Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dog's, Stress, and LEARNING...

Your interactions with your dog literally shape their brains!

When one relays on fear based discipline, they trigger physical stress responses in a dog that will HENDER the dogs ability to LEARN.  When a dog experiences stress, stress hormones are released.  One chemical released is cortisol.  High levels of cortisol can damage brain cells in the hippocampus, which plays a major role in MEMORY and LEARNING.  If you keep the dogs stress levels low, you can IMPROVE the dogs agility to LEARN.

Pamela Johnson

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