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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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Spotlight on Your 5 Big Separation Anxiety Questions

Working with separation anxiety owners every day gives me a crystal clear picture of what’s top of mind for anyone whose dog has this condition. Some topics come up over and over again. Here’s my rundown of the top 5:   1. “Why does he do better at a certain time/on a particular day/with a […]

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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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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 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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