Tag: dog separation anxiety training

4 Truths You Need to Know About the Great Crate Controversy

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 […]

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How to Make Sure Unkind Words About Your Dog Don’t Hurt

Ask anyone who owns a dog with separation anxiety and they’ll tell you their friends and family are baffled by the whole thing. They either don’t understand what separation anxiety is, or they don’t know why you’re tackling way you are. For the most part, those closest to us mean well. They want to empathize […]

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What You Need to Know About Senior Dogs and Separation Anxiety

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 […]

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Will Letting Your Dog on the Bed Cause Separation Anxiety?

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 […]

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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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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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