Most dog owners can recognize separation anxiety by the destruction which greets them upon coming home. Knowing what to do about it is another matter though, and Dr. Figarra provides some tips for training your companion to cope with your absence.
With summer comes not only the positives of getting outside and enjoying the warm weather but the concern about thunderstorms and other loud events.
Julia Levitt, of In Harmony Dog Training, LLC, shares tips about how to identify, and help overcome, fear and anxiety in dogs.
Julia Levitt is the founder of In Harmony Dog Training (www.inharmonydogtraining.com) in Ann Arbor. Julia provides individual training for dogs and their owners, and also conducts dog training classes at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. She also serves as a behaviorist that our veterinarians refer difficult behavior cases to.
Dogs bark for lots of different reasons, and shouting at the dog to “Shut up!” isn’t usually the most effective solution. But modifying a basic routine can lead to big changes.
As part of Microchip month here at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital, we thought we would post some useful information regarding traveling with pets. We've heard some tragic stories of lost animals, but also many of pets and owners reunited because of microchipping. Some other resources you may or may not be aware of include this