A Dog’s View – Tip # 1: The Growling Dog

acis11Hi, my name is Acis. I would love to have a family of my own, but currently live in the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. While my friends and I wait for our forever family to rescue us, we decided to take a tip from a great show on the Disney Channel and start our own Blog. We strive to help pet owners and perspective pet owners understand their four-legged family members a little better. I am thrilled to provide Tip #1.

 The Growling Dog:

 Most people view a growling dog as vicious and often think poorly of the animal. What they don’t realize is a dog who growls is actually a great communicator.   How many times have you told your pet to lie down and leave you alone? I’m sure once or twice you’ve asked your children or spouse to give you space because you are stressed out.

Dogs don’t have the ability to express their emotions with words. Often, we will return to our bed or move away from a stressful situation. When scary parties continue to engage a frightened dog, a good communicator will growl. This act is the dog’s way of begging people to leave him/her alone. He’s expressing feelings of stress or fear.

So the next time you encounter a growling dog, dismiss those negative thoughts. Instead, give the dog her space and remind yourself that this dog possesses the gift of communicating with human friends.

acis6About the author: Acis is a Dutch Shepard/Terrier,  Pit Bull mix.  This handsome brindle boy is up-to-date on his vaccinations and tested heartworm negative.  He is happy to share his food, treats and toys.  Acis walks well and loves to stretch out on the grass and watch the world go by. This fantastic dog craves companionship. You will never feel alone in the world with him by your side. You can meet Acis at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh.

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