Chained Dog Awareness Singapore (CDAS), with the support of the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), has launched a new educational campaign aimed at inspiring a fresh perspective on how we interact with pets. The campaign’s primary goal is to provide science-based education on proper pet care, with a focus on understanding animal behavior and ethology. From over seven years of on-the-ground rescue work, CDAS observed that many dog owners lack the knowledge needed to handle their pets’ behavioral issues correctly. This often leads to punishment and confining their dogs for extended periods as a means of managing their dogs.
Common dog behavioural problems many owners struggle to address include excessive barking, poor leash walking, reactivity to visitors, untrained toilet habits, and lunging at people and other dogs. Unfortunately, some owners end up giving up their pet when they can no longer control the dog’s behaviour, especially when they become aggressive towards family members.
What many have failed to understand is that there are several key factors contributing to your pet’s overall well-being and in turn their behaviour. These are the living environment, developmental experiences, positive social interactions, and the quality of life. Understanding dogs’ ethology and proper behavioural training are critical components of developing a long-lasting and healthy relationship with your furry companion.
If you’re planning to bring a dog into your life, or if you already have one, it is essential to educate yourself about dog behaviour. Possessing knowledge, showing patience, and demonstrating empathy towards your dog will set you on the path towards a fantastic and loving relationship.
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