. There are many times and places when and where they can be used:

  • Loud Noises: Thunderstorms, fireworks, construction noises, and other loud sounds can be distressing for many dogs.

  • Separation: Being left alone for extended periods, especially if the dog has separation anxiety, can lead to stress and anxiety.

  • New Environments: Moving to a new home or traveling to unfamiliar places can cause stress due to the change in surroundings.

  • New People or Animals: Introductions to new people or animals, particularly if the dog is not well-socialized, can be stressful.

  • Vet Visits: Veterinary appointments, especially if they involve medical procedures, handling, or vaccinations, can trigger stress.

  • Grooming: Some dogs may find grooming procedures, such as baths, nail trims, and ear cleanings, stressful.

  • Changes in Routine: Dogs are creatures of habit, and sudden changes in their daily routines can lead to stress.

  • Being Restrained: Dogs might feel stressed if they are restrained or put in situations where they can't move freely.

  • Medical Issues: Pain or discomfort from medical conditions can cause stress and anxiety.

  • Confinement: Being confined in small spaces, crates, or cages for long periods can be distressing for some dogs.

  • Dominance or Aggression from Other Dogs: Interactions with more dominant or aggressive dogs can create stress, especially for less confident dogs.

  • Lack of Socialization: Dogs that have not been properly socialized as puppies may feel stressed in new social situations.

  • Change in Family Dynamics: Events such as the arrival of a new baby, a family member moving out, or the loss of a family member (human or pet) can cause stress.

  • Fearful Situations: Encounters with unfamiliar objects, situations, or people that trigger fear can lead to stress.

  • Training Pressure: Harsh training methods or excessive pressure during training sessions can cause stress in dogs.

  • Overstimulation: Overwhelming sensory input from crowded places, lots of activity, or unfamiliar stimuli can be stressful.

  • First-time encounters with strangers including parties, etc.

  • Environmental changes such as home renovations or moving furniture.

  • Boarding or daycare

  • Postoperative care

  • Traveling in a car

UnRuffled Pets® Products can help in all these occasions.

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