Should you give your dog medication if it has Separation Anxiety? All your questions answered.
Incidentally, for those wondering, baby rats, or "ratlings" as Stacey would have you believe (!!), are actually called pups or kittens.
The Use of Medications in Canine Behavior Therapy - Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, Media, Pennsylvania, 2014 https://bit.ly/3sFzH4L
Behavior Medication: First-line Therapy or Last Resort? - Dr Jens' Dog Blog, 2016 https://bit.ly/3qtp82S
Having a dog with separation anxiety can be very difficult; we get it. So it's important to keep a positive mindset and reach out for extra support when you need it.
In this, our final episode of the first season of Tails From The Dog House - and last one for the year - Lisa, Stacey & Ness get into the holiday spirit, answering listener questions around separation anxiety training.
In this episode, Stacey, Lisa & Ness talk about puppies, their upbringing, settling them into their new home and how to add a "protective layer" against separation anxiety.
Lisa once again brings her monkey to the show and the Terminator also pays a visit.
What do you do with a dog with Separation Anxiety during the pandemic? Does being with your dog all the time cause SA? We discuss the best way to tackle lockdown and the importance of starting training now, rather than leaving it until you have to head back into the office.
In this episode we discuss what trainers and owners should do - and what they shouldn't - when it comes to dogs with Separation Anxiety. We also go "hunting", get nekkid (well our dogs do!) and talk about locking naughty kids in their rooms and feeding them cauliflower!
Also as promised here are the links to the two studies Stacey mentioned in the episode discussing predictability for dogs suffering from separation anxiety:
Separation anxiety in dogs: The implications of predictability and contextual fear for behavioural treatment (2014) https://bit.ly/33gD2w6 Separation-Related
Problems in Dogs A Critical Review - a summary of findings (2020) https://bit.ly/3fAHlqT
Everything you need to know about Separation Anxiety in dogs and how to fix it. Three global specialists from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States discuss all things related to Separation Anxiety. Join Stacey Bell from Focused Fun (US), Ness Jones from Separation Anxiety In Dogs Decoded (Australia) & Lisa Morton from The Complete Canine Online (UK) as they delve into the dos and don'ts of training a dog to feel safe and comfortable when left home alone!