Ask Alecia: Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Dear Alecia, I bought a dog from a breeder (7 months old now) and had no idea that it has a pretty good case of separation anxiety.  I have been working with this dog for over a month, with behavioral modification, desensitizing and obedience training.  This is all going on with the assistance of vet […]

Review: Petlink’s Scents of Security [Video]

Recently I traveled to Atlanta for BarkWorld…so that meant our dogs and cats were here with John for four days. While they love being here with him, I knew they’d miss me so I thought this would be the perfect time to test out the Scents of Security toy from Petlink. This is such a […]

Eric Stromer: Minimizing Stress & Separation Anxiety with Home Decor

As I’ve written about before, I’m a *huge* fan of home improvement shows. Just as we are with our websites, John and I are very much DIYers when it comes to our home, too. (John actually built the original portion of our home and, through the years, we’ve done many expansion and renovation projects on […]

Ask Alecia: My Pup Shows Signs of Separation Anxiety!

Dear Alecia, My husband and I adopted a 5-month-old mixed breed puppy from the pound last week. Two days after we adopted him I had him at the vet’s office for shots and upset tummy issues. He tested negative for Parvo so they gave him meds (but no shots) and sent him home. The next […]

Ask Alecia: Separation Anxiety

Today we’re bringing you the fourth part in the Hot Spot Tele-Training Series by Alecia Evans of Walk In Sync. Filled with tips from this holistic dog trainer, the series has included housetraining,  loose leash walking, and teaching your dog to come when called. This week, we discussed a topic that, regardless of whether you […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Lab Ruins the Carpet When I’m Gone!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have a Lab mix, how can I get her to quit scratching the carpet?  She only does this when we are gone, never when we are home.  She has ruined some of our carpet by scratching hole in them. Thank you for your help, I can’t get new carpet until she […]

Dealing with Dog Separation Anxiety

by Donna Hoster I don’t remember any of the dogs I grew up with being angst ridden when left alone for awhile. They were thrilled when we’d come back home, but as long as they were in their own familiar surroundings, being left at home, while not as great as going for a ride (unless […]