Is Your Dog Stressed?:

Dogs, like humans, can feel the negative effects of stress, but it can be difficult in some situations to spot the signs of canine stress. To help we've created this calculator to help you determine whether or not your dog is suffering from stress. Please take the time to answer the questions below - hit calculate and you will receive tailored results depending on the level of stress your dog is experiencing. - Brought to you by PetSci

About Your Dog

How old is your dog?:

How long have you owned your dog?

Since they were born
Since they were a puppy
Since they were 6 months or older

Is your dog a rescue dog (adopted)?

No Yes I don't know

Environment

How many people live in your house?

Do you have a young baby or child that interacts with your dog?

No Yes

Do you have other dogs or cats?

No Yes

If you have other dogs or cats, do they get on?

I only have one dog
Not at all
No interest in each other
Yes

Where do you keep your dog's bed/kennel?

I don't have a dog bed
Outdoors
In a quiet room
In a hallway
In the kitchen

How often does your dog get to spend time alone?

Rarely
Sometimes
Often
The majority of the day

Are you able to let your dog out in a garden during the day?

No Yes

Exercise

How often do you walk your dog?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

How often does your dog play with toys?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

How often do you play with your dog? (Tug, fetch etc.)

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

Diet

How many meals is your dog fed a day?

1
2
3
4 or more

Would you agree that you buy quality dog food?

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
I make my own dog food

Do you consider your dog obese?

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Behaviour

Do you consider your dog to be aggressive?

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Do you consider your dog to be 'well trained'?

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Does your dog show signs of separation anxiety when you leave (barking, damaging furniture, house soiling)?

No Yes I don't know

Has your dog ever chewed, licked or scratched themselves to a point of harm?

No Yes I don't know

Has your dog ever received training from a professional behaviourist?

No Yes

Medical

Does your dog have any existing medical problems?

No Mild Severe (Deafness, blindness, etc.)

Has your dog's tail been docked?

No Yes I don't know

Other

How often is your dog exposed to loud or unusual noises? (e.g. building works, traffic)

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

Do you take your dog to previously unknown places? (Not including walks)

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

How often do you have social gatherings?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Regularly

Do you treat your dog as though they were a human child?

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Have any of the events listed below occurred recently?

No Yes, one Yes, multiple

  • Veterinarian Vist
  • Groomer Visit
  • You moved home
  • Your dog was kennelled whilst you were away
  • You went travelling with your dog
  • You had a large social gathering at your home (e.g. New Year's Eve)
  • A firework display was held nearby
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By giving accurate and honest answers above, your dog's stress levels will be calculated when hitting 'calculate'. Some information about the stress your pet may or may not be experiencing will appear here.