Behavior Modification

separation anxiety

HOW TO HELP YOUR DOG COPE WITH SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation Anxiety and Dogs Many of us have been working from home and going to school online for months because of the coronavirus. Not only have we had to adjust to new routines, but our pets have too. They’ve been getting used to us being around more often and spending more time with them. However, life will go back to normal eventually, leaving your pet confused. This is especially true if you’ve decided to adopt a dog during the pandemic and you being at home is all they know. Your pets may wonder: “Where did my owner go?” This shift …

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online dog training

Dog Training Advice: 5 Reasons Not to Use Dr. Google

You develop a red spotty rash on your arm, you are suddenly feeling over fatigued all the time, or your newborn is refusing to eat. Where do we go to find answers to what is causing these things and how to treat them?  Our first reaction is no longer to call the professional who spent countless years educating themselves on the problem. Most of us decide to Google our symptoms online. Jumping on the internet and making our diagnosis in just a matter of minutes. Dr. Google and your dog In the internet age, it’s hard to fight the urge …

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Dog growling

How to Deal With a Dog Growling at Your Kids

What To Do If Your Dog Growls at Your Kids? Has your pup ever growled at you or your kids? What did you do? Many unknowing pet owners will punish their dogs for growling at them, thinking that they will learn their lesson and not growl again. This could be one of the more dangerous mistakes I see. Growling is good. Growling is natural. Growling is your dog giving you a warning that he is uncomfortable and needs his space. The Most Important Rule About Growling is: NEVER PUNISH A GROWL! Punishing or scolding the dog will not change the …

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