Will Letting Your Dog on the Bed Cause Separation Anxiety?

How many times have you heard that letting your dog sleep on the bed is the cause of your dog’s separation anxiety? How often have you heard someone tell you that the reason your dog has separation anxiety is that you let them sleep on the bed with you? If it’s not the bed, then […]

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Why are There no Quick Fixes to Separation Anxiety?

I had coffee this weekend with a friend who was telling me about the struggle her little boy was having with going to school.  Her three-year-old has decided he doesn’t want to go to school. She’s very upset, saddened, frustrated, and confused by what’s going on.  From the outside, it seems like it’s not the […]

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6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself About Anxiety Meds

Nothing divides separation anxiety owners quite like the topic of medication. It’s one of the most, if not THE most, contentious topics that come up. Many of my readers know I am pro-medication. But I don’t judge those who decide not to go down that route. It’s a big decision for lots of owners, and […]

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What You Need to Know About Pre-departure Cues And Anxiety

Let’s talk pre-departure cues. I know for many of you, these are a really big deal. For those of you who don’t know what they are, here’s quick explanation. You might notice your dog works out you’re going to leave even before you’ve gone to the door. He’s worked out the tip-offs to you leaving. […]

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What’s The Truth About Excessive Greeting?

So if your dog goes bonkers when you get home, he’s got separation anxiety, hasn’t he? Well, we definitely used to think that was the case. But just because he’s jumping around like a kangaroo when you get home, doesn’t mean he was stressed while you were out. We mustn’t assume that a bouncy welcome […]

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