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Nervous Dog

For whatever reason, many dogs are not only timid, but nervous meeting new people, in new circumstances or situations, or around other dogs. They are fearful… Most of us can relate to that on some level or another, we know how it feels to be afraid.

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Excessive Dog Licking

Licking, especially excessive licking, is something I get asked about frequently in class and dog consultations. It’s not always as much of a problem as an indicator of one…except for the person getting licked a lot who doesn’t like it, as well as loving dog owners who care about helping their pets. There could be many reasons why your dog is doing this.

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Excessive Dog Barking

When your dog starts barking unnecessarily and excessively, should you begin shouting at him/her to be quiet? If they hear your irritation, will they understand that you want them to stop? Probably not! Your dog may interpret your loudness as you joining in his “fun”, and you most likely will stimulate him with your shouting. So that won’t help. So, what should you do?

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