Sure, your dog may have some strange behaviours sometimes but that’s nothing new. From chasing their own tale to running around the house aimlessly; watching our pets strange activities can actually be quite entertaining. Not all behaviours are signs of a normal and healthy dog, though, and it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for the most common signs that something is wrong.
Luckily, it’s really easy to fix it as long as you know what you’re looking for. Here is a handful of typical signs that your dog is trying to tell you that something is up so that you can get back to watching their odd but perfectly normal zoomies again.
#1 Separation anxiety
Most dogs have this to a certain degree – but, to some of them, the time away from their beloved humans becomes unbearable. If you keep coming home to neighbours complaining about the loud yelps from your dog or puppy or a living room that is basically destroyed, you might want to consider helping them out with their anxiety issues. Urinating inside when they’re all alone is also a common sign of separation anxiety, by the way, and not just a sign that they’re not properly trained. Start to help them by first making sure that they are properly exercised before being left alone. Excessive energy is never a good idea when they’re all alone so give them a long walk before you’re off to work.
Read up on crate training as well, by the way, and start to use it as an ally when treating your dog for anxiety.
A dog with worms will definitely show some strange behaviour and it’s often quite easy to recognise the signs. An itchy bum, for example, and a violated carpet tends to be common when your dog has worms – but, luckily, it’s really easy to fix. Just have a look at the best UK dog worming tablets, to begin with, and have a chat with your veterinarian about how you can avoid the same issues in the future. It’s very common, though, and a quick deworming cure should be all you need.
Keep in mind that you want to treat them for ticks and fleas as well – especially now that the warm season has just passed.
Most dogs dig up your yard for a number of reasons. They may have excess energy which can easily be fixed by giving them a few long walks or jogs during the day. They may be struggling with anxiety or fear, however, which prompts them to dig up your entire garden. It can be quite frustrating for owners to have their garden destroyed by a pet, but by simply determining the cause of the digging, you can easily fix it. Spend some more time with your dog, give it proper exercise, and dedicate an area to digging if you can’t fix the issued. Some dogs just dig, you know, and we should let dog be dogs, after all.