Behavior

Mom–I’m Bored

Dogs are a lot like children. If you don’t give them something fun to do, they will make their own fun—and often not in ways you approve of.   Only thing is, they can’t call their friends on the phone, read Facebook, play video games or Pokemon Go.  The highlight of their day is when you come home, the 15 minutes…

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Separation Anxiety

Signs of Separation Anxiety When you are home, does your dog shadow you everywhere? When you are ready to leave, or inaccessible to your dog, does s/he shake, pant, tremble, salivate, or pace? When you are gone, does your dog destroy things around the home, often items with your scent on them? When you are gone, does your dog damage…

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Ladder Of Aggression

Ladder Of Aggression

Generally, before biting, dogs will give warning signals, such as growling, barking, and snarling. Now, if these warnings are ignored, because the human is not paying attention or chooses not to, or in some cases such as with children, unable to understand the warnings, they may lead to a bite or even an attack.  These signals begin with subtle behaviors…

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Calming Signals

Calming Signals

Do you know how to read your dog? As we all either own a dog or know someone who does, we should all know the common signals that dogs give – especially the ones that show that they are stressed because if we keep pushing when they are stressed, this can lead to a bite. So here are some calming…

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Owner Directed Aggression

Owner Directed Aggression

What Is Owner Directed Aggression? Usually occurs in situations involving access to preferred resources, during interactions such as petting, moving, handling and reprimanding, or attempting to take objects from the pet Aggressive responses may range from mild growling to lunging and injurious bites.  Responses may be unrelated to the suspected level of provocation. Common triggers include standing or staring at…

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How To Stop Your Dog From Digging

How To Stop Your Dog From Digging

Digging While digging is an instinctual behavior for a dog, it is definitely frustrating to deal with a garden full of holes. While this may initially seem like a difficult behavior to deter, here are seven effective ways in which you can stop a dog from digging up your beautiful garden. Training definitely works, but here are some things you…

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