Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part IV: Avoiding Avoidance

Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part IV: Avoiding Avoidance

Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part IV:  Avoiding Avoidance 1. Don’t avoid! Don’t cross the opposite side of the street when you spot your dog’s arch-enemy coming your way; don’t chart walks with your nervous dog on quiet mornings down streets when nobody else is around. Avoidance at best simply delays the problem; at some […]

Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part II: Leashing Up

Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part II: Leashing Up

Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part II:  Leashing Up 1. Don’t use a back-clip harness, unless your dog’s physiology requires it for health/safety reasons. (Physiological reasons might include a weak trachea or injured back or neck.) A back-clip harness (a harness that attaches to the leash above the dog’s shoulderblades) is designed to give a […]