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Does my pandemic puppy have separation anxiety?

As countries all over the world announce “business as usual” with restrictions lifting and the workforce being required to go back to the office, separation anxiety specialists everywhere are seeing a surge in enquiries from owners worried that their pandemic puppy will struggle home alone once normal life resumes. Why are we worried about pandemic...

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A Whippet’s Separation Story

How do you know that your puppy has separation anxiety? There is unfortunately a lot of contradicting and outdated advice on what to do if your puppy does not seem to like it when left alone (spoiler alert: do not let them cry out). When our puppy showed signs of distress when left alone,...

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How to build up alone time with your separation anxiety dog

If you’re new to dog training, you may not yet have discovered the magic of “the three Ds”:DistanceDifficulty / DistractionDurationOkay that’s four, but not all trainers seem to agree on the middle one! I think all four are useful concepts, and here’s why……..Training a new behaviourSeparation training is like any other kind of dog...

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Separation Training for puppies

Like pretty much anything separation anxiety related, there’s some seriously mixed advice out there when it comes to separation training for puppies. Sadly, one of the most prolific pieces of advice still given out by breeders is to leave your new puppy as soon as possible. “The sooner they get used to it, the better”...

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