Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants

310 E US HWY 30
Schererville, IN 46375


Triggers and Stress Hormones


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Stress Hormones Don't Lie - They Take Control!

Here is a simplified graphic to explain what 'trigger stacking' is and how stress hormones can create a cluster effect of reactivity. A 'threshold' is the point at which the dog reacts or switches from operant thinking mode to a non-thinking survival mode (fight, flight or freeze).