To improve dog welfare, we must pay attention to: 

  • physical health 
  • behavioral health 
  • the living space  

Behavioral health includes: 

  • expressing normal behaviors 
  • positive social interactions 
  • reducing anxiety, fear, distress, and boredom 

    1. Puppy Development

    In this section, you’ll learn about how puppy development is related to their health and happiness.

    2. Canine Body Language

    Knowing how dogs communicate helps you take good care of your dog. Learn dog body language so you can set your dog up for success

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    3. Socialization & Early Exposure

    Puppy socialization is an effective way to prevent fear and behavior problems. Good experiences early in life help puppies grow into healthy adults. Learn more here!

    4. Social Interactions

    Dog biology and history created a behavioral need for positive social interactions. Their social circle now includes both their human caretakers and other dogs.

    5. Exercise

    Exercise provides enrichment, positive social interactions, and stress relief for dogs. Exercise is good for a dog’s behavioral and physical health.

    6. Problem/Abnormal Behavior

    When you notice stress in your dog, you can reduce suffering by intervening quickly!