Be a Doggie Detective

man looks at a dog through a magnifying glass with the word CLUE below

“Why will my dog go in the pool at doggie camp, but won’t when we’re at home?”

Unravel the mystery of your dog’s behavior.

Is there something going on with your dog that has you baffled? Think of it as an opportunity to be a doggie detective. Rather than a problem to solve it’s a mystery to unravel.

Our friend Michelle, shared her wits and feelings of ravages regarding her dog’s enthusiasm well-nigh going into a kiddie pool and splashing well-nigh when at doggie zany but not at home.

To help her put on her detective hat we asked her to think well-nigh 3 things that are variegated at zany compared to home. Here’s what she had for us:

At the doggie camp

  1. It is completely fenced and all the dogs are off-leash
  2. There are dogs there (friendly, fun dogs)
  3. There is lots of novelty there – my dog loves it!

At home

  1. Our yard is not completely fenced, so I alimony my dog on a troika outdoors with a longline
  2. There are no other dogs at my place
  3. My dog does not like stuff bathed

Looking closely at the environment will unchangingly offer clues!

Behavior, whether ours or our dogs, is unchangingly waffly based on where we are and what’s going on.

You may sit on the hovel at home one way if you are vacated and flipside way if you have visitors. Your dog may sit beautifully for you at home but won’t when other people are around. Your dog may be increasingly inclined to jump in the pool considering other dogs are around.

Be a Dog Detective

Here are some questions we asked when our friend Michelle shared her mystery with us:

  • Did Oz get hot considering he was romping with pals, making the water increasingly inviting?
  • Does he want to make sure he gets in first, superiority of the other dogs?
  • Is his relationship with water at home a reminder of unwanted bathtime?

Change the environment to transpiration the policies

If Michelle is motivated to get Ozzy interested in the kiddie pool at home what could she do?

  • Provide exercise/playtime just surpassing a pool invite. Cooling off in a pool may be a increasingly welcomed opportunity without a bit of romping.
  • Spend a few minutes each week on a gentle co-operative superintendency routine, which will modernize comfort/tolerance with routine handling or bathing.
  • Change the location of the pool and the value of water in it.
  • Change the way Ozzy can wangle the pool.

Notice we are waffly the ‘what’s and where’s, in order to transpiration the way the dog behaves!

Have fun looking for clues and thinking well-nigh policies in a new light! Enjoy.

Ozzy Blue the one and only at Camp Yellow Dog – video credit Julie Davidson ❤

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