Dogs : More Challenging Behavior Issues

Little dog with separation anxiety
What is separation anxiety in dogs? It is anxiety that manifests itself as visible stress within 30 minutes of the departure of the dog’s person....Read More
This rescued dog's person is rehabilitating him using positive techniques.
This toolkit offers information on how to rehabilitate an under-socialized dog from a puppy mill or hoarding situation, with information about working with dogs using gentl...Read More
Two reactive dogs receiving treats during reactivity training
Some dogs are reactive toward other dogs when they are on lead: They whine, bark, snarl, growl or lunge at other dogs....Read More
Dog muzzles can be helpful training and safety tools. This longhair dog is not wearing a muzzle.
A muzzle can be a helpful tool to keep everyone safe while you’re working to improve a dog’s social skills or trying to manage aggressive tendencies....Read More
German shepherd behind a fence
Some dogs are as sweet as pie when they’re out on walks with their people, but put them behind a fence in their yard or a window in their home and they bark ferociously, lu...Read More
Take precautions when approaching a scared dog like this dog who is cowering a bit
When meeting new dogs, always use respect, caution, and attentive awareness. Think in terms of learning the dog’s language....Read More
This dog is guarding his bones.
Guarding (possessiveness) is a natural, normal behavior for dogs....Read More
Feral and shy dogs, like this one hiding behind a tree, share some of the same challenges.
There are a number of techniques that can be employed to help feral dogs or shy dogs overcome their fear of people....Read More
This dog is guarding her food treats.
What is object guarding? An object-guarding dog is one who guards objects that he considers to be valuable....Read More
Black schnauzer wearing a green collar
Dogs who are anxious when led by collar Some dogs are sensitive to their collars being touched and react anxiously to being led by the collar....Read More