Can stress trigger fighting behavior?

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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » July 22nd, 2006, 11:04 pm

If an owner is under extreme stress, do you think this can trigger fights between dogs in the household? I would think dogs would be sensitive and react to human stress and possibly sense that something is wrong in the pack. Any thoughts?
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Postby msvette2u » July 23rd, 2006, 1:34 am

I'm sure it could. You ARE the leader of the pack, so I'm certain the dogs would pick up on your stress.
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Postby satanscheerleader » July 23rd, 2006, 7:08 am

I believe it is possible, yes.
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Postby mnp13 » July 23rd, 2006, 10:30 am

I would think so. When I am under extreme stress, I act differently and I'm sure that my pets pick up on that. If I'm not acting my "normal self" Ruby tends to act out.
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