Tag: Dog trainer canada

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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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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6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself About Anxiety Meds

Nothing divides separation anxiety owners quite like the topic of medication. It’s one of the most, if not THE most, contentious topics that come up. Many of my readers know I am pro-medication. But I don’t judge those who decide not to go down that route. It’s a big decision for lots of owners, and […]

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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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3 Reasons Why Your Dog Is Comfortable Alone In The Car

This week I was reminded of a question which comes up a lot. “Why is my dog okay when he’s left alone in the car?” Lots of dogs struggling alone at home seem okay with being left in the car—as was the case with my own dog. He freaked if we so much as hinted […]

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