Tag: separation anxiety

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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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 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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