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Spreading the Love

Spreading the Love

If your dog only feels safe with you, it’s a significant additional burden as you can’t leave them with anyone else. My SA dog, Stevie, was like that. I feel your pain! If you haven’t experienced this, it is hard to imagine how physically and...
Can Separation Anxiety be solved by adopting a second dog?

Can Separation Anxiety be solved by adopting a second dog?

I know someone who has a dog with separation fears. She adopted a second dog and says that that has solved the problem. But has it really? While I totally get that it’s immeasurably valuable to relieve a dog’s distress in the short term, there are...
Is my dog alright just because he’s not barking?

Is my dog alright just because he’s not barking?

When people inquire about working with me, they often say that their dog is fine for xxx amount of time. The reason they give is that their dog is not barking. Usually, the person is not monitoring their dog on a camera so I always recommend getting cameras set up....
A Question About Food and Separation Anxiety

A Question About Food and Separation Anxiety

In some dog groups on Facebook, I see people advising each other about how to help a dog through separation related problems. Almost invariably, someone will suggest giving the dog a kong before you leave, in order to distract them or keep them occupied. And/or...