Tag: anxiety trainer

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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What You Need to Know About Reinforcing Separation Anxiety

If you put 10 dog trainers in a room and get them to debate, what’s the only thing they all agree on? They’re right and everyone else in the room is wrong. I was at a conference at Best Friends in Kanab, UT last week. There was a lot of debating right and wrong among […]

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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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“Why does he only do it when I’m out?”

He did it again – you came back home and your dog left you a “gift” on the carpet. Why does he do that? And, why does he only do it when you’re out? He never does it when you’re home. In fact, apart from the incidents while you’re gone, he’s perfectly house-trained. If this […]

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