It can happen that a dog reacts badly to the arrival of a new being in the home, whether it is a congener, another animal, a human, or a baby, especially if he feels left out following this event which can constitute for him a real upheaval of his habits and his comfort and a decentering of the attention which was brought to him before. However, the existence of a real feeling of jealousy in dogs cannot be proven scientifically.
Can a dog really be jealous?
It is not easy to know if the dog can really feel jealousy, at least as we understand it from our human experience. However, being a social animal and extremely attached to his master, he seems to have more reason to experience this feeling than a solitary animal like the cat.
In any case, the arrival of a new member in the family arouses in some animals reactions of frustration, even aggressiveness, and/or behavioral changes that can be embarrassing: barking, complaints, needs to be made inside, destruction… To overcome these inconveniences, it is first necessary to understand what motivates them in the dog.
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