Archive for the 'Dog Anxiety and Fear ' Category

How to Assess and Manage Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How to Assess and Manage Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is one of those terms thrown around all the time when it comes to dogs and dog training. Misdiagnosis of Separation Anxiety The truth is, I believe that 90+ percent of people who are convinced that their dog(s)...

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How To Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

How To Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

I hate to start off any article so negatively… but I need you to understand that there is little to nothing that you can do to calm your dog DURING a thunderstorm. If your dog has thunderstorm phobia and a...

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Is My Dog Aggressive or is He Just Afraid?

Is My Dog Aggressive or is He Just Afraid?

I am asked this question fairly often. Most people opt to thinking that their dog is afraid. It is a lot easier for most people to think that their dog is afraid, or fearful, than to curse him with the...

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The Dangers of Dogs and Children

The Dangers of Dogs and Children

There is almost nothing better than the relationship between a dog and a child. However, MOST Adults Don’t Realize How Dangerous Dogs Can Be in Certain Situations! I think we have a romanticized ideal about how dogs and children should...

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The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

A dog that whines is one of my pet peeves! I can handle full out barking a lot better than whining. There is just something about the pitch that sounds like fingernails down a chalk board. Thankfully, my dogs don’t...

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Why Coddling Your Dog is Stressing Him Out

Why Coddling Your Dog is Stressing Him Out

My dogs are spoiled! I will admit it and I am not ashamed of it. My dogs have dozens upon dozens of toys in their toy box. I have numerous crates throughout my house because they like sleeping in crates....

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Proof That Your Dog’s Fear Can Be Fixable: From Fearful to Playful in Less than 5 Minutes

Proof That Your Dog’s Fear Can Be Fixable: From Fearful to Playful in Less than 5 Minutes

I wrote an article not too long ago about dog fears and all the ways we as humans can make our dogs’ fears worse, without meaning to! I think, as humans, we see fears in animals and it almost cripples...

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How to Tackle Your Dog’s Fears Head On

How to Tackle Your Dog’s Fears Head On

A fearful dog is probably the most frightening and intimidating dog that you can deal with, either as an owner or just in general. Fearful dogs are hard to read, and going from fear to aggression can be fast and...

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