Tag: dog separation anxiety

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’s The Truth About Excessive Greeting?

So if your dog goes bonkers when you get home, he’s got separation anxiety, hasn’t he? Well, we definitely used to think that was the case. But just because he’s jumping around like a kangaroo when you get home, doesn’t mean he was stressed while you were out. We mustn’t assume that a bouncy welcome […]

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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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4 Separation Anxiety Notions You Need To Reject

By Julie Naismith We get fed lots of incorrect information about separation anxiety. This means many of us come to separation anxiety training with old notions we need to let go off. I know I did when I first started out. Many of the separation anxiety facts we believe to be true, may not actually […]

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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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