What does it mean when my dog does this?
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Whenever we jokingly stare at our dog or he is just sitting and looking at us he will bark but no noise will come out. It's like a silent bark. However, if we don't do anything it will get louder and louder until its a real bark. Why is this?
no reason its just how your dog barks
Eye contacts makes a dog nervous. He is telling you to stop. Your picking on him. Eye contac means your testing dominance and your dog doesn't want to get in to that with you
He's talking to you. When you don't respond, he gets louder until you do. Try to figure out what he wants (maybe just attention). I love it when my animals try to communicate.
actually a dog giving you eye contact is a good thing it means it trusts you my dog suffers from anxiety and cannot look anyone in the eye and lots of dog trainers have pointed that out to me my dog before he barks properly sounds like a baby coughing and my other dog if you stand in a funny way she will bark its just something they do! my dog with anxiety doesnt like hats and will bark funny at them
If you get a new dog(you should never get one from a pet store) Just call the veterinarian and tell them you have a new dog(or puppy).
You need to take them in for a wellness check, to make sure there is nothing wrong with them. If it's a puppy it's to get the wellness check, vaccinations and deworming.
Well you need vaccinations – at least Rabies as it is required by law. Discuss the other vaccines with the Dr. & decide what is right for your dog.
Bring a fecal sample to test for parasites, because you do not know what they were exposed to before.
They will do a basic exam – check ears, eyes… check for a heart murmur, etc.
They will discuss spay/neuter – this is very important!
Get heartworm preventative & flea/tick preventative
And with a new pet, it is a good idea to discuss diet, exercise, behavior & any other new questions you may have about your pet.
The humane society is a breeding ground of communicable diseases for animals, so you want to get the puppy to the vet to make sure it gets treated for any minor issues it may have (worms, fleas, etc.).Also you want the vet to have a baseline for the puppy so that they can monitor your new friends long term health.
Let the vet know that you just got the puppy and bring in any and all vaccination/medical information that you got when you adopted it.
Also, if you don't have a vet you've used in the past and don't know any other pet owners who can recommend you to a vet, shop around.I took my cat to several vets over the first few years of his life until I found one who communicated well with me and seemed to care if my cat was unhappy during the visit.Mind, you don't need to drag your puppy around to see every vet in town the first month you have it until you find a vet you like, but don't be afraid to not go back if you find one you don't.
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