Fear and Anxiety

Puppy Socialization Related – Why Wolves Are Forever Wild, but Dogs Can Be Tamed

– Posted in: Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Workshop

Puppy Socialization is Important – One of the topics I’m most passionate about from an educational perspective is puppy socialization so I keep my eyes peeled for new research. I found this recently: Jan. 17, 2013 — Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it’s been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, [...]

Crate Training the Dog That Hates Crate Training

– Posted in: Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters

Crate Training Gone Wrong [jwplayer config=”Molly Escape” mediaid=”7425″] Dear John, For the first 3 months my 7 month old puppy Amy was crated at night and while we were out. She has suddenly became extremely resistant to the crate. When we return home we find her frantic and covered in her own saliva. Recently in [...]

Paw Licking Golden Retriever

– Posted in: Anxiety and Fear, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Separation Anxiety

Paw Licking Not Always An Allergy We have a two-year old, male golden retriever that about once every four or five months licks his paw until it is balding and slightly red. It always heals over but we are puzzled by what is causing this paw licking behaviour. He gets exercise and plenty of mental [...]

Jealous Great Dane

– Posted in: Aggression, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder, Thunder Fireworks Gunfire Hot Air Balloons

I have a 4 months old jealous great dane. At home he’s great but can be a little timid. I had him to puppy training to learn some simple tricks and try and socialize him. Now he has some jealousy issues when other dogs are around and is starting to growl at men who come [...]

Dog Is Scared of Thunder Maybe But Very Very Smart

– Posted in: By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Sounds, Thunder, Thunder Fireworks Gunfire Hot Air Balloons

My dog is scared of thunder. She is a 5-year-old Border CollieX that hides under the bed when the weather gets bad. I came home from work last Wednesday, and called for her. The weather had been bad, so I gave her a few seconds to get out from under the bed; I called, and [...]

Dog Scared of Hot Air Balloons and Is Afraid to Go For Walks

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Fear of Balloons Hi John: Our dog was frightened by  hot air balloons flying very low. However, two weeks ago whilst out on a walk she came practically face-to-face with a balloon about to take off and since then I can only describe her behaviour as verging on paranoid. The situation is now rapidly deteriorating.  Over [...]