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Back-to-School Separation Anxiety

by Caroline Golon, guest contributor

In households with school-aged kids, summers are typically full of fun for everyone in the family – including the dog. But what happens when the kids head back to school in the late summer and the house is suddenly quiet and lonely? With this sudden change in daily routine, your dog  may experience depression or separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is …

The reason why many dogs bark at mail carriers has never been quite clear. Find out one man’s theory here.

By: Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Chewing is a normal, natural and necessary canine behavior. Pet parents regularly call trainers to talk about a dog who has chewed their belonging to spite their owner or dogs who will be destructive even though “he knows it’s wrong”. A dogs understanding of right and wrong is vastly different from ours. Most behavior that …

Understanding what causes dog biting plays a role in preventing it. Check out six common reasons why dogs bite here.

If your once lush green lawn has begun to resemble a minefield, your dog’s digging problem has likely gotten out of control. Find out why dogs develop digging problems and how to control it.

The absence of an owner sends some dogs into keen wailing and barking, frequent house soiling and self-destructive behaviors; all signs of separation anxiety. Learn more about separation anxiety here.

Perhaps the most distressing behavior problem is the dog who barks when left alone. Learn which bark describes your dog best as misreading the dog may result in a failure to extinguish the problem.

  Do you have a puppy teething that would rather use your arm than a bone as a chew toy? While it is normal for puppies to use their mouths when playing with each other, this behavior becomes a problem when it carries over into their interactions with us.  You might think of mouthing as being a behavior exclusive to …

Coprophagia, the ingestion of feces by an animal, is quite common in dogs. Some eat their own stool, some eat that of other dogs, and some of other animals. Find out why and how to stop it here.