Weather including snow and rain, temperature rise and fall, and change in even atmospheric pressure can affect the dog’s behavior, same as it has an effect on humans’ mood and energy levels. So we will learn how the changing weather conditions change the mood of your best friend.
How Does summer Affect Dog’s Behavior?
Dogs mostly slow down during hot weather. Especially, when they are used to cooler conditions. On the first warm day after winter ends, even normally peppy dogs might be trailing behind on their walks instead of swiftly ahead.
As the warm weather increases, you may even notice that your dog even gets hot under the collar. Research has found that the cases of dog bites increase along with the heat. If your dog gets mood swings in summer, keep a special eye while encountering strangers and children as it may end in a bad situation.
Keep Your Dog Safe in Hot Weathers
Extremely hot days put almost all breeds of dogs at risk of heat-related illnesses. The signs of heatstroke, and ensure that your dog has easy access to shade or air conditioning, and a fresh supply of cold water in the dog bowl. As temperature rises shockingly inside a car on an extremely hot day, it is never recommended to leave your dog inside, not even for a short period.
Cold Weather Affecting Dog’s Behavior?
Dog behavior in cold weather depends on some breed. Double-coated breeds like St. Bernard and Siberian Huskies become zippier in winter because of their well-adapted nature to cold. On the other hand, dogs with short coats and lean bodies may love to remain in their dog beds through most of the winter and might resist going out for walks.
Is Seasonal Depression common in dogs?
According to a survey, about 40 percent of dog owners noticed a downturn in the dog’s mood during the wintertime. There is less research on how Seasonal Disorder affects dogs, however, and it’s not known whether the lower light levels and shorter days of winter affect dog moods, as it affects the human mood.
Can Dog Sense Bad Weather?
Yes, the dog senses bad weather. Your dog can ‘sense’ bad weather through changes in pressure. These shifts came before summer thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. Your dog’s strong sense of hearing can also pick up the sound of thunder long before you hear even if it is happening at a distance. If your dog has fear of thunder, he will look out for his usual hiding spot in the house the moment he feels the storm is coming.
Change of Weather Affect Dog Shedding of hair?
These particular details depend on your dog’s coat type. Breeds like Labradors shed three times in a year during spring when they are losing their winter undercoat of hair: in the fall when they are growing in their winter coat to stay warm; and then the entire rest of the year.
The change of weather affects your dog’s behavior, mood, energy, and comfort levels. take a good note of your dog’s particular sensitivities to the various weather conditions, and you will be prepared to accept the changing days with your best companion.