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.
If you are an avid camper, it is natural that you would want to take your dog with you, though extra planning and precautions are needed.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 15-21st! Take care not be among the nearly 1 million Americans who require medical attention for dog bite wounds every year.
Some conscientious dog owners will attach a yellow ribbon to the leash or collar of a pet that may need some extra space. Be sure to ask before petting these animals and if walking your own dog, try to give the yellow ribboned dog plenty of room.
Should you wait until your puppy is six months old to start training, or should you start sooner?
Michael Burkey, a former law enforcement officer and now the owner of Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, MI, has owned and worked with dogs for most of his life.
Julia Levitt, of In Harmony Dog Training, LLC, shares tips about how to identify, and help overcome, fear and anxiety in dogs.
Dogs do experience changes as they grow older, and it is important to recognize these changes. But whoever said “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” may have never owned a dog.
My name is David Caddell and I am the Hospital Director at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. Julia has been our training instructor and also serves as a behaviorist that our veterinarians refer patients too. We see pets on an almost weekly basis who have ingested some type of foreign body requiring life saving surgery. Julia believes training can actually serve as preventative medicine.
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.