Treating and Managing Trauma in Dogs

Understanding your dog’s own particular reasons for trauma and trauma induced behavior is very important if you really want to treat it successfully. Here are the different types of trauma I’ve encountered in dogs over the years. It is unlikely your dog demonstrates only one of them, such is life, but you’ll still be able to understand your dog better and choose more effective methods than the blind buck-shot approach.

Types of trauma in dogs and tips for healing from them

1) Sensitivity Trauma
2) Trust-Abuse Trauma
3) Deprivation Abuse Trauma
4) Social Trauma
5) Generational Trauma
6) Location and Travel trauma
7) The trauma of living with heartless ‘owners’.
8) Event Based Trauma

1) Sensitivity Trauma

Some dogs are more sensitive than others. These dogs can’t stand fireworks, and find the noisy of busy highways jarring on their nerves. Genetically predisposed to quieter places than bustling cities, and activities that develop their fine senses, noise is a daily challenge for them even though they might not show it.

For these dogs, a treatment protocol that is divided into two is a good idea. One for every day support and rehabilitation of their over-strained brain (dealing with all those loud sensory information) and one for emergency use at very stressful times.

2) Trust-Abuse Trauma

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