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Dog Vehicle Anxiety

dogs and vehicle anxiety

PANTING, WHINING, BARKING, NOT SETTLING DOWN… if the experience of going for a drive in the car with your dog has become stressful for you and your dog it’s time to address the situation. Left as is, neither you nor your dog can relax, normalize and enjoy the time spent together. To cure the behaviour you must address and correct …

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IS YOUR DOG HUNGRY OR LOOKING FOR ATTENTION

Dog Training Tip - is your dog hungrey or looking for attention

If your dog is always hanging about you looking for food, whining for food, begging for food you might wonder is my dog really that hungry? Should I be concerned? Well to figure out if your dog is truly hungry or just using food to get attention take a look at your dog…if they look to be a good weight …

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THUNDER ANXIETY – PART 2

Dogs and Thunder Anxiety

I BRING GOOD NEWS – YOU CAN MITIGATE AND EVEN CURE YOUR DOG’S THUNDER ANXIETY – DON’T GIVE UP HOPE! Your kit-of-tools to success is complete, you don’t need to go out and purchase anything – you already have what you need…you just have to dust off and polish up your tools a little. Your tools are – your patience, …

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Dealing with Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog training tips - dealnig with dog separation anxiety

WHAT IS SEPARATION ANXIETY? When a dog experiences anxiety upon being separated from it’s companions – in this case we will assume ‘companions’ refers to the dog’s humans. Separation anxiety is a psychological condition.CAN SEPARATION ANXIETY BY TREATED/CURED BY DRUGS (SSRIS)? The answer is NO! I do NOT recommend the use of anti-depressant SSRIS (i.e. Reconcile) for dogs. Reconcile is …

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Thunder Anxiety in Dogs

Thunder anxiety in dogs

Thunder? Who cares, not me anymore – I have my toy & my comfy place to be! MANY PEOPLE FIND THAT THEIR DOGS ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THUNDER AND THUNDERSTORMS. I am often asked why this happens and what can be done to help the dog. My first dog ‘Shanny’ was affected by the noise – I was fortunate as …

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