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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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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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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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