Tag: canine separation anxiety

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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4 Separation Anxiety Notions You Need To Reject

Many of the separation anxiety facts we believe to be true, may not actually be so. Why then do we hold onto them so passionately?  Have you ever dug your heels in 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! […]

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Separation anxiety dogs at the vets: 6 things you need to do

Last year, I took my dog in for elective dental treatment. While he’s long recovered from his separation anxiety, I’m always wary of situations that might cause regressions. Vet visits – especially those involving treatment – can be scary for any animal, let alone a separation anxiety dog. When you have a dog with separation […]

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