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Teaching Puppies to Be Home Alone

Everyone who adopts a puppy will eventually have to leave their precious little bundle of joyful fur and frolic home alone. Work, shopping, errands, children’s activities or even a social outing will at some point separate us from home and hound. Preparing puppies to be calm, and feel safe and...

Who’s In Control? Teaching Self-Relaxation Protocol

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is how to teach their puppies/dogs how to settle down. Clients complain that they cannot get their dogs to relax or self-occupy by play with their toys or chew their bones. These clients are often exhausted by continue attention and...

Don’t Leave Me! Understanding Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety (also known as Isolation Distress) is one of the most concerning and challenging behavior disorders dogs suffer from. Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety experience mild to extreme panic attacks when left alone.  No other behavior concern has the impact that separation anxiety has on dogs and their...

Is It All Just Play & Games?

When dogs play things can get rough and sound tough. With all that wrestling, chasing, biting at each other, growling and barking, how do you know if all just play? With some dogs it’s easy to know. They are quiet and rolling around on the floor, or joyfully chasing each...

Puppy Socialization During Covid-19

Katie contacted me and asked: "I have a socialization question. We have a 5 month old puppy. She was enrolled in puppy kindergarten, but wasn’t able to finish classes due to social distancing. Do you have any ideas on how to continue to socialize her safely? Or do you thinking...