Gimme Some Lovin’

love your dog

As I’m writing this on my couch, I’m in a certain amount of pain. Pins and needles shoot through one of my ankles due to long inactivity under one peacefully snoozing dog and my body is twisted into an awkward position to reach the keyboard over another pooch, luxuriously sprawled across me. Enduring this discomfort […]

Management Is Key

separation anxiety management

I have often spoken and written on the topic of suspending absences while working on separation anxiety. What I mean by that is that you can’t leave the dog alone except during training. A frequent reaction is that this is an outrageous expectation. I disagree. Expecting anything different is unrealistic. Many types of behavior issues […]

Separation Anxiety Body Language Literacy

body language literacy

While doing my initial online consult with Erin and Scrabble, I go over the reasons the beautiful border collie mix is not at ease behind the baby gate, even though Erin believes her dog is just fine there. Scrabble becomes visibly uncomfortable when Erin walks out of the confinement area, and I point out that […]