Displacement behavior

Displacement behaviors – what does it actually mean? You’ve properly experiences displacement behaviors with your puppy or younger dog. The dogs displacement behaviors is a sign of stress, that they will bring into their adult life, which can effect their futire behavior. But how do you stop a dog exhibiting displacement behaviors?


Displacement behaviors springs from insecurity

When a dog performs a displcaement behavior, it stems from insecurity. In other words, it is an instinctive behavior that the dog feels comfortable doing when it becomes frustrated or stressed. If you continue to force the dog to do something, such as walk nicely, when the dog has not understood the message, it may start to perform overspringing behaviors. Miscommunication between the dog and owner can lead to too strict discipline that does not do any good, especially if your mindset turns negative. This means that you have set too high demands on the dog, which ultimately ends in disappointment.

This is often seen in puppy and adolescent dog training. When a dog goes through the three critical developmental phases, it is controlled by hormonal disruptions and is extremely sensitive. The following signals indicate that a dog is performing overspringing behaviors:

  • Yawning and barking
  • Scratching and grooming
  • Biting the leash
  • Urine marking
  • Humping and jumping
  • General wildness and redirected behavior

If you overlook these behaviors, the dog will carry them into adulthood and practice overspringing behaviors in different situations due to accumulated stress. The dog gives itself a shot of dopamine, which makes it feel comfortable and happy in the moment by performing one of the described behaviors.

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Displacement behavior is a symptom of stress

…which can become so severe that it can lead to stereotypical behavior followed by compulsive behavior. For example, it could be humping pillows, blankets or performing other similar actions repeatedly – going in circles, or biting its tail, etc. We call it pathological behavior, which means abnormal behavior.

But how do you prevent this behavior? You do this by having patience and giving the dog room to make mistakes, as well as training exercises that give the dog chest and meaning. Additionally, it requires establishing strong communication as the foundation for building a relationship with each other. Be positive every time, and train your dog so that the three critical phases become a game to get through. Our REASOM METHOD is built in such a way that you and the dog have training wheels in the beginning, where ultimately you can move forward on two wheels.

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