Stress. Humans face it and so do dogs. However, while people are able to express them-selves, dogs communicate using subtle signs of body language. Have you ever noticed a dog suddenly turning away from you or starting to growl? Those might be signs of stress and showing it is not comfortable with the situation. At times inappropriate human behaviour causes stress for dogs.
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