Fear and Anxiety

Dogs being afraid of water bowl

Hi John, I was reading on your website about dogs being afraid of their water bowls. You suggested sending a video. Here is mine. My dog is a 12-year-old border collie. He always has had anxiety over different things but this fear of his water bowl is new. It’s very strange. Any suggestions you can …

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Barking Cocker Spaniel Puppy

Maturing Cocker Spaniel Puppy is Starting to Bark and Becoming Fearful

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 …

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Are You Sure Your Dog is Safely and Happily Contained?

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Thunderstorms and Fireworks

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 …

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

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, …

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Crate Training the Dog That Hates Crate Training

Crate Training Gone Wrong 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 the course of 45 …

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