Individuals around the globe have been spending extra time at dwelling because the begin of 2020. For a lot of of those folks, this appeared like the right alternative to get a pet.
Within the UK alone, an estimated 3.2 million households have acquired a pet because the begin of the pandemic. Canines had been the most well-liked new acquisition (57%) with cats a detailed second (38%).
This sudden improve in pet possession raises issues about pet welfare. Puppies acquired throughout lockdown have been lacking out on essential socialisation experiences and coaching, which is understood to be related to stress-induced behaviours starting from nervousness to fear-based aggression.
Tags: canine conduct