Many pets have behaviour problems that can make life more difficult for both themselves and their owners. A 2020 study published in the journal Scientific Reports, for example, surveyed almost 14,000 dog owners. It found that over 70% reported behaviour issues in their pets, like noise sensitivity, fearfulness, separation anxiety, and aggression.
If you see changes in their behaviour, there’s most likely something that’s making them stressed or fearful. Animals can’t use words, so their behaviour becomes a form of communication.