From fear of loud noises and strange people to more generalized stress and anxiety issues, it is estimated that over 70% of all dogs show at least one anxiety-related behavior.
Is dog anxiety on the rise?For one thing, much of the globe experienced lockdowns. Masks became a frequent sight. Children stayed home for part of the schoolyear…and so did many of their parents. But no matter how frightening, confusing, or difficult our collective pandemic experience was, one thing remained steady through it all.
Just like humans, your dog can have anxiety problems too, such as separation anxiety, which impact their lives. And like humans, the correct training and support can help them make the most of their lives as part of your family. The first step in this journey is to properly identify your dog's symptoms and investigate what may be triggering your dog's anxiety. Take our quiz.
The holidays are ahead and they’re going to be busy this year as more people are anxious in getting back into regular socializing. But the holidays can also be stressful for pets. You don’t want them cowering in the corner, wondering what is happening. The best advice is to include your pet in your holiday plans whether they’re a dog, a cat, or a small mammal.
Pets bring joy to our lives and are completely worth owning. We can help make them good for the planet as well as good for our hearts through how we handle their daily lives. If you want to give your pet green paws, or are still looking for one to love, these tips will help you get started.
First, Brave Paws teamed up with a female-led farming Co-Op in on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica involving twenty-three families. Together, they maintain a plantation which allows the company to sustainably source Souroubea plant material without depleting its occurrence in the rainforest.
Dogs and shoes - the timeless duo. As long as people have had a dog best friend, they’ve also had torn-up shoes. But what is so alluring about shoes for your dog? Why do dogs seem to destroy shoes time and time again? Well, the answer is actually quite straightforward.
If there’s one thing many people can count on when summertime comes around, it’s fun. Whether it be festivities, fireworks, music, and games, there are seemingly endless sources of fun during the summer. However, though these might be fun activities for us, they could be the exact opposite for your dog.
Of course, all these anxiety-inducing stimuli can occur in the summer. July and August are primetime for fireworks and thunderstorms. Not to mention, there will be lots of large crowds and odd sights and smells. It can all amount to heightened anxiety levels for your poor pup…
Luckily, Brave Paws is here to help!