Fear and Anxiety

Retrospective Study On Hypersensitivity-Hyperactivity Syndrome In Dogs: Long-Term Outcome Of High Dose Fluoxetine Treatment And Proposal Of A Clinical Score

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Relationships, Trainers and Training, Unruly

I suspect that the number of spelling and grammatical errors found in the paper below is indicative of its legitimacy. However, it’s an opportunity for me to express my opinion regarding my suspicions regarding any diagnosis that suggests a dog suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I cannot say that it is never the case, [...]

Pit Bull Extremely Fearful of Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Newsletters, Pitbull (Pit Bull), Thunder
fear of thunderstorm and fireworks

My 8-year-old pitbull Nala started to become extremely fearful of thunderstorms and fireworks a few years ago. Every summer after the first few storms and fireworks happen she turns into a nervous dog. She doesn’t want to go out past 6 pm. She is constantly looking around “waiting” for something to happen. She starts shaking [...]

Fearful Bulldog Around Food Dish After Fight

– Posted in: British (English) Bulldog, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Resource Guarding
fearful bulldog

Hi John, We used to feed our English Bulldogs (two of them) together, and then the female began to get really aggressive with the food. We started to feed them separately and for a while it was working out fine, until a few months later, the male dog is refusing to eat from a bowl. [...]

Maturing Cocker Spaniel Puppy is Starting to Bark and Becoming Fearful

– Posted in: Anxiety and Fear, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Separation Anxiety
Barking Cocker Spaniel Puppy

Hi John, My cocker spaniel puppy is 4 months old today. We adopted her from a breeder when she was a little over 6 weeks old (but at the time I had thought she was 8 weeks old–it was a miscommunication between us). She’s a wonderful puppy and very easy to train. I waited until [...]

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Thunderstorms and Fireworks

– Posted in: Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Fireworks, Newsletters, Thunder

A lot of dogs suffer from anxiety during thunderstorms and when there are fireworks. I’ve written about it frequently. There was an article recently in Science Daily on the topic as well. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the complete article. “Dog owners everywhere feel a pang of anxiety as the Fourth of July [...]