25 Signs That Your Dog Might Be Stressed

4. Cowering

You may notice this more in a new dog that has not been socialized properly. It might cower if people suddenly approach it as it feels stressed by this action.

cowering black chihuahua

5. Crying, Whining, Whimpering

This can be a symptom of separation anxiety. Check that your dog isn’t injured or ill. Also, this can be learned behavior to attract your attention.

6. Destructive Behaviour

Stress is a very common cause of destructive behavior, especially when you’re out.

7. Diarrhea or Constipation

Issues such as diarrhea and constipation can be caused by anxiety. If your dog has either of these regularly and your vet can’t find any particular cause, stress is possibly behind the problem.

8. Ears Pinned Back

Some dogs keep their ears erect if they’re unsure of a situation, but most lay back flat on their head. If your dog’s ears are not in their usual position this can point to stress.

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