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Dental Health and Behavior: Why Dental Care Is So Important fearful dogs reactive dogs Feb 06, 2024

Have you spent much time thinking about your dog's dental health? In honor of February being Pet Dental Health month, our online tooth brushing course is half off, and I'll be...

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Moving With A Fearful Dog fearful dogs Jan 09, 2024

Do you have a move coming up? Are you worried about how your fearful dog will handle the transition to a new home?  Here are 3 tips to help make the process go more smoothly. 


Tip #1:...

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Holiday Dog Toy Review 2023 enrichment fearful dogs Dec 19, 2023

For this year's holiday toy review, our team dogs (and a couple of guest stars!) tried out four new-to-them food puzzle toys. You can see video of the toys in action in the video below. Here's a...

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Dog afraid of holiday decorations? fearful dogs Dec 12, 2023

Have you noticed your dog freezing up, or maybe lunging and barking, at holiday displays? Many dogs are bothered by the large decorative displays that are more common this time of year. This week I...

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Introducing Nail Clippers To Your Dog fearful dogs Dec 05, 2023

 Have you tried to clip your dog's nails, but it didn't go as planned? Or maybe you're getting ready to introduce clippers to your dog, and you want to make sure to do it right. Either way,...

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Training for dogs afraid of stairs Nov 15, 2023

Do you and your dog live in a place where stairs are unavoidable- but your dog is afraid of them? Last week I talked about options for dogs who are afraid of stairs. One of those options, the...

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Strategies for dogs scared of stairs fearful dogs Nov 07, 2023

Do you have a dog who is afraid to go up or down stairs? This is something I've seen with many of my fearful dog clients. Here I'll talk about options to consider if you've got a dog afraid of...

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Help your fearful dog with treat targets fearful dogs Oct 31, 2023

Have you been trying to use treats to get your fearful dog to move somewhere- like out of their safe space, or out to the yard- but they won't eat the treats? If you've been struggling with getting...

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Planning for Halloween with a fearful dog fearful dogs Oct 24, 2023

Halloween can be a pretty scary time for fearful dogs! Here are some strategies for making Halloween a little less stressful for you and your pup:

 

Strategy #1: Get away for a few...

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Using hiding spots for fearful dogs fearful dogs Oct 17, 2023

Fearful dogs benefit from having the option to retreat and hide when they're nervous, and so it's a good idea to provide hiding places for them around the house.  However, even the best hiding...

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Creating cozy hiding places for your fearful dogs fearful dogs Oct 10, 2023

Do you think your dog would love some cozy hiding spots, but you're not sure how to set them up? Or maybe your dog already has some hiding spots, but you'd like to make them better. In this week's...

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Does your dog need hiding places? fearful dogs Oct 03, 2023

Many fearful dogs benefit from having places to retreat to and hide in the house.  Is your dog one of them? Look for these 4 signs that your dog would love a cozy hiding spot: 

 

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