Anxiety and Fear

Why Does My Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

– Posted in: Anxiety and Fear, Doberman Pinscher, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, German Shepherd, Mixed (Cross) X Breed, Newsletters, Separation Anxiety

Reasons for Canine Separation Anxiety Hi John: My sister’s dog is a 50 pound, 11-year-old mix Doberman Pinscher/German Shepherd X. Molly has always suffered from separation anxiety but in recent months has become destructive. She has totally chewed up sofa cushions and more dangerously, wires! She seems to be having trouble adjusting to my sisters new [...]

Paw Licking Golden Retriever

– Posted in: Anxiety and Fear, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear and Anxiety, Golden Retriever, 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 [...]

Options for an Aggressive German Shepherd Dog – Part 2

– Posted in: Aggression, Around Children, By Problem, Children and Dogs, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, German Shepherd, Newsletters, Towards Children

Regarding your column: Options for an Aggressive Dog You really are crazy! I’m a Veterinary Technician. Don’t ever say Euthanasia is one of the options for an aggressive dog! Its not. And it shouldn’t be one of your four ridiculous so called “solutions”. I don’t hope to ever see your ridiculous scenarios in your column again. Your title [...]

Options for an Aggressive German Shepherd Dog

– Posted in: Aggression, Around Children, By Problem, Children and Dogs, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, German Shepherd, Newsletters, Towards Children, Towards Unfamiliar People

We have a 3 year old German Shepherd. One throw of the rope and she’s a friend forever, if you’re an adult that is. When she gets near a toddler or a small child, she gets very aggressive. Our neighbourhood has a lot of young families and I’m scared to death that if she gets [...]

Jealous Great Dane

– Posted in: Aggression, By Problem, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Fear, Fear and Anxiety, Great Dane, 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 [...]