Tag: separation anxiety dogs

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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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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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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4 Separation Anxiety Notions You Need To Reject

Have you ever dug your heels in about 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! Psychologists have a nifty little term for this behaviour: cognitive dissonance. Ok, not so little. And not so nifty. But in a nutshell, it’s […]

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