Before talking about the issues of why strays dogs are getting aggressive or why they chase vehicles or why they bark non-stop, let me tell you about dog’s mind:
All dogs have magnificent cognitive powers. Cognition is defined as the brain process through which a dog acquires information about his environment.
They are amazingly perceptive to nuance and observe the most imperceptible changes in us.
Every dog has a level of energy that he needs to drain daily, with strays that energy goes into finding the food and protecting the territory. Finding the food is more important for them and that is why they spend most of their energy on it.
Dogs start developing behavioral issues when human starts interacting with them in a wrong manner. When people start feeding a dog with lots of excitement then the dog gets a message that if he shows excitement human will feed him.
Feeders also feed when the dog jumps on them and then the dog gets a message that jumping will also be rewarded with food.
The excitement in the animal world is not natural, if a dog practices excitement on daily basis and he is getting fed when he gets excited then he starts developing behavioral issues.
As dogs are already getting fed without working for food, they start spending their energy on protecting the territory.
The excitement which is not natural for dogs create issues like aggression, running behind cars, bikes, excessive barking and it also intensifies all of this territorial behavior.
The right way to feed dogs:
Dogs naturally work for their food, they travel and use their nose to find food. The more nose they use the more balance they achieve, the more ears they use the more imbalance they become, nose controls 60% of their mind.
So when you are feeding them don’t use sound and only feed when they become calm. If you don’t have this much time then put the food hidden somewhere so that they have to use their nose to find it.
Teach them to give distance to you that way they will learn to give respect and distance to humans, it is important because their existence depends on it.
As soon as a feeder starts feeding dogs in an area we start hearing complaints about dogs’ behavior.
Please don’t take my words otherwise, I love dogs and like you, I also want the best for them and the best for humans too.
Hate creates hate, let’s work on finding a solution rather than blaming each other so that we all can live in harmony, peace and leave this world a little better than we found it.
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