Regressions in training, when your dog seems to fall apart and no longer is able to handle being left for anywhere near as long as it used to, flatten us. But everyone’s training falters at some point. Regressions are part and parcel of separation anxiety training. No matter how logically we think about them. No […]
It can seem like an obvious solution to your dog’s separation anxiety. Send your dog off to a trainer for a 2-week board and train session and get his separation anxiety fixed. But as tempting as it sounds, board and train isn’t the answer to separation anxiety.
If you’re plugging away at separation anxiety training, or planning to start soon, here are some common misconceptions you want to avoid. 1. If he follows me to the door during training he must be upset Doors are exciting things for dogs. If you think about it, a ton of fun stuff happens on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]