pet2Training your pet can be hard work, especially when it seems like your pet wants to do everything but listen. If you’ve ever been curious why pets listen to the commands of some people, but not others, this post will provide you with some insight. The professionals at Countryside Animal Hospital in Fort Collins are in tune with your animals, and we’d love to help you get one step closer to tuning in with them.

The breakdown of which type of tone works best is fairly simple. A study performed at Duke University’s Canine Cognition Center showed that dogs that are high in energy and easy to excite respond better to calm and stern commands while dogs who have calm personalities responded better to tones with high excitement in them.

What this means is that when your pet is already excited, adding excitement makes it difficult for them to listen and follow the orders that you’re giving. On the other hand, if your pet is calm, the arousal of excitement provides them into focusing on what it is that you’re asking them to do.

Understanding how your tone affects your pet’s reaction will help to keep orders be understood and lead to effective training. If your pet continues to neglect your commands, talk to the professionals in our office about their behavior, we may be able to determine an issue elsewhere. Visit Dr. Speights at Countryside Animal Hospital for any questions regarding your pet and their behavior. Our office is located in Fort Collins, schedule your appointment today.