How to Treat an Abused Dog

There are few things as despicable as those who would abuse a dog. But unfortunately, there are abused dogs everywhere who need help and love. Abused dogs can often act out with aggression from how they’ve been treated. Your Vancouver pet clinic can help you with strategies that can help you at home.

Time

It will take time to develop trust between you and your abused pet. Just be gentle and patient. Only use positive motivation as his anxiety is probably sky high! To address some possible anxiety issues, check with your Vancouver pet clinic.

Counter-Conditioning

This is a technique by which you can desensitize your dog to the things that upset him. Keep toys and treats handy to give every time that he seems to get upset around specific objects. If he’s scared of his crate, give him treats and leave his toys inside to make it a more comfortable environment.

There are many other things you can do as well. For the best counsel, check with your veterinarian Vancouver clinic.