Reasons for jealousy in dogs
In fact, what can be understood by “jealousy” in dogs would rather, according to experts, be a behavior of defense and saving resources, which is the case for example when a new dog wants to climb on the sofa, access the bowl, or approach things and individuals that the first dog considers to be part of his attributes and his pack.
In addition, the social hierarchy that governs groups of dogs in nature necessarily has an impact on the behavior of our domestic dogs who will then, by instinct, try to preserve their place in the pack and retain the attention and rights that are theirs. are normally assigned.
Finally, the dog is an animal of habits, attached to its rhythm and its rituals, and any change in these can lead to stress if it feels neglected or disadvantaged following the arrival of a new individual and then perceived as a rival and a threat to his comfort and privileges.
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