Please Don’t Leave Me!
| Jan 29th, 2012

Does your dog whimper and cry when you leave her? Does she chew up your favorite pair of shoes when you’re at work? Or has she scratched patches of fur off her body? She is probably suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety? Really? Yes, really.

Prevent Dog Chewing
| Dec 22nd, 2010

Destructive dog chewing runs the gamut – from “taste nibbles” you may not notice on your leather shoes to complete decimation of your cabinetry, furniture or wardrobe. Unfortunately, chewing is a natural behavior, particularly for puppies and young dogs, who chew to satisfy curiosity, curb boredom and satiate oral cravings. By understanding that this is in fact a natural drive, you can begin to appreciate that it will take a concerted effort to stop dog chewing.

Dog Growls
| Dec 16th, 2010

With many dogs, their bark is worse than their bite. But new research shows that dogs can recognize the size of another dog by its growl.

Dog Runs Out Door
| Dec 11th, 2010

When a dog runs away by bolting out the front door, panic ensues. Learn how to prevent a runaway dog by understanding and conrolling this behavior problem.

Counter-Surfing Dog
| Nov 25th, 2010

Counter-surfing dogs often develop ingenious solutions to score food off of the counters, employing elaborate tactics to stealthily acquire and consume their “prey.” Stories abound about dogs that have learned how to open the refrigerator in order to consume the holiday turkey. Or the Pit Bull who stole an entire tin of Danish butter cookies off the counter and buried them under his bed for a week. (True story!)

Dog Digging
| Nov 12th, 2010

Digging dogs can cause all kinds of problems in the home, which can range from mildly irritating to downright dangerous. While wrecked flowers and ruined landscaping is expensive, a dog that digs to escape the yard can easily become lost or even killed.