Crowdsourcing Alone-Time Alternatives

You Are Not Alone Over the years, I have talked with countless people who feel they are simply out of options.  Sometimes the desperation and frustration can be heard in their voice as talk, other times it’s apparent in the long pauses and silence that sometimes follows questions I ask.  Many of us have been […]

The Exasperating Truth – Why Separation Anxiety Gets a Bad Rap

separation anxiety truth

For 14 years, I have specialized exclusively in separation anxiety and isolation distress, and in that time I have heard stories of great success and of heartbreaking failure. Something I often hear in the buzz around the metaphorical water cooler (the dog park, the beach, the trainers’ luncheons) is that separation anxiety is a disorder […]

How Serious Is It and Does It Matter?

dog clues of severity

In working with various dog behavior disorders, including separation anxiety, we often categorize the level of severity. We talk about bite severity scales, how much the dog jumps, what the lack of impulse control is, how often he is pulling. We even address the pace of the dog’s learning curve. As a culture, we are […]