What You Need to Know Before Getting a Second Dog

Have you heard the one about how getting a second dog will fix your dog’s separation anxiety? You’ll read a ton of commentators on social media pitching in it did the trick for their dog. So, is this the magic cure you’ve been searching for? Maybe. But most likely not, because a simple (we’ll come […]

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4 Separation Anxiety Notions You Need To Reject

Have you ever dug your heels in about something you’re 100% committed to? Been very vocal in defending it in the face of contradictory evidence? Let’s face it. We all have! Psychologists have a nifty little term for this behaviour: cognitive dissonance. Ok, not so little. And not so nifty. But in a nutshell, it’s […]

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5 Myths That Are Blocking Your Separation Anxiety Progress

There’s always a reason not to. Or arguments against. Especially when it comes to separation anxiety training. I can’t tell you how many times I was going to start training with my dog. But I held back. Or rather, I held myself back with my own limiting beliefs. Eventually, I got going. And me and […]

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3 Reasons Why Your Dog Is Comfortable Alone In The Car

My clients are such clever, smart, clued-up people. I love the many questions they ask because these questions keep my tiny brain ticking over. This week I was reminded of a question which comes up a lot. “Why is my dog okay when he’s left alone in the car?” I feel like I could do […]

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How to Know if Your Puppy Has Separation Anxiety

This week I’m all about puppies! Who doesn’t love talking puppies? But wait, puppies in a separation anxiety blog? Surely puppies don’t get separation anxiety? Well, some owners, me included, report separation issues very early on. So anecdotally at least, it seems puppies can come preloaded with separation anxiety. Is there anything you can do […]

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Which is Harder: Separation Anxiety or Aggression?

This week I took a heartbreaking call. The owner’s dog had separation anxiety. And the dog had recently developed some issues with other dogs. This new development meant that she was concerned about leaving her dog at daycare. But of course, she couldn’t leave him at home, either. Oof, what a tough one! Having to […]

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