Canine Boredom Busters! Alternative Dog Sports and Activities

Dog Sports to Keep Your Pet Dog Happy and Agile

Does your dog need some activity, but the typical dog sports such as agility or rally just do not tip your teeter?   While some dogs love the challenge of agility or rally or other organized dog sports, these sports are not good for all dogs. Some dogs can’t handle the class environment and proximity to other dogs, some dogs get bored of the same obstacles over and over again or some have aging joints that can’t handle the speed and impact of the exercises. Often, owners can’t afford the equipment and memberships to keep playing. Summer is the perfect … Continue reading

Separation Anxiety in Dogs and How to Manage It

Separation Anxiety Dog Problems of Being Left

Separation anxiety is one of the most debilitating dog problems I see as a canine behavior specialist in Los Angeles. In addition to the many dogs suffering greatly from this condition, it is also frustrating for an owner who is afraid to leave their dog alone for any period of time. This is out of fear their dog will harm themselves or destroy the home when they are gone. I even saw a case where the dog was so overwhelmed by his anxiety that he thought crashing through a window would be a better option than being left alone! Fortunately … Continue reading