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Cooling Mats For Dogs- Review Jun 18, 2024

Have a sensitive dog who doesn't love the heat, but you can't put a bandana or vest on them?  Cooling mats might be a good option for you.

There are many types of commercially available cooling...

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Training Fearful Dogs To Take Pills fearful dogs May 14, 2024

Is your sensitive pup a slow, suspicious eater? Are you running out of ways to trick them into taking their pills? 

For dogs who quickly gulp down treats without chewing them, and will...

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Does your dog freak out when separated from you in the house? fearful dogs May 07, 2024

Would you like to be able to put your dog in another room or a crate when you have visitors, but your dog doesn't tolerate being separated from you? This can make it really tough to have guests, if...

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Will Your Dog Get Better With Time And Patience? fearful dogs Apr 30, 2024

Have you heard that you just need to "Give your dog more time"?  Are time, patience, and love really enough to build your fearful dog's confidence and change their behavior? 

In my...

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Our Favorite Enrichment Games For Fearful Dogs enrichment fearful dogs Apr 23, 2024

You want your fearful dog to feel happier and more confident- but where to start? Enrichment games are a great way to get more joy into your dog's day. Here are some favorites from our Confidence...

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Why Comforting Your Dog Isn't Working Apr 16, 2024

Are you heaping love and reassurance on your fearful dog, but just can't seem to make them feel better? The reason could be a "comfort mismatch" between humans and dogs. 

We humans have ways...

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Helping Your Dog Feel Safer At Home: 4 Real-Life Examples fearful dogs Apr 09, 2024

If you have a fearful dog, you likely want them to feel safe and secure. But what does that mean, and how do you go about implementing it? 

This week, I share four real-life examples from our...

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Does Your Fearful Dog Want To Be Petted? fearful dogs Apr 02, 2024

One of the hardest things about living with a very fearful dog? Not being able to shower them with affection the way you'd like.  Many of the fearful dogs I work with are not...

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Getting your dog into and out of the car: 3 options fearful dogs Mar 12, 2024

Is your dog afraid of getting into the car? Or maybe you're just looking for an easier loading up option than the one you've been using? 

In earlier blogs, I've talked about how to train a dog...

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Step-In Harnesses: Getting Them On Without Scaring Your Dog Mar 05, 2024

Do you find yourself fighting with your dog to get their legs into their step-in harness?  That's no fun for either of you, and could even lead to a bite if your dog is scared enough. 

In...

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Your Dental Health Questions Answered By A Small Animal Vet Feb 27, 2024

There is so much misinformation out there about canine dental health! In honor of February being Pet Dental Health month, I collected your questions from our Facebook group and Confidence Builders...

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Your Questions Answered By A Veterinary Dentist Feb 13, 2024

There is so much misinformation out there about canine dental health. In honor of February being Pet Dental Health month, I collected your questions from our Facebook group and Confidence...

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