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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With so much going on, it’s understandable that separation anxiety training might not be top of mind over the holidays. Here are some of our tips for keeping you and him on track over this busy period.
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 […]