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  • Writer's pictureSacha Packer

๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ข๐——๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—š ๐——๐—ข๐—š๐—ฆ

Some pet parents may not be aware that there are a series of development periods that puppies go through which include periods of time where they are more fearful, they are called fear periods. When something scary such as a dog attack occurs during this period, it can create a life long fear so it's important to realise when your dog is in these periods and manage them appropriately. And whilst there is an approx. time table for these developmental periods, all dogs are individuals and may experience their fear periods completely off schedule. ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ซ. ๐—™๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ข๐——๐—ฆ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐Ÿด-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ Some pet parents won't even notice their dog going through fear periods whilst others will be at a complete loss as to how to help their dog. Ginger is nearly 1 year old and she's floated in and out of fear periods that haven't been too dramatic at all, until yesterday when she had a complete meltdown and then last night was found cowering in the bathroom. I'm unsure if her current phantom pregnancy is making things worse, I'll presume hormones can affect these periods. If your young dog has been pressing your buttons or being more fearful, it's a good idea to learn more about these developmental periods...

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