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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.

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.

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 …

Chewing is a common complaint among those caring for dogs younger than one year old. Learn why dogs resort to chewing and how you can it to stop, especially when it becomes a destructive behavior.

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.

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.

Canine possession aggression (CPA), also known as food or object guarding, occurs when dogs aggressively protect certain items. Learn more about this behavior and how to end it here.

Which three types of dogs love to bark the most? Find out here and get advice for cutting down the barking to restore peace and quiet to your home.