Sakari SepAnx

Overcoming OUR Separation Anxiety

I wish I could say that I had some altruistic rescue story, but in truth, my dog, Sakari, had a very privileged life. I adopted her at 8-weeks old, she was never abused, and she was loved beyond measure. Four

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Regression

Regressions for the Win

You are charging along with your separation anxiety protocol and have made considerable progress on a regular basis. You cannot believe that when you first started this process, Fluffy could barely be left alone for two seconds, and now you

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Medication for dogs

The Medication Conundrum

Sometimes separation anxiety training isn’t enough. Strike that. Oftentimes training isn’t enough. In my 16 years of work treating separation anxiety, I have seen so many dogs whose training plodded along slowly until they started taking anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications.

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Winning Criteria Setting

Winning At Criteria Setting

Say you are training for a marathon (OK, suspend belief if you must). Some of you would look at it as a monumental, almost insurmountable task, right? But let’s look at it from a training perspective. Where might you start

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iSpeakDog.org

Observation Skills for Separation Anxiety

A call comes in and the harried woman on the other end of the line speaks rapidly about the recent excessive barking warning she received from her landlord about her dog, Clint. Next an intake form appears, revealing a dog

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second dog

Separation Anxiety and a Second Dog – Will it help?

One of my recent separation anxiety clients asked me a common question during our initial call, “Will getting a second dog help?” My heart swells with appreciation for guardians whose dogs display separation-related anxiety. (There’s a technical difference between separation

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About Malena

Malena Demartini
Malena DeMartini is the author of Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs (Dogwise Publishing) and the founder of
the Separation Anxiety Certification Program. Read More…

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