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A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues.  Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms.  These included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc. These are just a few pictures […]

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BARKING-SASSING by Naomi Heck, M.Ed.,CBCC-KA,CPDT-KA  When your dog starts his “back-talking” at you, just turn and leave the room without further talking.  Do it immediately (at the first bark), and resist the temptation to repeat your command or “reason” with him.  Go into another area and close the door behind you if possible to make […]

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DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR AROUND FOOD When your little puppy is busy eating out of his bowl, walk up with a spoonful of canned food or a cube of cheese.  Quietly drop it into his bowl and walk away.  This teaches him that approaching, bending, and reaching toward his food predicts wonderful things.  Never harass a puppy […]