10 Types of Adaptation on Dogs

Dog adaptation is their effort to reach harmony between themself with the environment around them. Dog adaptation is a process how a dog can reach life balance in order to fulfill their needs with the new environment. This adaptation is more to a lifetime process, and dog will always keep on trying to find and handle pressure and challenge in life to achieve a healthy life.

Adaptation is a process to a more harmony relationship between internal and external. In a process of adaptation, there must come a conflict, pressure and frustration, and dog is always encouraged to adjust with any possible behavior.

A dog can be called success in doing adaptation when they can fulfill their own needs with a normal and acceptable to others and without harm or annoy its surroundings.

10 Types of Adaptation on Dogs

  • Sweating through paws

Dog is one of a hot-blooded animal. They can maintain its body temperature constantly although the surroundings temperature is changing. Different to human that can swear to lower down body temperature. Dog body covered in fur and doesn’t have sweat glands. Dog only has sweat glands on its paw. So dog can only be sweating through its paws. We must have seen a wet dog’s paws because of sweat, it is their only way to adapt with the surroundings.

  • Stick out their tongue

When the surrounding temperature is high or the dog feel hot because of exercise, then dog will lower down their body temperature as soon as possible. Sweating through its paws won’t be enough to lower down their body temperature. There is another way that they use which is by sticking out their tongue to lower down the body temperature. By this way dog’s body temperature will stay stable.

When a dog sticking out their tongue to adjust with the environment and keep their body temperature stable, whether after a hot day or just get back after running all day. But in a too hot condition, a dog could probably unconscious because its body temperature can’t be controlled by sticking out its tongue or by sweating through its paws

  • Barking

There a lot of things that can cause a dog to bark and it is important to know what are the cause in every case. Its tone and pattern of bark may help us to understand what is the reason behind its bark. Here are 8 Common Situations That Makes a Dog Keeps Barking to help you find out the reason behind the bark.

Some dog may often bark when they hear noise, guests coming, or if there are people or other dog passes in front of your house. When a dog do this kind of adaptation it is better to distract its attention by giving them a bone or chew toy, and a warm comfy bed.

Usually when you are going to leave the house, your dog will bark right after you leave the home and will start to bark constantly, usually with a monotone bark while you are out. It’s better when you are going to leave the house, take them to have a walk for a little while and play until they get exhausted, they’ll definitely more calm and will sleep while you are leaving the house.

  • Chew on stuff

Destroying stuff is a dog behavior that we often met on a younger dog. Because puppies not to chew on something especially when their teeth start to grow, chewing will help them reduce the pain and itch. Besides puppies also need to chew on something as an adaptation with their surroundings, as their way to recognize and identify things around them. Here are 5 Effective Ways to Stop a Dog from Breaking Stuff

  • Digging

Usually a dog will dig out to burry or hide toys or bones, to take out something that they smell or they had buried, to make a whole to get cozier or just as a playground

Digging out can cause problem when they keep digging and break your favorite plants or trying to make a tunnel to go outside the house. Actually digging is their way to adapt with the environment by giving them a safe feeling for what they have.

  • Pooping inside the house

This habit usually is done by puppies. But this thing could also happen to older dog because of some reason, like adaptation, reduce pain due to infection on its bladder or colon, uneasy due to disport from you or to mark their area as a sign of domination towards other dog that come to the house. Here are 7 Ways to Train Your Dog to Pee and Poop On The Right Spot

  • Worry

Uneasy due to disport is a common thing to portray adaptation that is shown by some dog when they are left alone or when they are separated from their family members.

This dog usually started to bark immediately after you leave and will keep barking before you come back. This dog might chew on the gate, mat, and curtain, destroying furniture and also peeing and pooping inside the house.

  • Run away

Dog might constantly trying to run away and go strolling down to adapt when they are bored or feeling not being noticed. This can cause a worry to the dog owner and also can be dangerous for the dog itself

If you have a dog which clever enough to escape, there is one thing that is really important to do, which is, making a fence with 2 to 3 meter high. You need to spare sometimes to plat with your dog. Then there is a small chance that your dog will run away.

  • Adapt on the trip

A way to help your dog to adapt easier can be started since you take him from their old house to your house. When on the way, give your dog a safe drive. This is really important for your dog convenient and as the first step of your dog to adapt.

If it is taking quite a long way and time to go, provides food and drink. It is better if you also provides potty for your dog. Dog tend to have more stress on the road. Give your dog a comfy condition. Here are How to safely travel by car with your dog

  • Adapt with the other dog or family members

Adaptation needs to be done gradually. When you introduce it to your other family members, it may be scared at first. But you have to be patient to train it. A dog will be easier to be friendly when they often meet and when they often feed the dog.

The same thing happen when you are going introduce your dog to other pet in the house. It is better you’re not doing it the on the first day of your dog arrival. Give your dog a time to adapt with the new house and new family members. Then you can introduce your dog to other pet in the house. Here also How to Make Your Dog Adaptable to its surrounding that you can use as a preference

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