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Have You Heard? The Key To Calmer, Happier Dogs

Audiobooks are the key to calmer, happier dogs. Does your dog become a nervous wreck or a destructive menace when you leave him or her at home alone? Here’s a new way to solve the problem that you may never have thought of. The problem Dogs are highly social pack animals, which means that one of the most unnatural things we can do is leave them home alone. Unfortunately for many people, bringing their dog everywhere is not an option — but neither is having a bored or anxious dog tearing the house apart when they’re left alone. Crate training

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Anxiety

Winding Up

One of the issues I get asked about the most is separation anxiety. It most often shows up as a dog being either destructive or excitable while the humans are away — or sometimes even while one human is away even if the rest of the pack is there. The best solution to separation anxiety is to never cause your dog to develop it in the first place, of course, but it can be fixed if you’re willing to understand how you created the problem, and then have the patience to take the steps necessary to undo it. What’s happening

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Anxiety

Cesar’s Dog Training Video: Dog Separation Anxiety

Because of the many questions Cesar receives about dog separation anxiety he decided to create this down and dirty dog training video on the subject. Cesar says that the single worst thing that can happen to a dog is being away from you. “Dogs are pack animals and there’s nothing more unnatural than being away from their pack,” he explains. In this dog training video, Cesar explains why dog separation anxiety occurs, and what Pack Leaders can do to overcome separation anxiety in their dogs. 0

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Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety From Leaving Dog Alone

By Joe Wilkes Dogs are very social animals, and they would like nothing more than to be by your side 24/7. But dog food doesn’t buy itself, and that may entail you having to leave them home alone while you go off to bring home the bacon, and the dog treats. We might imagine our dogs gleefully doing the Tom Cruise “Risky Business” slide when we shut the door behind us in the morning, but the more likely scenario is the dog experiencing some level of separation anxiety. This separation anxiety might manifest itself as anything from nuisance barking or

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All About Dogs

Is Bad Weather Coming? Ask Your Dog

“Dog Alerts Owner to Bad Weather” It sounds like a headline from a supermarket tabloid but scientific facts support this seemingly amazing claim — which is not so amazing to those of us who own dogs. So many of us have experienced our furry companions barking well before we hear thunder, or have come to enjoy the old head-in-our-lap cuddle just before rain pelts our house. How often do we find our dogs jumping for joy just about the time we hear our weatherman warning of an imminent snowstorm? We’ve all heard those not-so-tall tales of a family’s dog barking

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All About Dogs

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Can It Affect Your Dog?

The Wall Street Journal ran a story about Gunner, a bomb-sniffing dog stationed in Afghanistan. After being exposed to the realities of war, Gunner became so skittish that he was declared “excess” by the Marine Corps and relieved of his duties. Upon returning to The States, it was decided that Gunner exhibited symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although recently in the news, canine PTSD is a fairly new concept and one that veterinarians are still debating. Doctors are hesitant to slap an official “PTSD” label on a stressed-out dog; however, many agree that dogs that have experienced certain

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Anxiety

Weathering The Storm

Perhaps you know the drill: A flash of lightning, a clap of thunder, and your normally calm dog is off whining and wildly searching for a hiding place. Animal behaviorists call this reaction “storm anxiety” or “noise phobia.” And while it’s pretty common in dogs, it’s hardly easy to watch — or cure. But don’t ignore it, advises Matt Peuser, a Kansas veterinarian, explaining “Most of the time, they don’t grow out of it on their own, and many will get worse with time if nothing is done.” Yet many owners are stumped about how to address the behavior. One

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Agression

The Rundown On Aggression

By Cesar Millan When people ask me for help with their dogs, I ask them to tell me what they think the problem is. Quite often, they immediately diagnose aggression. “My dog is aggressive on the walk.” “My dog is aggressive around food.” “My dog is aggressive all the time.” In fact, in a recent Facebook survey of my fans, when we asked you to pick the single most serious problem you have with your dogs, aggression was the number one choice. However, more often than not, the dog is not aggressive. It is curious and excited on the walk,

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All About Dogs

5 Consejos Para Aliviar La Ansiedad Por Separación

Llegas a la casa después de un día largo de trabajo y un torbellino lleno de energía, saltando y girando te recibe. Tu perro te sigue hasta la sala donde encuentras tu par de zapatos favorito masticado. Luego, tu vecino te dice que, una vez más, tu perro ha perturbado a todo el barrio aullando y ladrando mientras estabas fuera. ¿Te suena familiar? Tu perro puede sufrir de ansiedad por separación. En la naturaleza, los perros casi nunca están lejos de su manada. Es nuestro deber ayudarles a hacer que esta situación antinatural sea menos estresante. Así que siguen cinco

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Placebo(w)-Wow-Wow

You may have heard of the “placebo effect.” This is a phenomenon that happens when people take harmless or inactive substances, like sugar pills, with the belief that they are medicine, and then their body reacts as if they had taken an actual drug. The scoop on placebo It’s most used in clinical trials of new medications, typically with half the people getting the test drug and half getting placebos. Ideally, neither the patients nor the doctors running the trial know which is which until researchers look at the data after the fact. The whole point of this is to

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