The highly sensitive dog
making life easier for these wonderful dogs
This short e-book is written by a veterinarian who lived with a highly sensitive dog of her own (that marvellous mutt on the front cover). It's for people who are struggling to understand their own highly sensitive dogs, such as dogs who are very reactive to loud noises (thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, etc.) or who are fearful in novel situations (with strangers, unfamiliar places, etc.). It begins by exploring the parallels between these dogs and the highly sensitive person (HSP), a normal personality trait described by psychologist Dr Elaine Aron. It goes on to discuss a Finnish study that documented a likely genetic basis for these two 'anxiety disorders' in dogs, which supports the Dr King's thesis that HSD ('highly sensitive dog') is the canine equivalent of HSP. Dr King then describes, with examples from her own experience (personal and professional), six practical strategies that can make life easier for these wonderful dogs and the people who love them.
- Publication Date
- Jun 7, 2022
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Dr Christine King