What Does It Take to Be Happy? The Influence of a Dog's Well-Being on Their Behaviour
The axiom states: "Under normal conditions, a normal animal behaves normally." However, the concept of "normality" differs among various pet owners, and each interprets it in their own way. Nevertheless, there is a formula that describes the minimum set of conditions that every owner must provide for their dog. This presentation will explain how the concept of animal welfare came about, what it entails, why it is necessary, and how behavioral problems in dogs are related to living conditions. It will also discuss the relationship between the mental state of caregivers and the well-being/behavior of their pets.