Author: Julie Naismith

5 Surprising Benefits of Separation Anxiety Classes You Need to Know

If you’re thinking of fixing your dog’s separation anxiety now that summer is over, group training classes could be just what you need. But wait, classes are for puppy socialization! You can’t get your dog through separation anxiety by attending group classes, can you? Yes, absolutely you can! Think about it, you can join groups for weight […]

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The 2 Big Reasons Your Dog Destroys When You’re Out

Coming back to a house your dog has destroyed is devastating, infuriating, and maddening. So no wonder that many of you go onto Google and type “how can I stop my dog chewing and destroying.” Luckily, you can get on top of this very difficult situation. Here are some tips on how. Understand what’s going […]

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4 Truths You Need to Know About the Great Crate Controversy

It would seem that anything dog is controversial. But few things stir up quite so much controversy as crates! Because I talk about not using a crate for separation anxiety, I think I’ve created the impression that I’m 100% anti-crate. In fact, I don’t have an issue with crates at all. Look around my house […]

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Spotlight on Your 5 Big Separation Anxiety Questions

Working with separation anxiety owners every day gives me a crystal clear picture of what’s top of mind for anyone whose dog has this condition. Some topics come up over and over again. Here’s my rundown of the top 5:   1. “Why does he do better at a certain time/on a particular day/with a […]

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How to Make Sure Unkind Words About Your Dog Don’t Hurt

Ask anyone who owns a dog with separation anxiety and they’ll tell you their friends and family are baffled by the whole thing. They either don’t understand what separation anxiety is, or they don’t know why you’re tackling way you are. For the most part, those closest to us mean well. They want to empathize […]

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What You Need to Know About Senior Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Senior dogs can be so rewarding, yet as every owner knows, they can also be a source of heartache and worry. Late-onset separation anxiety is a particular concern to owners of older dogs. So how do you know if your aging dog has developed separation anxiety, and what can you do about it? Age-related changes […]

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