Tag Archives: dog anxiety

Exercise for Dogs: Tiring vs. Taxing

Posted on: August 8, 2016 - 5 Comments

The right kind of exercise is helpful to your dog's mental health, and the wrong kind can be harmful.

Positively Success Story: Libby

Posted on: November 17, 2014 - 2 Comments

I adopted Libby in May of this year from our local animal shelter. She initially showed up last December at approximately a year old as a stay that no one claimed. She was adopted once but was returned because she continued to scale a six-foot fence and roam the neighborhood. My husband and I are Read More

Top 5 Summertime Pet Safety Tips

Posted on: July 14, 2014 - No Comments

As temperatures increase, pet owners must prepare for the numerous hazards and stressors associated with the temperature changes, sun exposure, holiday food consumption, and festive gatherings that summer brings. To ensure your pet has a safe and fun summer, take proactive steps to prevent potentially life-threatening illness and injury. Here are my Top 5 Summertime Read More

“Unemployed Dogs” Are a Growing Trend

Posted on: December 17, 2013 - 6 Comments

I often use the term "unemployed dogs" to describe four-legged friends who live their lives with little exercise or mental stimulation. While most dogs don't need to be actual "working" dogs, it's a real tragedy when dogs are left alone most of their lives and are rarely given the chance to exercise--mentally or physically. A Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 315

Posted on: January 25, 2013 - 3 Comments

Holly's CNN shoot in Jerome, AZ, Victoria's resolution to for eat more healthily, how to feed your dogs a better diet, animal cruelty, MN-based VSPDT trainer Amy Sandmann talks about her therapy dog work with Pet Partners & more.

Separation Anxiety article from The Bark

Posted on: June 28, 2011 - No Comments

In my recent article for The Bark magazine (available on newstands now), separation anxiety was the question of the day: Reader's Question:  Charley, a rescued three year-old Lab who’d spent his entire life in an outdoor kennel, was scared of everything when we first got him. He’s been with us for eight months and now, Read More

FEARS (and trees!)

Posted on: December 3, 2010 - 6 Comments

There are not a lot of things that “scare” me, but falling trees are one of the things that I worry about.  As I write this, I am sitting in a pitch dark room at 2am in the morning listening to the sound of roaring wind gusts outside.  We just had tornado producing storms with Read More

Fireworks are not only for the 5th November (sadly!)

Posted on: December 2, 2010 - 3 Comments

After another long strung out period of loud bangs, fireworks night has thankfully been and gone for another year, but not before it affected many of our household pets.  Standby for one of my soapbox moments; Fireworks(or Guy Fawkes) Night seems to be developing into Fireworks Fortnight, as the celebrations begin a week early and Read More

The Challenge of Separation Anxiety

Posted on: November 22, 2010 - 12 Comments

Canine behavior specialists deal with fear issues, aggression issues, and everything in between. Most would agree, however, that separation anxiety can be one of the most difficult behavior problems to solve. Not only do separation issues present in challenging ways and sometimes to a severe degree, but the success of any rehabilitation program depends largely Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 108

Posted on: October 9, 2010 - No Comments

Victoria gives us an update on the new season of IMOTD while discussing her role as a counselor to humans on the show as well as dogs. The hot topic is pet bereavement and grieving: how pets grieve for each other and how animals have a greater capacity than we're aware of. Victoria discusses the Read More