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Facts and fiction about stress in dogs

How to solve behavioural problems more effectively
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About 85% of dogs experience one or more behavioural problem, and many behavioural problems are linked to excessive stress in our dogs’ lives. Worried owners are turning to dog trainers and behaviourists for help with their dogs’ behaviour.

As a dedicated dog trainer of behaviourist, you want to be able to help your clients and their dogs effectively. You’re well aware that stress has a significant impact on dog behaviour. You’re already skilled at recognizing stress signals and stress symptoms in dogs. But what is stress in dogs exactly? What causes stress in dogs, and what does stress do to a dog’s body and brain?

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The truth about stress in dogs

In this free guide, “Facts and Fiction About Stress in Dogs” by Dr. Else Verbeek, you’ll get valuable insights into stress—an essential factor for successfully solving behavioural problems. This guide contains the latest scientific research, presented in an easy-to-understand format. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how stress affects dogs’ behaviour, physiology, and cognition. Several common myths about stress are debunked!

Every dog and situation is unique, and all too often dog trainers and behaviourist get stuck into following specific protocols to reduce unwanted behaviours, which don’t work. This guide provides essential knowledge and insights to help you further develop your skills. It will help you to address the root causes of behavioural issues and to create lasting solutions tailored to the individual dog.

A thorough understanding of stress will make your approach to dog behavioural problems More effective More welfare friendly Tailored to the individual

In this guide you'll learn

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About me

Hi, I’m Dr. Else Verbeek, an Associate Professor of Animal Welfare specializing in behaviour, emotions and cognition in dogs, as well as the physiological processes that regulate them. I also teach ethology, cognition, emotions, and animal welfare at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

I have been studying animal welfare for over 18 years. In one of research projects, I’m  using the latest cognitive and behavioural methods to better understand emotions in dogs. In another project, I’m investigating how the gut microbiota influences the brain and behaviour. Super fascinating stuff!!!

Through my research, I aim to contribute to meaningful changes in the lives of dogs (and their owners). Unfortunately, it can take years or even decades for scientific knowledge to reach those who need it most. In this free guide, I translate complex scientific concepts to practicle and actionable advice. I’ve read every single scientific paper on this topic, so that you don’t have too.

By giving you the latest scientific knowledge, you’ll be able to help dog owners see real improvements in their dogs’ behaviour by addressing the underlying stress and emotions.

Download the free guide now:

Facts and fiction about stress in dogs:

How to solve behavioural problems more effectively.