Tag Archives: Anxiety

Struggling With A Rescue Dog Who Has Really Bad Separation Anxiety

This is Joe. He looks like an angel, and he is, but he has extreme separation anxiety. (Picture Credit: Patty Parker) Many of us pet parents have one or more dogs who suffer from separation anxiety to varying degrees. I have a rescue dog, named Joe, who spent the last seven years of his life …

Is Your Anxiety Contagious To Your Dog? Here’s What You Can Do

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dogs are good at picking up on human emotions. That’s one of the things we love about them. They always seem to know when we need a cuddle to cheer us up, when we need a partner to share in our joy, and when we need a friend to act silly …

‘Stranger Danger’: Reduce Your Dog’s Anxiety When Meeting People

(Picture Credit: Wicki58/Getty Images) Introducing your pet to new people may be exciting and fun. For dogs, however, it can be stressful if they aren’t used to seeing new faces. They may go into “stranger danger” mode and cower behind you or run away. Even worse, they may lash out with aggressive behavior. It’s best …

This Forlorn Pup Can’t Bear His Toy Separation Anxiety

If you have a dog (or more than one) at home, odds are you’ve witnessed some of the seemingly bizarre tactics they employ to get back misplaced toys. For example, my childhood dog once insisted I let him outside just so he could retrieve a rawhide he left by the door the day before. Claire …

How To Manage Your Dog’s Anxiety While You’re Away Traveling

(Picture Credit: tirc83/Getty Images) You’ve got a big vacation planned, but you’re worried about your dog. It’s normal for every dog owner to feel guilty about leaving their pup behind, but if your dog has separation anxiety, it can bring on a whole new set of concerns. This can be especially troubling around the holidays …

Tattoo Helps A Man Overcome His Social Anxiety & Meet New Pups

Chase Grossman, a 22 year old who suffers from social anxiety, finds social interactions to be extremely daunting at times. His difficulties led him to get a seriously clever tattoo, that has eased the ability to give out all the belly rubs to every cute dog in his path. Chase has been a dog lover …

Halloween Noise Anxiety In Dogs And 8 Things You Can Do About It

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Halloween can be the most stressful holiday of the year for dogs after the 4th of July. With all the noisy decorations, parties, and people coming to the door, knocking, ringing the bell, and yelling, “Trick-or-treat!” your dog can start to feel very anxious, especially if they’re already prone to noise …

No, CBD is Not Marijuana – Why It’s Legal, Safe & Helpful for Dogs with Pain or Anxiety

CBD has become all the rage among dog owners over the last 2 years. With new studies showing great promise, and countless stories touting benefits, CBD is a topic every pet owner needs to be knowledgeable on. The Difference Between CBD from Hemp & Marijuana Hemp and marijuana are related in much the same way …

Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs, like people, have a mutual need to form social attachments, and while many dogs don’t like being alone, most learn to cope by themselves for short periods of time. Some dogs, however, become very anxious and distressed when left alone, and may bark, whine, pace restlessly, pant excessively or become very destructive. Let’s look …