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Canine Anxiety
Anxiety turned my sweet dog into Cujo. Here’s how we got her back!
Anxiety turned my sweet dog into Cujo. Here's how we got her back!

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time… long before I had human children… Pluto was my only child. Just look at her gorgeous fluffy self. What a smile! Yes, she totally charmed us. She was the inspiration for Waggle. And she came everywhere with us. As surely as I was going somewhere, so was […]

Is your dog trying to tell you something?
Is your dog trying to tell you something?

We LOVE our dogs! I do. And I know you do. But, do we listen enough to what they’re trying to tell us? Much of the time we do, but I reckon we all miss at times. If you’re like, me you want to bring your dog everywhere with you. My Pluto is a pretty […]

Barking Part II: Fear & Aggression
Barking Part II: Fear & Aggression

Here’s part II of our series on barking… and more importantly how to curb this ear splitting canine hobby. This is the second guest post from dog trainer John Visconti to address some barking problems. Fear/aggression barking:  Essentially, these are linked. Fear is the emotion the dog is experiencing; aggressive barking is how the dog manages […]

Barking Problems? Your dog doesn’t think so.
Barking Problems? Your dog doesn't think so.

My dog is perfect… well perfect for me! But I will say Pluto’s got quite a bark on her. This is the one thing that Pluto does that makes me crazy.  Today we’ve got a guest post from dog trainer John Visconti to address some barking problems. This is the first part of a series […]

Dealing with Dog Anxiety
Dealing with Dog Anxiety

I read a fabulous article by Debra Flick – Scrunchies and Lavender Candles for Thunder Phobia? Yep. – on solving a serious dog anxiety issue. Pepper the dog was a really serious case. At the onset of a storm she’d begin by pacing and panting. This quickly escalated to racing from room to room and chewing at the […]

Handling dog anxiety: does my dog need Prozac?
Handling dog anxiety: does my dog need Prozac?

Apparently humans and canines have more in common than you might think. A research study at a university in Spain has discovered that aggressive dogs had much lower levels of seratonin in their blood than samples from non-aggressive dogs. Seratonin is the magic substance in the brain which regulates moods in people as well. This […]