Teaching your dog to be alone

Since canines are highly social creatures, being alone can be quite stressful. Fortunately, you can teach your pup to enjoy his alone time or at least tolerate it. If he never grasps how to do this, you may wind up with a dog who acts out through excessive barking, digging, and chewing – or develops …

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Seasonal sounds: What are your dog’s noise aversion triggers?

Canine noise aversion is common anxiety and fear-based response that affects over 1/3 of dogs. When considering if your dog has noise aversion, determine your dog’s trigger: What sounds initiate your dog’s noise aversion? Although fireworks and thunder are the most commonly reported triggers, many indoor noises can trigger a fear response. As the holidays approach, …

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