Articles

Sonar’s Story: Separation training with a deaf rescue dog

When Sonar’s “mum” Cheryl approached me about working with them to fix Sonar’s separation issues I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to get started. Having recently lost my beautiful little deafy Mabel, tragically and suddenly to a brain tumour, my heart went out to little Sonar. I hoped that my first-hand experience...

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Separation anxiety in puppies

I was doing a bit of research the other day for another project I am working on, and was astounded to discover that during the pandemic, the number of dogs in the U.K. alone has gone up by an estimated 3 million individuals (Pet Food Manufacturers Association figure 2020-2021). Now that is a lot of...

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Can toys help my dog beat separation anxiety?

One of the things I commonly hear from separation anxiety clients is “we leave him with toys but he doesn’t even touch them”. And yet there are countless dog toys marketed as “helping” to cure separation anxiety! So what’s going on? As a separation anxiety specialist, I think toys are incredibly important in helping dogs...

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How to help a dog with separation anxiety

Separation anxiety causes so much stress and upset, and yet despite the inconvenience and expense, most of the owners coming to me for help have one major question: “How can I help my dog overcome their separation anxiety?” I find it so heart-warming that despite all the difficulties the owner is facing – their number one...

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Quick fixes for separation anxiety in dogs

If you’ve read any of my articles, or indeed if you have been researching dog separation anxiety for any length of time, you have probably already received the message loud and clear that there are no quick fixes for separation anxiety.   It is human nature though to be curious, and to hope that somehow you...

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