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Dog Separation Anxiety

We have all seen little children who panic and cry their eyes out when mom and dad are leaving, they are feeling separation anxiety, which they usually outgrow within a period of time. But did you ever think that your dog could be feeling the same type of anxiety and distress when left home alone?

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Stop Dog From Bolting

It’s frightening, it’s frustrating, it’s definitely not funny! In fact, it feels like a battle to keep your dog from bolting out the door everytime it gets opened. So why does your dog do it and how can you help prevent it?

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Dog Owner Mistakes

Whether you are a first time dog owner or someone who has been surrounded by dogs all of your life, mistakes can be made that can affect your dog’s health, personality, your family’s relationship with your dog, and/or how well other people like your dog. Every year, so many dogs are returned to animal shelters, abandoned, or given up for adoption; and for many, it’s due to the fact that bad habits were unknowingly developed from the beginning.

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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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