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How long does it take to fix a dog’s separation anxiety?

How long does it take to fix a dog’s separation anxiety?

As a qualified CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer) one of the most common questions I get asked by clients when they start working with me on  Separation Anxiety protocol is "How long will it take?". This is the million dollar question, and one to which I wish...

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Separation Anxiety – to crate or not to crate?

Separation Anxiety – to crate or not to crate?

Crates can be helpful tools, but with dogs with Separation Anxiety I recommend not using one....or any confinement unless absolutely necessary. As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, I spend my time helping dogs overcome their separation anxiety, and confinement...

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Training your dog or puppy – it takes time

Training your dog or puppy – it takes time

Us humans live in a world where we can generally get what we want, when we want. If we want a new pair of jeans, we can go online and order some to arrive on our doorstep often within 24 hours. If we want to ask a question or find out information, we can post on...

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety is a phobia of being alone, and it is stressful for both dogs and owners. Dogs who have separation anxiety panic when they're left alone, and that panic is what leads to signs such as panting, drooling, increased heart rate and respirations rate,...

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Helping your older dog with arthritis live their best life!

Helping your older dog with arthritis live their best life!

As our dogs get older, like us, their needs change...what they can manage changes...but we owe it to them to ensure they are happy, and their lives are as full, enriched and comfortable as possible. There are so many ways we can keep our 'golden oldies' happy and safe...

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“How can I stop my dog from barking?”

“How can I stop my dog from barking?”

Barking can be really annoying cant it! There is always a reason for why your dog is barking....and the first step in addressing the barking is to identify what that reason is. Barking is a normal behaviour and method of communication for dogs, and some breeds are...

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