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Separation Anxiety Support
I don’t particularly like puzzles nor am I good at them. Give me a jigsaw puzzle or Rubik’s cube and watch me quickly succumb to confusion and frustration. This pattern held true for me until…working with troubled dogs and complex behavior problems. For me, problem behaviors in dogs were puzzles that held reason over randomness
Dog Separation Anxiety Medication – Update 2020 The use of medication to help treat dogs with separation anxiety is always a hotly debated topic – and one of our most read blogs. Owners are often trying to determine what the right path forward is for their pup, and trainers are looking other opinions on how
Now that we’re all months into a global pandemic, spending more time at home seems normal. But when our local shelter called my husband and I in January to ask about fostering a 7-year-old, 123-lb Mastiff named Mayflower, COVID-19 wasn’t even a blip on our radar yet.
So what’s going to happen to your dog’s behavior when you go back to work? After so many months glued to your side, will he or she suddenly develop separation anxiety when you leave the house?
As you may or may not know, dog separation anxiety is a debilitating condition that likely causes some disruptive behavior in your pup. He’s not upset with you, he’s basically having panic attacks that are truly terrifying. If you’d like to learn more about separation anxiety, I’d recommend you read these FAQs to answer some of your questions. If you’re here because you are looking for an answer to the question “how to leave a dog with separation anxiety alone” then read on to learn why this actually is not the correct question to be asking.
Dog separation anxiety is a condition that causes dogs to display disruptive behaviors at home. Essentially, your dog is having a panic attack every time you leave your home. Being alone is a genuinely scary experience for them. If you’d like to learn more about separation anxiety read about it here. A Separation Anxiety Dog Trainer is a special breed of person who has dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of pups, and owners.
I have a list (a long one even) of topics that I want to write about with respect to dog separation anxiety and the training involved. The good news is that I will be addressing those topics soon not just in written form but in a variety of different mediums
I will never forget the last time Beanz was home alone. I had left early for work and my housemate had taken Beanz for a walk, settled her in her room with a stuffed Kong, and turned on Beanz’s special TV channel. She had left Beanz safe and sound. On my return from work,
When I brought Emmy home it was with the dream that all new dog owners have. Happy, joyful and full of excitement. I couldn’t wait to get to building mine and this little girl’s relationship with love, joy and fun. Little did I know that I would encounter a bigger training challenge then I